Patrick Mukabi & Pascal Chuma (Art Featured Above) remind us that the Booty was invented in Africa - Made in Africa©. These two amazing artists celebrate the African woman in the most respectful of ways - by outrightly saying that voluptuous is beatiful. Mukabi's work above is a portrayal of the Kariokor plastic Market in Nairobi that is run and owned by women who support themselves. Pascal Chuma's painting above is titled, Voluptuous Love Mileage, and is a scene from the village he was born in Kisii, Western Kenya.
Ladies and gentlemen: the age of booty is here. If you live in one these places - Africa, United States, Europe, South America and even China you must have realized the massive craze with assess. Here in the US the booty trend has been epitomized by popular culture - for example, the recent hit by Nashville pop star, Meghan Trainor, has almost made 135 million YouTube views. Her song "I'm all about that Bass" is an upbeat polemic against mainstream culture that upholds a certain standard of beauty, especially for our women, namely: thinness. Trainor's catchy chorus resonates with the hearts of all ass lovers out there on planet earth.
Trainor's Chorus: "I'm all About that bass, 'bout that bass - no treble."
I have to admit that she lends her voice to the booty debate in a most creative way. Her jam celebrates men and women of all sizes and she also hits critically at magazines and popular media. She sings, "the magazines, working y'all's photoshop. We know that shit ain't real, come on now, make it stop."
Today, the booty is still fraught with politics but the new wave of booty lovers is a breath of fresh air because it makes everyone be appreciated for who they are. It is a melodious reminder that we code the definition beauty and therefore beauty comes in many forms, shapes and sizes.