Brand new video! 2Baba – Hate What U Do To Me


2Baba – Hate What U Do To Me: When I heard the words “New Video” and “2Baba” in the same sentence, I just grooooooaaaned. I’m still all in my feelings over Oya Come Make We Go featuring Sauti Sol, and I didn’t want anything to ruin the buzz. What if I don’t like this new song? What if it ruins the beautiful taste of that song on my tongue? I am not here for trial and error or eargasm lottery; Oya Come Make We Go is my jam and no contest.

Well, turns out that this is a new video but not a new song. Hate What U Do To Me is from his “Ascension” album back in 2014. I’d certainly never heard the song before, so this was the perfect excuse to listen to it.

And guess what? I love, love, love it! Wallahi, 2Baba can sing the hell out of a ballad, and this is no different. The angst is clear to hear for anyone who’s ever been in a tumultuous relationship. I really could listen to this all day long.

The Video?

Not so much. For no other reason but the girl used. I will continue to champion the cause for dark skinned ladies.



I cannot ABIDE this preference for light-skinned, mixed-race, point blank Asian women in our music videos. Nigeria is a West African country. We have an ongoing relationship with the equator and ergo, the sun. We are a Black race, a Black nation. What is all this melanin deficiency I see everywhere?

I can understand why the upstarts such as Tekno might feel the need to pander, but 2Baba is a national treasure. He could put a sack of charcoal on the screen, get Clarence Peters to shoot it, and we would love it. Where in God’s name did he find this Destinambari?

I am not here for Bombay Bae, her Brazilian weave or her faux ukwu.

But I really do urge you to listen to the song because it’s really awesome sauce.

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.


Leave a Reply