Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Music Used By Farmers To Scare Wild Boars!
Yo Yo Honey Singh (originally Hirdesh Singh), has become an icon of sorts to many in India. His brand of ‘desi’ hip hop music is loved by many, and hated by an equal number of people. But you have to give the man credit for knowing what will sell in the Indian market. His hit formula of combining ridiculously simple lyrics and their shallow meanings with catchy hip hop beats and great production has taken the Indian music industry by storm.
Yo Yo Honey Singh has enjoyed great success as an artist over the last couple of years, but I’m sure he wouldn’t have expected his music to be used for other purposes – especially purposes like scaring away wild animals! In the agricultural fields of Uttarakhand, farmers have been troubled by wild boars for a while now. The boars managed to do so much damage that the government has had to declare them as pests, and has sanctioned their culling. So, Yo Yo Honey Singh is the new face of Pest Control! (just kidding)
Based on a belief amongst farmers that wild animals stay away from places inhabited by humans, the farmers strategically placed logs in their fields, on which loudspeakers have been mounted. Music by Yo Yo Honey Singh and other Indian rappers is played from homes situated near the fields. This technique keeps away a variety of potentially crop-threatening animals like the jackal and nilgai as well.As more and more people are getting bored or irritated by Yo Yo Honey Singh’s music, this might just increase his demand in the music industry again!