Popular

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


Popular
Photo by Giles Clarke/UNOCHA via Getty Images

Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.