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Watch J Molley’s Hazy Music Video For ‘Lightning’

J Molley's music video for 'Lightning' is here.

J Molley just delivered the visuals for his song "Lightning" as promised. The song is part of the South African singer/rapper's 2018 EP Leader of the Wave.


On "Lightning," which was produced by Ricco, J Molley displays his adeptness with the pen, and exhibits a control over his voice, which in turn makes his art convincing. And addictive. Take for instance the song's opening verse, in which he sings:

"When you hear my words, know it's not advice/ Born to die, hell is cold as ice/ When you fall in love, be prepared to cry/ If you wanna win, be prepared to lie"

The music video for "Lightning," which is directed by Jasyn Howes, is as hazy as the music itself. With subtle yet clever use of effects, the director manages to have J Molley looking as ethereal as he sounds. The video was shot mostly under low light, and shows J Molley and the models as mysterious characters that are free from the worldly limitations and rules.

Watch the music video for "Lightning" below, and revisit Leader of the Wave here or stream it underneath.

J Molley - Lightning ( Official Music Video ) www.youtube.com



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Listen to Saudi’s new mixtape ‘The Drip’s Leak’

Saudi releases a new mixtape and promises more projects to come.

South African rapper and singer Saudi just released a new mixtape. The 13-track project is titled The Drip's Leak and features some of Saudi's affiliates such as Ranks ATM, Sims and Emtee, most of who are part of the African Trap Movement (ATM), a collective Saudi co-founded alongside Sjava and Emtee.

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Solo Changes His Stage Name and Announces the Return of His Musical Theatre Production

The South African lyricist now calls himself Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu.

South African emcee Solo's new stage name is himself Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu. The rapper recently changed his usernames on social media and made the announcement via a press release.

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Stormzy performs during The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) via Getty Images.

Watch Stormzy's Powerful BRIT Awards Performance Featuring Burna Boy

The night saw the British-Ghanaian star run through a medley of songs from his latest album, Heavy Is the Head.

The BRIT Awards 2020, which went down earlier this week, saw the likes of Stormzy take home the Best Male trophy home and Dave win Best Album.

The night also saw Stormzy deliver a stunning performance that featured a medley of songs from his latest album, Heavy Is the Head. The British-Ghanaian star started things out slow with "Don't Forget to Breathe," before popping things off with "Do Better" then turning up the heat with "Wiley Flow."

Stormzy nodded to J Hus, playing a short bit of "Fortune Teller," before being joined onstage by Nigeria's Burna Boy to perform their hit "Own It." Burna Boy got his own moment and performed an energetic rendition of his African Giant favorite "Anybody."

The night was closed off with a powerful message that read: "A lot of time they tell us 'Black people, we too loud.' Know what I'm sayin'? We need to turn it down a little bit. We seem too arrogant. We a little too much for them to handle. Black is beautiful man." The message flashed on a black screen before a moving performance of "Rainfall" backed by his posse.

Watch the full performance below.

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The ornate gilded copper headgear, which features images of Jesus Christ and the Twelve Apostles, was unearthed after refugee-turned-Dutch-citizen Sirak Asfaw contacted Dutch 'art detective' Arthur Brand. (Photo by Jan HENNOP/AFP) (Photo by JAN HENNOP/AFP via Getty Images)

A Stolen 18th Century Ethiopian Crown Has Been Returned from The Netherlands

The crown had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for 20 years.

In one of the latest developments around art repatriation, a stolen 18th century Ethiopian crown that was discovered decades ago in the Netherlands, has been sent back home.

Sirak Asfaw, an Ethiopian who fled to The Netherlands in the '70s, first found the relic in the suitcase of a visitor in 1998, reports BBC Africa. He reportedly protected the item for two decades, before informing Dutch "art crime investigator" Arthur Brand and authorities about his discovery last year.

The crown is one of only 20 in existence and features intricate Biblical depictions of Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. Historians believe it was given to the church by the warlord Welde Sellase several centuries ago.

Read: Bringing African Artifacts Home

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