Burni Aman Blends Boom Bap And Spoken Word In 'Darknessbright'

Cape Town-born rapper Burni Aman shares the video for "Darknessbright" a single from her debut solo LP 'Sweet Science.'

Cape Town-hailing, Switzerland-based rapper and spoken-word artist Burni Aman delivers a letter of praise with the music video for "Darknessbright," a piano-backed single featuring Mali/Senegal-rooted vocalist Thaïs off her Sweet Science LP. The Adrian Reusser and Lia Wagner-produced music video for the song features profile shots of Aman thanking her addressee for encouragement and inspiration while showing her sparring in the ring with a striking, humble confidence.

A former member of celebrated South African female hip-hop group Godessa, Aman more recently co-founded the SA-Switzerland hip-hop collective Rogue State Alliance and is a part of Swiss hip-hop crew Greater Goodz. Last year, she turned Nelson Mandela's 1994 inauguration speech into music alongside French group Gran Kino for the Under Madiba Skies. The 20-track Sweet Science, Aman's debut solo effort, presents a blend of hip-hop, soul and spoken word, and brings together collaborators from Switzerland, South African and the US. Check out the music video for "Darknessbright" below. Sweet Science can be found on iTunesAmazon, and Aman's own bandcamp.

News Brief
Still taken from YouTube.

Comedian Munya Chawawa Signs Major Deal with Atlantic Records

Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian Munya Chawawa, known for his hilarious online skits, has recently signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records.

Comedian Munya Chawawa has recently announced that he has signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records UK, this according to Greedy South. Chawawa's humorous sketches continue to land him a number of prominent deals. Unknown P, one of Chawawa's funny personalities, is the winning man who secured the deal with Atlantic Records for his humourous "drill rap". The news follows Chawawa's Netflix deal after exquisitely parodying BBC news reader, Barty Crease. The Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian took to Twitter to announce the news.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Burkina Faso Commences Presidential Elections Despite Jihadist Attacks

Burkina Faso has gone ahead with the country's scheduled presidential elections despite continued attacks from Jihadist groups.