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Afro B's Music Video for 'Melanin' Is a Colorful Love Letter To Black Women

Watch the beautiful music video for Afro B's last single of the year exclusively on OkayAfrica.

Afro B is coming off the heels of his banger "Shaku Shaku" to grace us with his last single of 2018 containing a message that should remain a constant reminder.


The Ivorian-British hitmaker links up with producers Team Salut for "Melanin"—a 'pon pon' ode to black women and their beautiful skin. In the stripped-down single, you'll hear Afro B croon over his beautiful black woman and their love that can't be beat.

"In this sensitive time in society, I want to remind people to be proud of their appearance," Afro B shares with OkayAfrica about the inspiration behind the new single. "Especially my black queens—because I feel they don't get appreciated enough."

The music video, shot by Visionaire Pictures, indeed features beautiful black queens who don eye-catching, bright wax print outfits with stunning shots of nature as the backdrop. This visual is a color-filled love letter to black women and we are here for it.

Get into "Melanin" exclusively on OkayAfrica below.

Afro B - Melanin (Prod by Team Salut) [Official Video] youtu.be

Keep up with Afro B on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Team Salut on Instagram and Twitter.

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South African Filmmaker Carmen Sangion Unpacks Her Short Film 'Uncertainty'

Uncertainty, a film about a couple's emotional battles during lockdown, forms part of the global nine-chapter anthology project titled One(Nine).

During the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, nine filmmakers isolating in various parts of the world came together for a collective experiment. The global team of female filmmakers worked on short films which formed part of the anthology One(Nine), a nine-chapter project of perspectives and experiences — real, unreal, fiction, non-fiction and everything in between.

The team included Canada's Ingrid Veninger, Mina Shum, Isa Benn and Slater Jewell-Kemker, as well as Dorothee Wenner (Germany), Shengze Zhu (China/USA), Carmen Sangion (South Africa) and Lydia Zimmermann (Spain). One(Nine) premiered digitally at Canada's Female Eye Film Festival that ran from March 12to 29.

For this piece, South Africa's Carmen Sangion dissects Uncertainty, a film which interrogates Black men's vulnerability and mental health struggles through the lens of one couple's relationship battles during lockdown.

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