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Watch The Trailer Of Season 2 Of The Popular South African Web Series ‘Coloured Mentality’

More important conversations to be had on Coloured identity.

The second season of Coloured Mentality, the popular South African web series that started in 2017 on Facebook and YouTube, is upon us.

On the trailer that just got released, coloured personalities like Marc Lottering, Jimmy Nevis, Miss Patty Monroe, DJ Ready D, Quanita Adams, Claire Phillips, among others, discuss spatial issues in South Africa. Other issues addressed in this season include the running of the city of Cape Town, racism, gender, violence (both institutional and generational), colorism, and mental health.


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Coloured Mentality created much needed conversations when it first started last year, from both media and the public on social media. The show consisted of four episodes. Issues addressed in the episodes were: "What is a Coloured?," "Is Afrikaans a White Language?," "Are Coloured People Black?" and "What is Coloured Culture?"

The series was started by Kelly Eve Koopman and Sarah Summers , two young women who were on a quest to find out more about their heritage and to interrogate being Coloured in present day South Africa.

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The term "Coloured" is a creation of the South African apartheid government. The idea was to classify different race groups and place them in different locations in what is known as the Group Areas Act.

South Africans are divided about the use of the term in present day South Africa, with some saying it enforces apartheid laws and divides people of color. Some believe in embracing the term as it speaks to a group of people that have a unique lived experience.

Watch the trailer below, and revisit season 1 underneath.







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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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