Macka B goes viral, 20m views for 'Cucumba'
For the past two months, British reggae singer and vegan advocate Christopher McFarlane, better known as Macka B, has been writing a Facebook vlog, where he posts clips under the themes Medical Mondays and Wha Me Eat Wednesdays.
About a week ago, Macka B posted a freestyle about the versatility of cucumbers for Medical Mondays.
"Vitamins, minerals very high number. Silica, hair and nails get longer. Other Vitamins make your bones dem stronger. Anti-wrinkle make you look younger," are just some of the claims Macka B made in his sensational video clip about cucumber.
The freestyle became a viral hit, with more 20 million views in a few days.
Popular music website Allmusic.com refers to Macka B as one of Britain's most influential dancehall toasters.
Macka B's career spans 30 years, with making history in both the United Kingdom and Jamaica. Macka B was born is Wolverhampton, England, to Jamaican parents, where he established music as a career that remains active to this day.
According to his website, Macka B was discovered by Mad Professor of Ariwa record label, who saw a performance on television, then arranged a meeting. The outcome was Macka B joining the label and recording his LP Sign of the Times. Sign of the Times reached number one in the UK reggae LP charts. Through the success of the album, Macka B got the opportunity to perform at the famous Wembley Arena, launching a three-decade career.
Welcome to Macka. B's Medicial Monday
Today it's all about this the cucumber
Or as they call it in Jamaica
Vitamins, Minerals very high number,
Silica, Hair and Nails get longer,
Other Vitamins make your bones dem stronger,
Anti wrinkle make you look younger
95 per cent Water, Kidney Cleanser, great hydrater,
Detox, Fibre, good regulator,
Give your body good things don't be a traitor
Get the Cucumber cut it inna slice
Put it inna jug of water overnight,
You know what you get for a fraction of the price,
Energy drink full of electrolytes
Raw inna salad is one of the use
Or as a base for your Vegetable juice
Another surprise, put a slice on your eyes
Take away the dryness revitalise
Oh Yes one thing I have left
Cucumber can also help with bad breath
Wash away the Bacteria that cause the odour
Cucumber water instead of Soda