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Moozlie Shows Her City Some Love On The Music Video for ‘Vatel’

Watch Moozlie and Kid X's Music Video for "Vatel."

"Vatel," the lead single to South African rapper Moozlie's recently released debut album Victory, packs some serious heat. The MC laces a vintage kwaito beat with her customary flair and larger-than-life personality. Lunatik, who produced the song, channeled legendary kwaito producer Mdu. Just like most of Mdu's productions, the beat is key-laden and the production is clean, with not much going on, but it still sounds full.

Read: Moozlie's Potent Debut Album 'Victory' Proves She Can Hold Her Own

In the song's video, the MC gets chauffeured in a vintage Chevrolet De Ville to her hood, Benoni. She hits a high school, in which she's shown major love, before she throws a performance at a chisa nyama. For real, izinja ziyam'vatela. Some of the places she mentions in the song, are shown in the video, making sure that even if you aren't familiar with her hood, you get the song fully. Look out for cameos from the likes of Gemini Major, Spoken Priestess, Rouge and Ms Cosmo in the video.

This is one joint you'll hear everywhere this summer, it's just too addictive.

Watch the music video for "Vatel" by Moozlie and Kid X below, and revisit our review of Victory here.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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