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You Can Now Watch 'Hair That Moves,' a South African Film About Natural Hair on Amazon Prime

This South African short film highlights the struggles that young African girls experience grappling with their natural hair.

This short film highlighting the struggles that young African girls experience grappling with their tightly coiled, kinky hair is now available to stream on Amazon Prime, Shadow And Act reports.


Hair That Moves, written and directed by Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi, tells the story of Buhle, a young girl who embarks on a journey to transform herself to look like her favorite pop star.

The film was recently acquired by Gravitas Ventures and was produced in conjunction with Focus Features, a division of NBCUniversal and the National Film and Video Foundation. Hair That Moves was also selected to be screened at the FiSahara Film Festival, the 20th anniversary of the Zanzibar International Film Festival and the San Antonio International Film Festival, Shadow And Act adds.

Check out the trailer for Hair That Moves, which will be developed into a feature film, below. Watch it free (with an Amazon Prime membership) here.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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