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Film: Documentary On Jo'Burg House Music

Check out this documentary exploring South African house music and industry favorites Black Coffee, Black Motion, and Oskido.


Resident Advisor presents "Real Scenes: House Music in Johannesburg" an engaging documentary that explores South Africa's explosive house scene. Ranging from discussions with Black Coffee, one of the most popular DJ's and producers to production company Black Motion, the documentary highlights the intersection of inequality, music, and race in South Africa.

In milieu of an unemployment rate of 41%, it's clear that music has come to represent an escape from what Smol of Black Motion refers to as the 'typical ghetto path.' We get to watch how Black Motion, who through funding from mega-producer Oskido, are able to put their beats together. Check out the documentary below for a quick, yet in-depth illustration of the most popular music genres in South Africa.

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30BG vs. Wizkid FC: Dissecting the Rivalry Between Two of Nigeria's Biggest Fanbases

We talk to Wizkid and Davido's Twitter superfans about their daily exchanges of animosity—and if there can ever be peace.

Two months ago, on a cold Thursday night, dozens scurried into a small-sized capacity auditorium. There, Davido was answering questions under bright lights on stage and, minutes later, he would elicit a loud ovation from the small crowd after delivering an energetic live performance of a few songs from his soon-to-be released album, A Better Time. But he was sure oblivious to the number one trending topic that night on Twitter.

The hashtag #ABetterThrash was oozing retweets and conversations on Twitter. As the clock ticked down to midnight when Davido's A Better Time was to be released, the infamous hashtag nestled at the top of the trends. Who was behind this strange hashtag minutes before the album's public release? Wizkid FC.

To the group, it was nothing personal. They were finally shaking the hand of hatred extended by Davido's 30BG a few weeks back when the word "Thrash" appeared as a trending topic alongside Made In Lagos. "I wondered how 30BG could do this and go scot-free when your fav is about to drop too," Basit, a staunch member of Wizkid FC pondered. "When ABT dropped, I was like it's time for payback."

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