WATCH: Childish Gambino masters 'Gwara Gwara' in new music video


Director, Producer and musician Donald Glover also known as Childish Gambino releases music video This is America to raise awareness about gun violence in America.

JOHANNESBURG – Director, actor, producer and musician Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has given his chart-topping new music video a distinctly South African twist, performing the local dance, &39;Gwara Gwara&39;.

The song, "This is America", has reached the number one spot on the US iTunes charts.

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The four-minute video tackles issues around police brutality and gun violence while focusing on the experiences of African-Americans in the US. 

The violent visuals, which depict Childish Gambino shoot several black people, are powerful and confrontational.

“This is America” premiered after Glover hosted the parody show Saturday Night Live on May 5.

The video has set social media alight. 




The video&39;s message has resonated with celebrities like Erykah Badu, Diddy and Tracy Ellis Ross.


THANK YOU ~ @childishgambino

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Man this guy is SPECIAL! This video has me so inspired @childishgambino

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Fans have also taken the opportunity as a way to bash rapper Kanye West for his “Slavery is a choice” comment on TMZ.

Others simply expressed their admiration.