A Facebook group for white women who are looking for Black men has turned its attention to Jamaica. The group claims that they are not interested in Jamaican men from the perspectives of “How Stella got her groove back”, “Rent-a-Dread” or any kind of sex tourism. Rather they are looking for genuine relationships that can grow into marriages and starting families.
One of the group’s strategies is to use Jamaican music to teach the members how to speak and understand the Jamaican dialect, patois. The group claims that they are taking catchy Jamaican songs and making lyrics video of them with characters that white women can relate to. This they say will make it easy for white women to do a sing along and in the process become more immerse in not only the Jamaican dialect but also its culture and lifestyle.
Below is one of the 5 songs the group has turned into lyrics videos so far.
According to WIKIPEDEIA:
Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois, Patwa, and Patwah and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences (a majority of non-English loan words are of Akan origin) spoken primarily in Jamaica and among the Jamaican diaspora; it is spoken by the majority of Jamaicans as a native language. Patois developed in the 17th century when slaves from West and Central Africa were exposed to, learned, and nativized the vernacular and dialectal forms of English spoken by the slaveholders: British English, Scots, and Hiberno-English. Jamaican Creole exhibits a gradation between more conservative creole forms that are not significantly mutually intelligible with English, and forms virtually identical to Standard English.