Friday, January 27, 2012

Antoneus Maximus' new hit song "I Love Vietnam"

            If you have not heard of Antoneus Maximus; he’s a fast rising rapper/composer. He is responsible for the hit song, “Em So Dep/You so pretty.” That song was featured in the very popular Vietnamese movie, De Mai Tinh/Fool for Love. Antoneus has had the opportunity to compose and work with many Viet stars such as Phuong Vy (Vietnam Idol winner), Ha Anh Vu, Anh Minh, Chosen, and much more.

           Now he’s back with another hit titled “I love Vietnam” featuring Vpop stars such as Thanh Bui, Thao Trang, Ha Okio, and Suboi. The video starts off with two pilots landing in a runway and then the viewers are taken to famous Vietnamese landmarks led by the footsteps of the singers in the song, Dustin Nguyen, and Kathy Uyen. 

Below are some pictures from the MV. The video features scenes from Northern Vietnam to Southern Vietnam. See if you can spot some of the scenes in the video.

High-light below to reveal the names: Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hạ Long Bay, Lý Thái Tổ statue, Thê Húc bridge, Nha Trang beach, Bến Thành Market, Saigon river, and the very popular nhà thờ (church) Đức Bà. 

Those landmarks are very easy to name, right? See if you can name the very famous landmark below.

Without further ado, let’s watch the music video.

The music video has been well-received by many people. But of course, not everyone will be satisfied with every song/music video. Some people have expressed dissatisfaction with the singers pasting the “I love Vietnam” stickers everywhere they went. They say it’s like littering/making the environment bad. Some think the video would be more complete had Lý Nhã Kỳ been in it. (Lý Nhã Kỳ is a model and actress who is famous for her role in the movie Kiều nữ và đại gia. In 2011, she was chosen to be the tourism ambassador of Vietnam.)

I personally love the music and the video. Although, I would like to see more of the ancient city, Hue. Actually, I couldn't spot any scenes from central Vietnam. The music video would be more complete if they could show the Imperial City (if possible) or the Thien Mu pagoda. But I still enjoyed watching it.
What do you guys think? Does this video make you want to go to Vietnam?

P.S.  Here is Antoneus Maximus's FB page if you want to do some stalking :p

Video: Youtube 


  1. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THIS SONG!!! I've been jamming it up all day every day! lol

  2. oh yea! I'm going to VN this summer and this video just makes it so much more exciting! Cant wait!!

  3. This song is good! Makes me miss VietNam tho... ;(( @GoViets!: Lucky!... Have fun there and go to plenty of concerts and eat lots of great food!! Oh and take lots and lots of pictures too!:)

  4. Love this song as well. Good message and it brings good memories of VN :)

  5. This song is so good that I pooped my pants.