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SHiiKANE’s New Music Video “Oga Police” is Inspired by Native American Culture



BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police"

SHiiKANE is set to release the music video of their new single Oga Police. The theme for the shoot – ‘Native Freedom’ – was inspired by their love and affinity with Native American culture.

The group joined forces with renowned fashion photographer Luke Nugent on the project, with behind the scenes visuals captured by Artemis Szekir-Rigas.

The soon to be released video is focused on the struggles of the oppressed.

See photos below:

BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police" BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police" BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police" BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police" BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police" BellaNaija - The Native Indians! B.T.S. Photos of SHiiKANE's New Music Video "Oga Police"
Creative Direction: SHiiKANE
Photographer: Luke Nugent
Stylist: SHiibrit


  1. Shamir

    July 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Yes ladies!! ?

    • Fleur

      July 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Someborry about to get a note from one of the NA tribes. Please ask the redskins the trauma they have been through because of their mascot.. Why not dress like a Nigerian tribe? I guess wearing regular clothes is appropriating English abi na American culture? Me sef I confuse.

    • Surely

      July 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      So culturally inappropriate.
      Native Americans ARE NOT Indians. Ignorant whites gave them that name because Columbus was heading to India when he discovered America and called them so.

      And, their traditional clothing is NOT a costume.

  2. iyaEko

    July 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    NO! NO! & NO! Why????

    • seriously

      July 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      why? because they must have a rich dad(he must work, connected to the government) who keeps sponsoring their non existent talent. They are all over BN yet nothing to talk about them. I’m mortified.Their songs are shitty ok mediocre, their styles are confusing, it’s just weird in total.

  3. Sunshiney

    July 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    What rubbish is this, what do they know about Native American culture, obviously not a lot. Not all NAs wear warbonnets, do they even know which ones do?

    This is actually very disrespectful and embarrassing – like blackface. God, and I recently saw a West African girl complaining about how us blacks in the Americas appropriate West African culture, but what exactly are these girls doing?? Chiefs and warriors (usually male) in some tribes wear these types of headgear and female headdresses are different from the male. This is not cool at all…

  4. tunmi

    July 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Yeah this is in poor taste. If you want to respect and show homage to Native Americans, have the actual Native Americans in the video

  5. Lope

    July 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    The question is who actually listens to their song… apart from seeing it posted when they have something new, i doubt anyone knows or listens to thier music…
    correct me if I am wrong, as I am not based in Naija

  6. Mavo

    July 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    What the….?!!! These babes are not serious!

  7. Si!

    July 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm



    I only hear of them on BN.

    BN can overhype!!!

  8. funmilola

    July 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Who are these ladies?

  9. Jo

    July 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    If a white person adorns him/herself in an African attire/manner, many blacks would be up in arms shouting cultural appropriation; but I rarely hear other races do so when the tables are turned. Blacks seem not to have any issues appropriating other cultures to suit their purpose. Double standards?

    • Surely

      July 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      Native Americans are not whites…
      Also, that’s not how cultural appropriation works. Understand power structures before you throw around concepts you misunderstand.

    • dont worry about it

      July 7, 2017 at 3:41 am

      No reason to turn it into a competition. There are African Americans calling this out, I’ve seen it. You just seem like a racist now.

    • Maya

      July 10, 2017 at 5:18 am

      double-standards: yes. This is in some ways worse than White appropriating our culture, since there’s was also the subject of colonization.

  10. zzzzzzzzzzz

    July 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    OHO, with the cultural appropriation issues happening in the US these ladies are in for a backlash i.e. is they didn’t do it on purpose

    • Mimmi

      July 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      I think they did it on purpose… very controversial and shocking.
      I get the message, not sure if I agree with the ‘black face’ comment. I personally love it ?

  11. Laura

    July 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Haters everywhere? Wait for the video to drop before you complain. Y’all don’t even know the story behind it?.

    • dont worry about it

      July 7, 2017 at 3:41 am

      Because the head dresses are religious symbols that aren’t to be worn as costumes.

