“Quite a White Ou” is a South African music video described by its creators as “highly camouflauged marketing for UBuntu Bridge, a Xhosa and Zulu language Training Company.” The video aims to challenge racial stereotypes in South Africa and bridge the gap between European and African cultures. Singer and songwriter “Craigieji Makhosi” created this kwaito song, a style of music popular in South Africa, in an attempt to make people aware of the enormous gap between the European and African cultures within South Africa. The lyrics used in “Quite a White Ou” are in Xhosa, an African language spoken only in South Africa. Few white South Africans speak more than a few words of Xhosa, so communication issues are rife between white South Africans and black South Africans. Below is a translation of the chorus. Full lyrics can be found here. Join Quite a White Ou on Facebook for more controversial and humorous music videos that tackle racial, social and political issues in South Africa.
Ndisafunda isiXhosa (Im still learning Xhosa)
Ndithetha kancinci. (I speak a little only)
So Khawuzekelele (So Please talk slowly)
xa uthetha nami (when you speak with me)