- Joro meaning
- WizKid Uses His Music To Create A Spiritual Connection With People Around The World.
- Wizkid Joro, Spiritual Meaning & Sybomlism
W izkid released his highly anticipated single “Joro“, produced by NorthBoi. Wizkid joro gives a blended meaning & symbolism of Caribbean and dancehall vibes on this single.
The accompanying music video which was directed by Adriaan Louw follows Wizkid and a companion as they dance across candle-lit rooms, hair salons and the streets of Lagos. It features actress/dancer Georgia Curtis.
It doesn’t really mean anything to be honest.
The ‘Joro’ slangs was originally from the song “Zombie” by Fela. It was about soldiers and their mindlessness during the dictatorship. Fela accused them of having no brains, being zombies and just following orders without thinking for themselves.
And sometimes you would often see soldiers just prancing about doing nothing, just walking about for no reason really, and that is what A joro jara joro was referring to, it is gobbledygook, just like the mind of the soldiers.
The ‘Joro’ slangs was originally from the song “Zombie” by Fela
The fury stirred up among the Nigerian police and military by Fela’s furiously confrontational albums Alagbon Close in 1974, and the beatings and harassments Fela & Africa 70 suffered as a consequence, were as nothing compared to the reprisals following a later 1976 album, Zombie.
Within months of its release, a large-scale army attack left Fela’s Kalakuta Republic compound burnt to the ground, and many of its occupants, including Fela, assaulted and seriously injured. The sacking of Kalakuta was not, of course, brought about only by Zombie, but in the tension then existing between Fela and the military, it raised the temperature to boiling point.
No brains, no job, no sense, joro jara jo
On the Zombie itself, over an urgent, quick-march accompaniment from Africa 70, Fela and the backup singers ridicule the mindset of men in uniform.
“Attention! Quick march! Slow march! Salute!” signs Fela, “Fall in! Fall out! Fall down! Go and Kill! Go and die! Go and quench!” Each phrase is followed by the women signers taunting response, “Zombie!”.
Fela contiunes: “No brains, no job, no sense, joro jara jo (meaning: no brains, no job, no sense, left right left; tell him to go kill left right left; tell him to go die left right left).
For the army, Fela’s lyrics were the final insult, direct attack on it’s pride and prestge, and probably more wounding for the fact that it was being made to look foolish, in part, by women. Worse still, Zombie was a hit across Africa, adding an international dimension to the insult. The army’s response was terrible.
The Video Concept Of Wizkid’s Joro
The concept of the video for Joro is based on the idea that he’s in Lagos, and she’s in London, but WizKid can still make the girl move, in Adriaan Louw’s latest video for the Afrobeat star.
WizKid uses his music to create a spiritual connection with people around the world. And in this case, he connects with a female protagonist in London, causing her to progressively unwind her performance in a series of beautifully captured dance moves.
WizKid Uses His Music To Create A Spiritual Connection With People Around The World.
This concept is symbolic of the growth and power that West African music is currently having on a global scale, and at the same time also showcases its roots within London.
The Joro video features London-based actress and dancer Georgia Curtis – herself of Nigerian and Spanish descent – who elegantly connects with WizKid’s music, firstly on a deserted nighttime street, then in a beauty parlour, and finally in a more theatrical set-up.
Wizkid Joro, Spiritual Meaning & Sybomlism
In the video, wiz started walking towards a room filled & lighted up with white candles. Candles represent different spiritual energies depending on the colored candle used.
Candles have been used since time immemorial for a variety of reasons from the practical, religious and ceremonial, to the decorative and romantic. In working with your aura and the Divine Light, candles play a powerful supportive role. Candles have their own particular force field that is unequaled in conducting and redirecting energy that has gone astray.
Candle Color Meanings
Color is a form of vibrational energy which affects us on different levels.
Subconsciously, we all know how we react to different colors. Red, for instance, stimulates and excites us, while blue is calming and soothing.
The color of a candle, or of anything in your immediate environment, is like a key which unlocks a certain compartment of your subconscious mind, and of your entire being.
White Colour Candles Symbolism
White candles are used for for cleansing, purification, healing, blessings, protection, purity, chastity, truth, sincerity, peace, spirituality, enlightment, prophecy, clairvoyance, clarity, rest, wholeness and joy. White also heals emotions, provides protection, repels negative energy, relieves tension and aids in meditation.
The white candle represents happiness, unity, and is the highest spirituality and the highest level of consciousness to protect, purify, and heal. White represents truth, unity, harmony, and wholeness of spirit. The user who burns a white candle is invoking lunar energy. Lunar energy can be link to the Star and Moon
Focus On Self.
Every human being has a personal “star” upon coming to Earth. ‘Star’ means light or light consciousness in pursuant to a person’s journey on earth and the impact he/she has come to make. The brighter the star (light), the greater the impact one will make on Earth.
Bright stars also mean those born for wealth, status, fame, to make a great impact on the world (such as Buddha) or otherwise. Earthly impacts due to a bright star does not have to mean a positive action (i.e. spiritual leader); it matters the effect caused by a persons actions or presence on a large number of people. Those with dimmer stars may not be born for wealth, status or otherwise, but are born for impactful purposes on a smaller or more personal scale that does not require grandeur.
No wonder he calls himself Starboy, like he knew his destiny.