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Video: Driemanskap 'Izulu Lelam'

Driemanskap Izulu Lelam (Heaven is Mine) is the first visual cut from the Gugulethu conscious hip hop quartet's second album Hlala Nam.


"Izulu Lelam(Heaven is Mine) is the first visual cut from conscious hip hop quartet Driemanskap’s second album Hlala Nam. Shot and directed by Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios, the black-and-white clip centers on a wounded warrior, played by Vincent Ntunia, in his last moments before life leaves his body. “The message of the song” the crew’s record company Pioneer Unit says, “is that one day everyone will be free from the chains of hardship because heaven is a place that doesn’t discriminate between rich or poor, black or white.” Watch below.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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