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Trip Out To Moonchild & Maramza’s 'Inkwenkwezi' Video

"A narcotic, syrupy mix of wavy bass music and divine, ethereal vocals" from South Africa's blue-haired singer Moonchild & producer Maramza.

Moonchild in "Inkwenkwezi."


South Africa’s blue-haired singer Moonchild and producer Maramza sing about the stars in their collaborative single “Inkwenkwezi.” “

“As Moonchild explains it, when you're in the city, you struggle to see the stars in the night sky; much like how these days there are no real stars -- as in personalities and role-models. You keep searching for them but you just can't really see them,” Maramza told us back when the single first dropped two years ago. “[The track is] a narcotic, syrupy mix of wavy bass music and divine, ethereal vocals.”

Maramza in "Inkwenkwezi."

The trippy music video for “Inkwenkwezi” is now dropping as part of Maramza’s new Low Magic EP, which also features tracks with Bonj Mpanza and Boolz.

The gooey textures of the new clip, which perfectly match the song’s haziness, were crafted by artist Morgans Momm and the video was filmed across Cape Town & Johannesburg by Angus MacKinnon & Georgina Warner.

Watch our premiere of "Inkwenkwezi" below and revisit our 'Blue Velvet' fashion editorial with Moonchild in New York City.

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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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