Music

You Need To Watch Zakwe's New Spellbinding Music Video Featuring Cassper Nyovest & Musiholiq

This eye-popping music video directed by Kyle Lewis might be South African hip hop's best collab of the year.

Durban's own Zakwe is back with an eerie, mesmerizing music video for his track, "Sebentin (Haters)."

Directed by Kyle Lewis, the mind behind Nasty C's "Bad Hair" music video, his visual for "Sebentin" is already making rounds as a trending video on YouTube in South Africa.

The video is shot in ominous black and white by DOP Pierre De Villiers. The styling by Kaley Meyer is startling with a touch of avant-garde. Stephen du Plessis' rapid-fire editing adds to Lewis' classic formula, but the music video locks you in as you watch Zakwe, Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq try to one-up each other.

This music video shows that Zakwe indeed deserved to win Best Lyricist at the SA Hip Hop Awards, Best Hip Hop Artist at the Metro FM Awards and Best Vernacular Hop Hop at the South African Traditional Music Awards, as well as his five SAMA nominations.

He's well on his way.

Watch "Sebetin" below:

African Athletes Break Barriers at 2018 Winter Olympics

They did it for the culture.

The 2018 Winter Olympics have undoubtedly been a monumental one for African athletes.

Several national teams from across the continent made their triumphant Olympic debuts, challenging years upon years of white domination at the games. These athletes hail from Eritrea, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and more.

These athletes had won the games, even before any medals were awarded, solely based on the fact that their achievements have broken ground for future athletes from the continent.

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You Need to Hear Odie's Industrial Afrobeats Sound In 'Faith'

The 21-year-old producer & singer has been channeling his Nigerian roots into next level fusions.

After jumping back into the scene with the smooth alternative R&B; track "Little Lies" a couple of weeks ago, Odie is back at it with a more up-tempo sound this time around.

"Faith" is the infectious new single off the producer-cum-singer's upcoming project, Analogue, which is due in the spring.

The Toronto-born, Bay Area-raised artist lets his Nigerian roots come alive with the song which incorporates both industrial sounds and afrobeats. The 21-year-old talent has previously stated that he is influenced by the likes of Kid Cudi, Chris Martin, and Fela Kuti. It's not hard to spot how seamlessly he is blending these varied styles in his music.

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This Zambian Filmmaker Won a BAFTA for Her Debut Film 'I Am Not a Witch"

The filmmaker say her win "was a real big shock."

"I Am Not a Witch," a Zambian film about a nine-year-old girl, played by Maggie Mulubwa, sentenced to exile at a witch camp, earned the award for Outstanding debut at the 2018 BAFTA's.

Zambian-born filmmaker, Rungano Nyoni, who moved to wales at the age of 9, expressed genuine shock over the win. "I was waiting for my category to go so I could go to the toilet," said Nyoni afterwards. "It was a real big shock."

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