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‘Inxeba (The Wound)’ Just Became The First South African Film To Stream On Netflix

There's no stopping 'Inxeba.'

Inxeba (The Wound), the movie telling the story of masculinity and manhood, is now streaming on Netflix, HuffPost South Africa reports. This makes it the first South African film available on the platform.


It's currently only available to US subscribers, but will soon be available in other countries.

The movie has opened lots of conversations ranging from how it portrays the sacred Xhosa custom of ulwaluko, to masculinity during the initiation of boys into manhood, among other things.

The movie, which is directed by John Trengrove, has done pretty well, winning several awards and even getting shortlisted for an Academy Award. It recently got eight nominations at the South African Film and TV Awards (SAFTAs).

Read: 'Inxeba (The Wound)' Is An Important Story Told By The Wrong Person

Regardless of which side of the argument you are on about the movie's "controversy," Inxeba does bring up an important issue–manhood isn't what it used to be, the world is constantly changing, and homophobia just needs to stop. Some of the homophobic and patriarchal responses on social media prove just how much still needs to be done.

Watch the trailer below, and if you are in the US, stream the movie on Netflix.

Inxeba is currently on circuit in South Africa.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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