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Okayafrica's Top 12 Music Videos of 2012

We round up 2012's top African music videos featuring selections from Mirel Wagner, The Very Best, Petite Noir, and more!


In the last year, there were some great African music videos. 2012 saw no shortage of captivating and inventive visuals to accompany releases from this year's rising newcomers and returning established acts. With our 12 Top African Music Videos of 2012 list we highlight our choice picks from a fruitful year featuring selections from Mirel Wagner, The Very Best, Solange, Sinkane and more. Click through to see them all, listed in no particular order.

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1. LV x Okmalumkoolkat "Sebenza." Directed by Chris Saunders.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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