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Msaki’s Video For ‘Dreams’ is A Great Piece of Performance Art

Watch Msaki's music video for 'Dreams.'

South African soul singer and songwriter Msaki just released a music video for her song "Dreams," from her 2016 album Zaneliza: How Water Moves.

In the video, which is directed by Cape Town-based performance artist Francois Knoetze, the singer is seen taking a boat canoeing on the streets of Yeoville in Johannesburg.

Yeoville becomes a gallery of some sort, as some performers render their pieces alongside the singer. What makes it even more impressive is that the performances are weaved into the everyday lives of the Yeoville residents (we won't spoil it for you).

The video is a fit for the song, in which Msaki sings, "Breaking the heart is a silent art/ You pull the pieces apart by putting who you are in a jar," in her dynamic voice, which can seamlessly switch between a warm alto and mild falsetto.

Watch the video for "Dreams" below and download Zaneliza here.

Photo by Rachel Seidu.

#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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