Upcoming artists storm social media with ‘Bouyon love’ music video

bouyon love video
Shot from the video

Two of Dominica’s aspiring young local artists teamed up with one of the island’s well-known professional multimedia services Ambo Visuals, to produce a hit video for their new single ‘African Qu3en’.

Dean Desiree from Grandbay who goes by the name “DeLuxe F” and Sheldon Alfred of Goodwill also known as “Shelly” from the Signal Band or “De Professor” in the calypso world, released their single to climax the year 2015.

The hit single African Qu3en was mixed and mastered by DeLuxe F while the instrumental was created by another young producer named Andric Moses. The song is part of an emerging genre called ‘Bouyon Love’ which seeks to make full, lyrical and groovy songs on addictive bouyon rhythms.

“This song was well overdue, we had been wanting to collaborate for more than two years and were finally able to get it done. The response has just been phenomenal!” DeLuxe said.

The video was released on Thursday evening (January 14, 2016) and by the next morning had well over 2,000 views with countless likes, shares, tags and positive comments on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

According to the young artist DeLuxe, the video is based around the concept where he and his colleague took their ‘queens’ out for a day of fun exploring the scenic attractions on the North of the island including Picard, the Purple Turtle Beach, Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park, as well as the Toucarie Bay to partake in riding stand-up paddleboards.

‘Shooting the video was a thrilling experience and we were really excited to show it to the world, not only because of the song but because the video really showcases the natural beauty of our island,’ said the featured artist Shelly (Sheldon Alfred) who is also a popular young calypsonian in his own right.

‘African Qu3en ‘was shot, edited and directed by Chad Ambo of Ambo Visuals.

The video can be viewed here:

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  1. January 17, 2016

    Why criticize the youths in this video, taking sides as to who is this and who is that? The kids are expressing themselves. This is their genre of music. It may not be your cup of tea..offer some guidance, give directives where required to improve and become the stars that you will one day admire. Help them head back to the studio wanting to do more. Your criticism are so harsh, one would think the young boys committed a crime. To each and everyone in this video, if singing bouyon music with a difference is what you want, I see why not. The sky is the limit..

  2. Jess
    January 17, 2016

    Oh lordie! Is that the new music that is representing Dominican music. I am saddened that people don’t use rhythm, beat, melody any more. Whatever happened to singing to the tempo, or the beat of the music? God help us!

  3. January 16, 2016


  4. Sunshiny Days
    January 16, 2016

    The song is tolerable and only the slim young lady is music video material. The other looks stumpy and mismatched…. it’s distracting really. Anyway the song is good for a once in a while play…saying it’s the next genre of bouyon is however a big stretch.

    • GB
      January 17, 2016

      Stupess . Really? Only the slim lady is video worthy? Please . You people make society determine the way you view others. Both ladies a beautiful and video worthy.

      • QuenchMyThirst
        January 18, 2016

        The person who posted is right. I was thinking the same thing, this is why a lot of our products in Dominica don’t meet international standards. Look at international music videos and look at the women featured. It’s because of mindsets like YOURS GB that mediocrity will always prevail in this little country.

  5. scopes
    January 16, 2016

    The sampling need to stop in bouyon music it’s getting old

    • i
      January 18, 2016

      Jamaicans do it all the time ..a lot of artists make songs on one rhythm

  6. Capricorn
    January 15, 2016

    Love it…… Ppl stop hating….. If u can do better den go ahead… If nt.. Stfu

    • 1/2 Dominician
      January 16, 2016

      I love it too, for local I think its great, nice scenery, nice music mixture. keep it up DA

  7. 4Q
    January 15, 2016

    Not my cup ah tea.

  8. Good try but come again
    January 15, 2016

    How legal is this? Promote a new genre? Whereby we take ppl songs and call them ours? Wayy to go Dominica.

    • RastarMarn
      January 17, 2016

      Give them-little-man-dem dere little credit dey deserve nuh,,,

      At list they not there trying to be the next Tupac Shakur!!!

  9. Real talk
    January 15, 2016

    We have a lot of work to do. This is weak as a product.

    • RastarMarn
      January 17, 2016

      Ok so say what work need be done???

      Can you post a link for your production or something you collaborated on to demonstrate what need be done to improve the piece???

      Give constructive criticisms don’t just come here and criticize!!!

      You know the sad thing about the African people is they are so still traumatized by the events that took place 500 years ago they are still scared to come together to collaborate and stake their claim for property rights,,,

      Stop the Fool-ishness and help them man build on a product they attempting to master instead of criticizing their efforts!!!

      • QuenchMyThirst
        January 18, 2016

        Not even YOU know what you are talking about with this misplaced comment. This has nothing to do with race or Africa, stop confusing people and let’s stick to the subject at hand. The video is not up to par. YouTube a few music videos if you would like a better insight as to what quality is and stop worrying about who has been to studios. That’s irrelevant.

  10. kisses
    January 15, 2016

    Complete rubbish!!!! I support local.but this??? Does not make the cut although shelly part can pass…. where is the originality????

  11. Straight Talk
    January 15, 2016

    Ehh, leaves much to be desired. This song is so yester-year. No offense, but the young ladies look plastic, like they were forced to perform in the video; I didn’t feel the vybe. No natural or original talent whatsoever. Give me Colton T any day. Try again.

    • Sunshiny Days
      January 16, 2016

      Yea the short, stubby one would never make the cut for a video which is within today’s standards. The other is pretty in the face. The song in itself is well enough that it doesn’t make my ears bleed. And that’s the nicest comment I have.

  12. Ras Ju
    January 15, 2016

    Excellent effort!
    Go for some original stuff with the same quality and hey who knows you could have a massive hit!
    I love the tempo and good vocals. Not bad, not bad at all man.

  13. straight forward
    January 15, 2016

    It ire my brotherz don’t worry about the negative talk you all are doing well. Keep it Going local all the way.

  14. Truetalk
    January 15, 2016

    I just like the voice and concept of music,not much noise. But what happened to originality in that little Dominica. African queen was originally performed by Nigerian singer 2face, and here comes people boosting about remixing someone’s original song. That’s why it doesn’t go far. Originality is always the key,write your own song and perform it then the world will listen. And not just have the music stop at Melville hall airport or in Roseau ship port.

  15. Laura
    January 15, 2016

    Gosh! That song is hella boring!

    • RastarMarn
      January 17, 2016

      Really why???

  16. pleased
    January 15, 2016

    lovely. Congrats youngsters!

  17. nonamegal
    January 15, 2016

    I love Bouyon love!!

  18. Crime Stoppers
    January 15, 2016

    Is this what is representing Bouyon get this rubbish out of here, its not Original with Talk singing Vid Dope!!
    u had a year to release a song and that what u putting out… De ting doesnt grow remix other people …
    The idea is to grow, for the pass year the only person i see growing is BENZ. this is a great effort on your part to bring music out
    but this a RED FLAG!!

    • peace
      January 15, 2016

      Very very true! Talkin boUt 2000 views for a video by the first day, Benz song (no video) had 13 000 views by the first day…….almost 30 000 in three days yet still no dno article for him….

      ADMIN: If “Benz” had sent us a release like these guys did, there would be an article.

      • lol
        April 14, 2016

        10,000 first day to be exact!! you most be an undercover fan lol

  19. End of time
    January 15, 2016

    not original…. not up to par…..

  20. DCA Boi
    January 15, 2016

    They coulda use 60fps video for them slow motion parts eh.

  21. verns
    January 15, 2016

    i like it :-D

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