Cassper Nyovest Imagines The Day we Take Back Our Land in The Video For ‘Ksazobalit’

Watch Cassper Nyovest's clever video for "Ksazobalit"

On what is one of the most creative videos of the year, Cassper Nyovest is dressed like an Afrikaner farmer. He gyrates on a farm, and so do the dancers on the video. The rapper's tongue-in-cheek video takes inspiration from the memes and tweets about what black South Africans will do with it when land that was stolen from them by colonialists is returned.


He dances, drives a tractor, parties with his Family Tree Family and even just lies on the lawn with a big ass smile on his face.

Even the commander in chief of the EFF, Julius Malema, who has been an advocate for land expropriation without compensation, showed love to Nyovest for the video.

We have been complaining about Nyovest's biting, and with this video he has silenced us. Even though on the song, he still sounds like Offset from Migos, this video makes up for all that.

Watch the video for "Ksazobalit" below:

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

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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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