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Video: Asa 'The Way I Feel'

Asa, the Nigerian singer, releases a stark and slightly creepy music video for "The Way I Feel."


Asa's new video has prompted some quizzical shrugs from the blogosphere, but its stark and slightly creepy imagery suits the track's contemplative mood. The Paris-born Nigerian artist exchanges the saturated color of "Why Can't We" and the 50s bubblegum of "Be My Man" for something far more static and muted, at one point singing beside a swaddled corpse as a pale patient peers behind her. With Asa styled as a Mary Seacole-type figure, tending to the war-wounded and shell-shocked, the video lends the song a new dimension — a dirge for those caught up in and traumatised by the world's many conflicts.

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EFF Calls Out President Cyril Ramaphosa On Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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Julius Malema has reportedly instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to release South Africa's detailed COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy. Malema added that his party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), would initiate a sit-in at vaccination centres should Ramaphosa fail to share this national vaccination plan by the end of April 2021. This comes after the South African government's last announcement of the vaccine rollout plan two months ago.

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