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Mashayabhuqe KaMamba's Latest Video Highlights the Dangers of Commuting by Taxi In South Africa

Mashayabhuqe KaMamba’s new video for "KwaDukuza” tackles violence and sexual harassment in SA taxis.

Mashayabhuqe KaMamba’s single “KwaDukuza,” which he released in 2016, just got the visual treatment.


The new music video creatively depicts what the song is about: taxi violence.

Taxi violence is an ongoing issue in South Africa where drivers and owners make the news regularly for violent clashes. In Mashayabhuqe KaMamba’s new clip, two drivers clash over a shared route—think of it like gang turf wars. The casualty of the clash ends up becoming a passenger who accidentally gets shot by one of the drivers.

The video also touches on the sexual harassment women experience in taxis, which normally manifests in gropes from the driver to a woman on the front seat.

Mashayabhuqe, on the song, is pleading for peace within the taxi industry in his trademark maskandi drawl and high-pitch vocal projection.

He does this over a trap instrumental, consisting of a droning bass line and thumping kick—another superb composition by Mashayabhuqe’s longtime producer Ruff.

You can buy “KwaDukuza” on iTunes here.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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