    • Roger

      July 7, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Apparently u dont know native culture..women dont wear head dresses. but i guess seeing pics of it and videos is diffferent..i call bullshit

    • Bex

      July 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Will you say the same when you see mr in blackface? You want us to support your blackness and your struggle but you waste not a moment of concern on our struggle. Not if you have to work for it. Use that so-called “woke” knowledge base you likely claim, and be REALLY woke by applying it to others.

  12. Leese

    July 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Can you say blatant disrespect for our culture?!?

  13. Amy

    July 7, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Cultural appropriation, full stop. So disrespectful and racist.

  14. Michelle

    July 7, 2017 at 1:38 am

    I guess it’s time for this indigenous turtle islander to get all kuntakinte up in this place go blackface with my kuntakinte naggerknots. When I’m done, will someone please lick my naggerlips and stick me to the wall so I can hang out…or just lynch me.

  15. Graham

    July 7, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Your “affinity for Native American Indian Culture” is nothing more than derivative, short sighted , entitled, privileged appropriation. Check yourselves.


    Those headdresses make you look fat.

  16. sheila

    July 7, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Wake up you fools. Obviously you have no intelligent or sensitivity you cannot steal another people’s culture and call it yours. You owe an apology to the nations. How dare you desecrate the offend the red race.

  17. Native Gal

    July 7, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Yuck!! As a native female, this is inappropriate. No woman from our tribe is allowed to wear a headdress, only the Chief has this right! Nothing pays “homage” to our culture!! As Native we dont need to be acknowledged in such a manner, we remain humble knowing that our Self worth comes from our Creator!

    • Angel

      July 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      You said it right ONLY CHIEFS can wear this

  18. Wagoshen

    July 7, 2017 at 4:05 am

    There’s no honor in mixing the sacred with – attire…

  19. Diana Schroeder

    July 7, 2017 at 6:37 am

    This is so disrespectful. You are using Native regalia for profit. You do not have permission and what you are doing is not helping oppressed people at all. In fact, you obviously know nothing about First Nations or you would not be wearing a feathered headdress. This is cultural appropriation at its worst. Educated yourself.

  20. Donna FB

    July 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

    You think you can just throw on a sacred item and some skimpy outfit and speak for natives ..this so wrong . You have no respect , you’re just as bad as the people who use natives for mascots . Making money off of a minority …how much of it are you going to donate to help native issues ?

  21. Bex

    July 7, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Mixing sleazy faux African animal prints with headdresses? STOP! You know better than to do this; your community is in an uproar 24/7 about abusive appropriation. This is the same knowledge base.

  22. Tee FB

    July 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Its sad that the only way this group wants press is by getting it in a negative way and not through their actual talent. Appropriating another culture isn’t appreciation.

  23. Sally Waukazoi

    July 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    You all look like fools. How ignorant of you morons to mock by people and say you are honoring us. My new goal is to expose you losers. Make a video about all the starving children in Africa instead of pissing off a bunch of Natives. Fyi only prominent men can wear head dresses. Get the hell out if here with that bullshit.

  24. Charlene

    July 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm


  25. Sho Sho

    July 7, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Keep your “love and affinity” for our culture. You my dear are just adding to the bullshit.

  26. ACE

    July 8, 2017 at 2:21 am

    These girls look hot. Specially the one in the middle.

  27. Diana Williams

    July 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    The wearing and displaying of such headdresses, and other “indigenous traditional arts and sacred objects” by those who have not earned them, especially by non-Natives as fashion or costume, is considered offensive to traditional Native peoples. The controversy is part of a wider effort by Native American activists to highlight what they call the ongoing “cultural genocide” against indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.[9] The trend of musicians and festival-goers wearing imitation warbonnets, aka “hipster headdresses” has led to criticism by Native Americans, apologies by non-Natives, and the banning of headdresses as costumes by several music festivals.
    Only women who have been honored are allow to wear them.

  28. Elijah

    July 8, 2017 at 3:41 am

    This is comparable to blackface – it really is – in fact it is worse. That is because everything else is so clownish and sexualized – you are using Native American culture in a sexual way and all the colors that corrupt the sacred regalia. It is just hideous. No to Fleur about regular clothes appropriating American culture – we are talking about a subjugated and marginalized people which cannot be compared to the mainstream culture that does said subjugation and marginalization. Please redo this whole concept – if you want to honor Native Americans, then please by all means include real Native Americans in real regalia in a feature piece and not in a sex show music video concept.

