Today, August 1, is celebrated as Emancipation Day in a few Caribbean countries. In Jamaica, it marks the day of the Emancipation Declaration in 1838, and many Jamaicans recognize it in through a series of events. Comedian Kyng Tavii wanted to do his part through content creation, and he gives us a new video called, “Bad Slaves“.
Kyng Tavii reenacts a day of Slavery where he and fellow slaves were toiling in the cane fields. With freedom on their minds, Tavii tries to put together a plan where he and the slaves can escape the Plantation, and join revolutionaries like Paul Bogle in Morant Bay to set Black people free. The plan quickly backfires when Tavii was abandoned by the fellow slaves, and when they were caught, he was given the task to watch over them. Will Tavii find success with his plan this time around? The video was not made to offend, but to show many to never forget their name and roots, and it also showed the sad reality that many will be quick to sell you out when times get tough.