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Watch Anatii’s New Music Video For ‘Ntloni’

New visuals from Iyeza.

From his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Iyeza, Anatii has released new visuals for the song "Ntloni." The song is about the blesser-blessee trend, in which young women date older men for financial gain.


The video depicts one instance of the trend—a young woman leaves the Eastern Cape for the city of gold and gets put in the game by a new friend. We won't spoil the video for you, but look out for a cameo from the infamous blesser, Serge Cabonge.

Watch the music video for "Ntloni" below, and grab a copy of Iyeza here.

Anatii - NTLONI www.youtube.com


Read: Medicine For The Soul: Anatii Finds His Sound on His Soothing New Album 'Iyeza'

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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