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Watch AKA & K.O.'s 'Run Jozi (Godly)' Video

Watch South African rappers AKA and K.O.'s video for 'Run Jozi (Godly),' directed by Yanga Ntshakaza. The song is off AKA's 'Levels' LP.


Two of the most charismatic emcees in the South African mainstream hip-hop scene, AKA and K.O. traded braggadocio bars over loud horns courtesy of Soweto-based producer Tweezy on “Run Jozi (Godly)”. The song, which is extracted from AKA’s latest album Levels, has just been treated with visuals. Monochromatic in nature, the video was directed by Yanga Ntshakaza, who also did the hook though doesn’t appear on the song credits. “We decided that although he doesn’t have a feature on the song, it would be important that Yanga was in the video because people keep asking ‘who’s doing the hook?’” explained AKA on a behind-the-scenes video of “Run Jozi (Godly).” Containing cliché shots like the three rappers doing their thing in front of some fancy automobiles, the video, which was shot on the Mandela Bridge and the nearby Bree taxi rank, shows the grimy streets of downtown Jozi. The two emcees add a different dimension to the grimy part of the city and exhibit their personalities in front of the camera and to onlookers. AKA Instagram followers might remember the hype he generated with images of him and the video crew closing down Mandela Bridge for the video shoot. Watch below and decide whether or not the video lives up to the hype.

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Here's Every African Designer Beyoncé Wore During Her Trip to South Africa

"Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y'all go so hard," the singer wrote on Instagram.

Beyoncé opted for bold colors and rich patterns during her trip to South Africa earlier this month for Global Citizen Festival, making a vibrant fashion statement with every outfit she was spotted in.

During her performance, the singer sported an ancient Egyptian-inspired beaded body suit, a bodice designed similarly to traditional Zulu jewelry and an emerald green ensemble made in collaboration with South African designers Enhle Mbali Maphumulo of Manual Rossa Apparel and Quiteria & George—but she rocked African-inspired looks off the stage as well.

In an Instagram post today, Queen Bey shared a slideshow of some of the striking outfits she rocked while in South Africa, and gave a shoutout to the designers behind them. "Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y'all go so hard," wrote Queen Bey.

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These Nigerian Songs Broke YouTube and Google Records in 2018

Davido's "Fall" has set another YouTube record, while Wizkid's "Fever" was the most googled Nigerian song.

Nigerian music had a big year, and the numbers prove it.

After becoming the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube earlier this month, the video for Davido's hit song "Fall" has set a new record, becoming the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.

The music video, which was uploaded in 2017, edged out Yemi Alade's memorable 2014 video for "Johnny," which currently sits at 98 million views to claim the title.

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Last time we checked in, "Fall," directed by Daps, was sitting at just over 98 million views as well, which means it gained 2 million new views in just 2 weeks, as Konbini points out.

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Sampha, Sade, Kendrick Lamar & SZA Have Been Shortlisted for the Oscars' Best Original Song Category

Here are the tracks that these amazing artists are receiving the well-deserved nod for.

As Oscar Sunday approaches on February 24, 2019, the Academy has been announcing the nominations and shortlists of who will be in the running to take home the golden statue.

The latest category to keep an eye out for is 'Best Original Song.' Sampha, Sade and Kendrick Lamar's collab with SZA have made the shortlist, The Fader reports. We'll have to wait until January to get the scoop on the final nomination.

Dive into the tracks that these amazing artists are receiving the shortlist nod for.

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