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Cassper Nyovest Stars In 'Doc Shebeleza'

Johannesburg rapper Cassper Nyovest stars in the video for 'Doc Shebeleza' directed by Nicky Campos.


Mafikeng rap king Cassper Nyovest crashed hard on our radar in 2013 with his screwed and chopped song of the year with Okmalumkoolkat. Riding high on "Gusheshe" waves going into 2014, Nyovest hit January with a scorching victory lap on "Doc Shebeleza." His follow-up single, which plays like South Africa’s answer to Migos’ ATL rap anthem “Versace," may just go down as Joburg's definitive banger of the year. For months we've awaited a video, and after an onslaught of Nyovest's South African TV appearances on Friday, we now have one from director Nicky Campos. With it comes the prologue "This is not another story about the hood. This is a story about a thug living with six wives and one dangerous man," which is essentially how the video plays out. Watch Cassper Nyovest star in the "Doc Shebeleza" video below.

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Interview: ÌFÉ Blends Music & Religion to Honor Those Who Have Died During the Pandemic

Producer and percussionist Otura Mun talks about his latest EP, The Living Dead, and how he traces the influences of West Africa in his new work.

There are bands that open up a spiritual world through their music. ÌFÉ is one example. An electro-futurist band that fuses Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jamaican dancehall with Yoruba mystical voices. With the success of their 2017 debut album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), ÌFÉ has reached an audience that is looking for Caribbean and contemporary sounds.

The Puerto Rican-based band just released a new EP, The Living Dead- Ashé Bogbo Egun, that aims to heal and honor those who have died during this pandemic. Otura Mun, the band leader, is an African-American producer and percussionist, who began a personal journey about a decade ago, when he landed in San Juan, and decided to move there. He learned Spanish, dug deep into his African ancestry and started to practice the Yoruba-Caribbean religion of Santería.

ÌFÉ, which means "love and expansion" in Yoruba, ties two worlds, music and religion, artistically. This new EP modernized prayer songs to hopefully make them more accessible to a younger generation. OkayAfrica spoke with Otura Mun on his latest work.

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