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Watch Our Premiere of Darkie Fiction’s Music Video for ‘Bhoza’

The Joburg-based duo just released a video for their second single.

The music video for Cape Town-based duo Darkie Fiction's latest single "Bhoza," features a legion of familiar faces of the new wave, from the rapper Robin Thirdfloor to the Pap Culture trio, among others, gyrating and serving looks.


Lyrically, the song, which takes some influences from old school kwaito, is uplifting, with the duo encouraging you to rise above adversity, and boss up.

"'Bhoza' epitomizes a proudly South African, VUK'UZENZELE, warm and up-lifting song for all ages," say the duo in email to OkayAfrica. "We really strive to make family friendly, feel-good music and what says feel-good better than hard-hitting 808s, juicy horns and uplifting lyrics. We wrote the song when we were broke and tired so we needed to remind ourselves who we were."

The video was directed by Chase Musslewhite and filmed by Jason Prins. "Those two really brought the song and our vision for it to life. Working with them was an absolute treat. The video, just like the song, is all about rising up and feeling good and we depict that in a 100% South African way."

"Bhoza" is a follow-up to Darkie Fiction's first single, "Selula," released last year by the then-newly-formed duo. The duo is one of the many young South African artists who are keeping kwaito alive by blending it with modern genres such as electronic and hip-hop.

Watch the "Bhoza" music video below, and follow Darkie Fiction on Twitter, Instagram and SoundCloud.



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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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