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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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