Its pedagogical qualities notwithstanding, The Thing is an absolute banger. This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Perhaps we could all stand to learn a Thing or two from Atumpan.
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Articles with atumpaan promotional tone from March All articles with a promotional tone Articles with hCards Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers. Complete list of nominees". Views Read Edit View history. Its pedagogical qualities notwithstanding, The Thing is an absolute banger.
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The flow of tracks and artists from London to Ghana and Nigeria and back again xtumpan only making this hybrid genre all the more thrilling. DancehallhiplifeAfropop. It is not profane.
Mills's request to use the song was never granted though so we'll never know.
Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Drawing on his degree in linguistics and education, he told the Ghanaian press that the The Thing referred to "anything teachable [and] discussable". The song is one of atupan growing number of Afrobeats tunes that have infiltrated the UK urban scene and even the charts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Afrobeats star Atumpan defends 'The Thing', but what is it?
Born on 24 DecemberCobbinah hails from Avenor in the Volta Region of Ghana and began making music in his early school days. Loading comments… Trouble loading?
Archived from the original on 24 March This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Retrieved 27 March Inrumours also circulated in Ghana that the late President John Atta Mills wished to use the song to humiliate his potential atumpwn rival Nana Konadu as a "small girl" who did not yet know the political thing.
Perhaps we could arumpan stand to learn a Thing or two from Atumpan. Retrieved from " https: This page was last edited on 14 Juneat Atumpan himself has always refused to acknowledge any sexual connotations.
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Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external tningand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. In he was admitted to Wiawso College of Educationwhere he trained as a atumpah teacher. In Octoberhe gained admission to the University of Education, Winnebawhere he read for a bachelor's degree course in Linguistics, majoring in English Language.
He went on to claim it was a gospel song, because "I am actually teaching, and the philosophy of the song is about advising young ones and tue to put them on the right path. Delivered alternately in English, pidgin and Atumpan's mother tongue Twi, and with a twinkling stream of classic highlife tones pegged to an irresistibly danceable beat, The Thing is an even more obvious candidate for global hit status than Oliver Twist. The fact that Atumpan is performing on Toddla T's stage at Notting Hill carnival this weekend is hardly going to hurt either.
March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Cobbinah began performing as Atumpan meaning Thijg Drum in the Akan language inwhen he released a major hit called "The Thing". Frank Elinam Cobbinah born 24 Decembercommonly known by his stage name, Atumpanis a Ghanaian afrobeat and dancehall singer. Show 25 25 50 All. The controversy is a little more understandable when you learn that in the original version, Atumpan sang "small girl" rather than "rude girl", while its video showed him as a schoolteacher gyrating with a class full of female students even if none of them looked small enough to actually still be at school.