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Dope Saint Jude’s New Music Video Showcases Black Grrrl Magic

Watch Dope Saint Jude's latest music video for 'Grrrl Like.'

South African rapper Dope Saint Jude's latest music video will make you jump for joy. The music video for her latest song "Grrrl Like" showcases black women triumphing in their own terms. In the song, the MC rides a bass-heavy electronic instrumental with her customary verve and conviction.


The artist directed the music video, which is part of an upcoming project.

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She had this to say about the video:

"The track makes a strong reference to the Riot Grrrl movement, which was an underground feminist punk movement that began in the early 1990s in the US. The Riot Grrrl movement resonates strongly with me, and with this project, I wanted to bring it into a context that is relevant to my reality. The video celebrates all of the things Riot Grrrl stood for, however it's a new age grrrl gang that is intersectional, black, queer and unapologetic. The people in the music video are all involved in really progressive projects in the city, so they are not just models, they are people who carry the spirit of my music. I believe we belong to the same community. When my EP releases in November, I will accompany it with a zine. Some of the artists who contributed to the zine are also featured in the video."

Watch the music video and stream the song below. You can also check out the behind the scenes clips underneath.



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Wekafore Releases Fela Kuti Inspired Collab With Daily Paper

The one-of-a-kind 'The Spirit Don't Die' capsule collection celebrates African heritage and a hope for a brighter future.

Amsterdam-based African streetwear brand Daily Paper has joined Nigerian fashion brand Wekafore in creating a unique capsule collection of note. The 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection is inspired by fashion and Nigerian activism icon Fela Kuti, but celebrates the bountiful beauty, potential, and heritage of Africans.

Nigerian designer Wekaforé Maniu Jibril, owner, and designer of the Wekafore brand has been hot since his 2013 debut. The brand has gone on to become a great success within the realm of West African fashion. Wekaforé represents a newer, more fearless generation of African designers and their latest collaborative collection tells the tale.

Daily Paper x Wekaforé 'The Spirit Don't Die' collectionImage courtesy of Daily Paper


The two popular brands share a rich history and intention to further African fashion's reputation in the world, as well as as a shared desire for raw necessity, organic growth, and authentic community engagement, development and, support. The fashion brands are making it known that street and casual wear are more than we once thought - fashion can be inclusive and fun. The stars truly aligned to bring us this partnership guided by similar core values and the hunger to celebrate Africa and her diasporas through fashion.

The Fela Kuti-inspired collection is filled with distinctive and bold pieces, honoring Africa's past while paving the way towards the future. Wekafore is known for their clear integration of West Africa's 1970's cultural golden age, and this limited collection speaks to those themes, making it a no-brainer to dedicate the line to the legendary King of Afrobeat, whose style never disappointed. It's clear to see how Kuti's influence inspired the exciting and vibrant creative renaissance seen in the collection. On using Kuti as his muse, Wekaforé says, "Like Fela, the pieces are very punk, very psychedelic, and very African at the same time. And that represents me 100%. And I think being able to speak that way through a platform like Daily Paper is a testament to contemporary African consciousness."


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Daily Paper x Wekafore 'The Spirit Don't Die' Collection

Check out more of Daily Paper x Wekafore's collection 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection here.

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