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This Clip of the Dream Catchers  Dancing to 'Brown Skin Girl' Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The viral video of the Nigerian dance crew performing to Beyoncé, Wizkid and Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl" is what the song is all about.

We love us some Dream Catchers.Dream Catchers.

The young Nigerian dance crew have blessed us with many memorable dance numbers, but their latest might be our favorite yet. The crew shared a clip of them dancing to Beyoncé, Wizkid and Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl," a standout from Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album, which celebrates the beauty of dark-skinned black women.

In the clip, the young dancers appear elated as they dance and sing along to the song's empowering lyrics. "Brown skin girl, your skin just like pearls. The best thing in the world, never trade you for anybody else." The clip has since gone viral, with over 40,000 likes and counting.


"To me, it doesn't get much better than this. Brava, Beyonce," wrote Ava DuVernay. "You've done a beautiful thing here. I see pride. I see joy. #BrownSkinGirlChallenge." Many online have shared similar heartfelt reactions to the clip.

The song has spurred the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge. Lupita Nyong'o who Beyoncé name drops in the song shared a video of her reaction to hearing the line.

If you needed a Monday morning pick-me-up, here it is. Check out the full Dream Catchers' "Brown Skin Girl" dance routine below, and keep up with the group via their Instagram page.

Beyonce - Brown Skin Girl (Dance Video) by The Happy African Kids (Dream Catchers) ft. Wizkid www.youtube.com

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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

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