  29. Duo xander

    July 8, 2017 at 3:47 am

    This is Dispicable! I’m Native American and I see a lawsuit in the near future #Watchyourself

  30. The real Richard

    July 8, 2017 at 9:05 am

    These pictures are lovely. Best I’ve seen from Shiikane so far! “Black face” really??? HA HA HA!! You people commenting such things are SO stupid it’s unreal!!!! Really not the same thing you idiots!!

  31. Aaaaaa

    July 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Come and see comments o!!! a beg it’s not that serious. There are more important tins happening in this world sha….. you all need to go and sleep. Shikane I really am luv this tho

  32. Sonia Wapitnu

    July 8, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Okay sisters here’s the deal. I’m sure you make beautiful music and each of you are equally beautiful, but I’m restraining myself watching you wear a sacred war bonnet. I’m a black native — Congaree and Occoneechee-Saponi. Those are my mother’s people. I can’t wear a war bonnet, many of us natives cant. It’s reserved for the chief of certain nations. It’s highly offensive to wear one otherwise and even worse to see non-native people doing so. Now I know you didn’t know that. You’re just micmiking what you see white people do. White people who do this are ignorant. Why must you be that way too? Don’t insult me and my people. Please remove those war bonnets. In a matter of hours, unfortunately, natives will rain down on you with a kind of feary you’ve never experienced, Thier reach will go beyond you; they’re going to ride bare-back all over you, your album, and your company. They’re going to go to war against you and they won’t let up until they remove what belongs to the most sacred of us from you. You’re hurting my people right now. Never do non-native people reach out to get to know us. They only imitate and insult us like white people do. Congrats to you on your new found white status.

    Promoting Nigerian art on the backs of Native people. Pure fuckery.

  33. Stephanie

    July 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    No!!! NO NO! I feel an affinity to the black culture! I’ve often said that our great grandparents had the same story :'( Which is exactly why, as a native person, I would not wear black face to show my respect to the black culture. This is the same damn thing, and if you respected us you would not be wearing those SACRILEGIOUS head dresses. OH MY GAWD!

  34. No Name

    July 8, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Headdresses are a sacred. This is very culturallly insensitive to the Native American Community. It’s not okay and it’s very disrespectful.

  35. Greg

    July 9, 2017 at 5:45 am

    When people use racist term against these women for being black, they better shut up and take and suck it up .. cause they are using racism towards natives to make themselves famous

  36. T

    July 9, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Nothing like the oppressed taking the role of the oppressor. Let’s not appropriate other POC brothers and sisters.

  37. Pumpkin

    July 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I oppose Shiikane (a musical group touring the UK) and their appropriation of Native culture to further their careers, so like Pharrell… in which he had to apologize ( ). I posted this article to Shiikane’s Facebook and it just resulted in them blocking me ( ). Their inappropiate wearing of headdresses which is for men of honor, not women in shorty shorts. Their presentation of my cultural family and friends is disgraceful and being a women of color would expect a form of respect from other women of color.
    America continues to treat us Natives so wrong, I am sure you know about the fight in Standing Rock for one, it being the Tribe that has men of honor who are granted the sacred right to wear headdresses. America’s continued injustices to a indigenous people who still occupy a land.
    The injustices of freely trading and selling our stolen human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony overseas, that France does in auction houses. We do ask for respect, we ask that you educate in respect of other cultures!
    Peace and love, Pumpkin (Taos/Jemez/Laguna/Acoma Pueblo tribes)

  38. Native Nigerian

    July 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Lawd ha mercy!! Chai!! See how the native Americans came on Bella LiT as phuck!! Lmao

    Yassss!!! I am naija but loving all of this. Naija people this is how we should band together and demand apologies from people that insult our culture.

    Welcome to all the beautiful citizens of the different Native American nations!! We hope you get to experience Nigerian culture. Sadly, some of you found out about this great blog through a messy and disrespectful music group.

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