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Okayafrica's Top 15 Music Videos of 2015

From clips that highlight the migrant crisis to female empowerment anthems, see our picks for the Top African Music Videos of 2015.


Sons Of Kemet “In The Castle Of My Skin”

The Afrofuturistic British jazz group Sons Of Kemet’s “In The Castle Of My Skin” video was the most popular music story of the year on Okayafrica. And for good reason.

Directed by South African filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, the clip adds an entirely new spin to the pantsula dance video phenomenon, transforming a group of dancers, Jarrel Mathebula’s Indigenous Dance Academy, into a phenomenal black-tie orchestra in Johannesburg’s Tembisa township.

“Pantsula and jazz aren’t things that people were ever meant to see together; they both have rich histories with very different cultural and aesthetic values,” Rasethaba said at the time of the video’s release. “But framing ideas within a different context can give them new life.”

-Alyssa Klein

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American DJ Megan Ryte Accused of Stealing Beats from South African DJ Lag

South African Black Twitter has accused Megan Ryte of being a 'culture vulture' after releasing her new song 'Culture' featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. South Africans claim 'Culture' has an uncanny similarity to DJ Lag's 'Ice drop'.

American DJ Megan Ryte has been accused of stealing beats from prominent South African gqom artist, DJ Lag, according to IOL. This comes after Ryte released her new song "Culture" featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. Accusations gained traction this past Wednesday after many South African fans compared "Culture" to DJ Lag's "Ice drop" which was released in 2016 from his self-titled EP. Many more have also remarked on the apparent similarities in the music video as well and going on to further accuse Ryte of not only stealing the song's beat but also the video concept itself. DJ Lag responded to Ryte's "Culture" Twitter post with his "Ice Drop" music video which was released back in 2017.

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