Cassper Nyovest and LA-Based Model Jessica Burciaga Get Cozy in The Video For ‘Move For Me’

Watch Cassper Nyovest's latest music video.

Cassper Nyovest's latest music video was filmed in a peaceful forest at the edge of a cliff. Nature—vegetation and water—plays a backdrop for Cassper and Jessica Burciaga to show off their great bodies.


The video is directed by Yeah Lenzo, who Cass has worked with many times before. Drone shots ensure you get to experience the beauty of the location.

The rapper announced a few weeks ago that he was flying the model down to South Africa for the video. The responses were mixed—while some were happy for Cassper, others felt he was undermining (South) African women, especially black, by the move.

A piece of information that may help you understand Cassper's move is that the artist and his manager T-Lee Moiloa deliberately create a talking point around the rapper's releases.

"A lot of the things we do are very deliberate," T-Lee said at Back To The City in 2017. "Some of them, deliberate to shake up the tree, to speak about certain things. We hardly ever do things to piss people off, it's always to create talkability (sic), and we've managed to do that for the past four years."

Race and colorism are issues that are guaranteed to have people talking.

"Move For Me" is the latest single from the South African rap superstar's latest album, Sweet and Short, which mostly consists of kwaito and amapiano production. "Move For Me" is a mellow tune, which is made even smoother by Boskasie's spacious and effortless vocals.

Watch the music video for "Move For Me" below and stream the song underneath:

Cassper Nyovest feat Boskasie - Move For Me (Official Music Video) youtu.be

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Freddie Harrel Is Building Conscious Beauty For and With the African Diaspora

Formerly known as "Big Hair Don't Care", creator Freddie Harrel and her team have released 3 new wig shapes called the "RadShapes" available now.


Photo: Courtesy of Radswan


The normalising of Black and brown women in wigs of various styles has certainly been welcomed by the community, as it has opened up so many creative avenues for Black women to take on leadership roles and make room for themselves in the industry.

Radswan (formerly known as Big Hair Don't Care), is a lifestyle brand "bringing a new perspective on Blackness through hair, by disrupting the synthetic market with innovative and sustainable products." Through their rebrand, Radswan aims to, "upscale the direct-to-consumer experience holistically, by having connected conversations around culture and identity, in order to remove the roots of stigma."

The latest from French-Cameroonian founder and creator Freddie Harrel - who was featured on our list of 100 women of 2020 - has built her career in digital marketing and reputation as an outspoken advocate for women's empowerment. On top of her business ventures, the 2018 'Cosmopolitan Influencer of the Year' uses her platform to advocate for women's empowerment with 'SHE Unleashed,' a workshop series where women of all ages come together to discuss the issues that impact the female experience, including the feeling of otherness, identity politics, unconscious bias, racism and sexism.

And hair is clearly one of her many passions, as Freddie says, "Hair embodies my freest and earliest form of self expression, and as a shapeshifter, I'm never done. I get to forever reintroduce my various angles, tell all my stories to this world that often feels constrained and biased."

Armed with a committee of Black women, Freddie has cultivated Radswan and the aesthetic that comes with the synthetic but luxurious wigs. The wigs are designed to look like as though the hair is growing out of her own head, with matching lace that compliments your own skin colour.

By being the first brand to use recycled fibres, Radswan is truly here to change the game. The team has somehow figured out how to make their products look and feel like the real thing, while using 0% human hair and not negotiating on the price, quality or persona.

In 2019, the company secured £1.5m of investment led by BBG Ventures with Female Founders Fund and Pritzker Private Capital participating, along with angelic contributions from Hannah Bronfman, Nashilu Mouen Makoua, and Sonja Perkins.

On the importance of representation and telling Black stories through the products we create, Freddie says, "Hair to me is Sundays kneeling between your mothers or aunties legs, it's your cousin or newly made friend combing lovingly through your hair, whilst you detangle your life out loud. Our constant shapeshifting teaches us to see ourselves in each other, the hands braiding always intimately touching our head more often than not laying someone's lap."

"Big Hair No Care took off in ways we couldn't keep up with," she continues, "RadSwan is our comeback.It's a lifestyle brand, it's the hair game getting an upgrade, becoming fairer and cleaner. It's the platform that recognises and celebrates your identity as a shapeshifter, your individuality and your right to be black like you."


Check out your next hairstyle from Radswan here.

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