Video: The singing car-guard Youtube sensation
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Singing car-guard Alen Abrahams has become the latest Youtube sensation to entertain SA audiences.
His renditions of popular hit songs (like Justin Bieber's Baby) are humourously fragranced with his unmistakable Cape Flats accent and lyrics.
According to 31 year-old Abrahams, from Kalksteenfontein, he once worked as a "poop scooper" and once sold headache powder as cocaine to addicts to get money to care for his family.
Now he's becoming something of a celebrity.
Last Friday (01.02.2013), radio DJ Aden Thomas featured Abrahams on his Heart 104.9FM breakfast show.
Music with meaning
The song featured below is based on Michael Jackson's hit track Will you be there. But Abrahams's version has a deeper meaning to the former drug addict. "Kerrie" is about living in abject poverty, where families often eat one pot of meatless food for a whole week.
Abrahams told the station; "My music consists of what I see in my community. At the same time, I want to put a smile on your dial."
Other 'relevant' songs include "Meisie" (a rendition of Bieber's Baby) about domestic violence, and "Pam" (based on Jackson's Bad) about transvestites on the street.
According to media reports the songs have registered 15 000 views on YouTube already, sparked by when a popular cellphone video clip of him performing in the street did the rounds.
Abrahams recently told media that he used to con drug users out of R250 for a bag of headache powder, but that it was his two "beautiful" children who changed his life.
Said Abrahams; "My daughter is five years old. It is her crown birthday [today]. I've never had a party in my whole life. I haven't even seen a birthday cake and those are the things I want them to have."
Source: Times Live
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