Redsan is without a doubt one of the biggest names in entertainment, not just in Kenya but the region. His music is a hit and let’s be honest, the ladies love them some Swabir Mohamed.
But there is one thing we still don’t understand when it comes to Redsan, no, it’s not why he has been AWOL from the industry for years, but why he still wears a Durag in the year of our Lord 2014.
He was photographed over the weekend leaving a police station after he spent the night in jail following a gun drama with the cops.
Yes, Redsan still managed to keep his Durag on even in a police cell, it just shows you that this is not just a durag, this is so much more.
If you don’t know what a Durag is, we asked Urban Dictionary and they broke it down for us thus; “A silk-like material worn around the head of black males as a fashion statement. It wraps around the skull, with a small flap hanging down in the rear, over the neck.
Du Rags originated in prisons in the 1970′s, to try and simulate the long hair of a (male)female inmate, so the (male) males, could easily tell them apart. It was originally black, but many colors are in use today.
Now banned in most prisons of today, Du Rags have moved into main stream black fashion, and the use no longer signifies any sexual connotations. Court cases in New York City have supported the use of Du rags at work, when employers complained that it was not “appropriate”. Black men have even been seen in a business suit, coming from work, wearing a du rag. Bald Black men (with no braids) also wear du rags. A du rag, under a baseball cap, it also gaining popularity.”
We have five theories as to why the singer still rocks a Durag.
His parents made a covenant with God
Parents will do anything for their kids, they will beg and steal just so they can have a good life, better than they had when they were little.
So it’s only fair that Redsan’s parents vowed to never let their child remove a Durag if God gave him a musical talent. They told Allah that if He made him a successful artiste, they will make sure the Durag was his signature look.
Allah did hear their prayers and from the look of things, they kept their promise. That is so heart warming right?
It is part of the family history
Maybe if we checked the photos of Redsan’s ancestors, we will see them rocking Durags in 1800. Maybe his family tree is crowned with a Durag, that is one of the theories we have come up with and we are sticking to it.
Tradition is an important thing in life and Redsan is not one to rebel against tradition and we are happy for him. Maybe that Durag is handed down to all first born sons in the Swabir family and so, he will keep it and when he has his own son, he will go to pick him up from hospital not with a stretch Hummer but a Durag.
Keep the tradition going Redsan.
He is endorsed by a Durag company
Endorsements are super lucrative and maybe what we don’t know is that Redsan has a multimillion dollar contract with a Durag company. You keep laughing at him but boy is making bank with that piece of clothing.
The company must always be proud that they choose Redsan to be their silent ambassador because he has stayed loyal for close to 20 years now. Who else has that level of loyalty? 50 Cent, Nelly, R Kelly used to rock Durags back in the day but it looks as though they were dropped from the company and Redsan was retained, that is major.
So, Redsan, make your money and let the haters hate though if you can, get another deal with a hat brand. Variety!
He is bald
Some say that Redsan’s dreads, which never seem to grow beyond a few inches are fake and he uses the Durag to hold them in place. Maybe the talented star is bald and that would not be a good look for him. Can you imagine Redsan bald, that’s like imagining Uhuru Kenyatta broke, impossible.
Image is everything and Redsan clearly knows this. The day he shows up with no durag and short dreads will be the day you guys stop listening to him.
He is the Bono of Durags
Bono never removes his glasses be it day or night so why can’t Redsan do the same? Bono meets Heads of States with his shades on and Redsan does the same with his head socks.
It is no secret that Redsan wants to be an international star and who is bigger than Bono? It is all about ambition people, let the Durag stay on.