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Get to Know The Marockos, Botswana's Hardcore Metal Heads

Get familiar with Botswana's metal heads, The Marockos.

Yes, black metal heads do exist, and they exist in places as far and wide as Botswana.

The Marockos are the heavy metal group shaking up Botswana's underground scene with their love for all things loud, black and hardcore.

Botswana's metal scene isn't new either, the subculture started back in the 80s following the emergence of classic rock in the 70s.

The Marockos are one of the bands representing the new wave of metal in the country.

OkayAfrica got a chance to meet up with the band in their hometown of Molepolole to learn more about their movement. In a new video, the crew show off some of their toughest looks and dispel myths about metal culture. Check it out below.

Credits: 

Videographer/Editor: Shatho Tibane

Producer: Chika Okoli

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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