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Watch Anatii’s Stunning Music Video For ‘WENA’

Anatii shares stunning music video.

South African artist and producer Anatii's latest music video is directed by himself and Lindo Langa, like most of his recent videos. The video for "WENA" shows different couples celebrating each other and their love. People of different ages, genders, race and sexual orientation can all be seen flourishing in each other's company in the stunning visuals.


The video opens with a voiceover by legendary South African news anchor Noxolo Grootboom, who ends her piece with her trademark signature "Ndinithanda nonke emakhaya."

"WENA" is the latest single from Anatii's stellar sophomore album, 2018's IYEZA, which is now nominated for the SAMAs (South African Music Awards). The artist has been enjoying the embrace from his fans for the new sound he introduced on IYEZA, and he clearly has more singles to release from the project.

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

The 10-trach album revealed Anatii as an artist who is growing towards themselves, and tapping into his own Xhosa culture to make contemporary pop music that has universal appeal.

Watch the music video for "WENA" below, and stream IYEZA underneath.

Anatii - WENA www.youtube.com


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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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