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Cape Town Future Soul Singer OBie Mavuso Makes Her Stunning Boom-Bap Video Debut

Cape Town 'future soul' singer OBie Mavuso makes her stunning boom-bap debut with the music video for "Blessings Come, Blessings Go."


Eastern Cape-raised, Cape Town-based 'future soul' artist OBie Mavuso made her stunning music video debut back in November 2014. But at just over 1,000 views, the doomed love story clip for "Blessings Come, Blessings Go" has been largely slept on– and almost flew under our radar too. Luckily, OBie recently got in touch and put us on to her classic boom-bap lullaby. OBie, a 24-year-old filmmaker/musician who calls herself a "hip-hop soul singer," came up with the concept for the track's visuals and enlisted a team of City Varsity friends to help shoot it. "The song was inspired by a woman I was dating at the time," she told Okayafrica. "The video tells the story visually. There is a lot of imagery that describes the state of the relationship before it dies down, such as the rose which signifies passion, and blood which signifies death or danger. My love dies in the end, and that signifies the death of our relationship." OBie also tells us she recorded a few tracks last year, which she'll be releasing later on in 2015. Until then, watch "Blessings Come, Blessings Go" below. Follow OBie Mavuso on Twitter, FacebookSoundCloud, and Tumblr.

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You Need to Watch C Natty's New Music Video For 'Ojah'

Video Premiere: Check out the striking first release from Mr Eazi's #emPawa30.

C Natty arrives in style with his new single "Ojah."

The track, which is the first release from Mr Eazi's new group of #emPawa30 artists, sees the Nigerian artist delivering a highly-infectious and grooving concoction over jazz-leaning afrobeats produced by Killertunes.

The new music video for "Ojah," which we're premiering here today, is equally as stunning and follows the story of someone who doesn't take others' advice. C Natty told us the following about the DK of Priorgold Pictures-directed video:

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Watch Cameroonian Drag Artist Bebe Zahara Benet's New Music Video for 'Banjo'

Video Premiere: Bebe Zahara Benet releases the colourful visuals for her latest single 'Banjo' ahead of her upcoming EP 'Broken English'.

Cameroonian drag artist Bebe Zahara Benet has just released the colourful visuals to her latest single 'Banjo'.

The single, which features on her upcoming Broken English EP, is the follow-up to several EPs she's released in the past including Face and Kisses & Feathers as well as a number of singles including "Fun Tonite", "Get Fierce (Lose Yourself)" and "Starting a Fire".

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Rejoice! WhatsApp Places New Restrictions on Chain Messages to Fight Fake News

To combat the spread of misinformation due to the coronavirus outbreak, users are now restricted from sharing frequently forwarded messages to more than one person.

The rise of the novel coronavirus has seen an increase in the spread of fake news across social media sites and platforms, particularly WhatsApp—a platform known as a hotbed for the forwarding of illegitimate chain messages and conspiracy theories (if you have African parents, you're probably familiar). Now the Facebook-owned app is setting in place new measures to try and curb the spread of fake news on its platform.

The app is putting new restrictions on message forwarding which will limit the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be shared. Messages that have been sent through a chain of more than five people can only subsequently be forwarded to one person. "We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful," announced the app in a blog post on Tuesday. "In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers."

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Sarkodie Hits Hard With His Latest Single 'Sub Zero'

The Ghanaian heavyweight rapper shows up with the fire bars over an Altra Nova-produced beat.

Sarkodie has dropped a new aggressive track in the shape of "Sub Zero."

"Sub Zero" follows the star Ghanaian rapper as he throws back criticisms that have come his way from other rappers with his own ice cold flow. The new track was produced by Ghanaian beatmaker Altra Nova and mixed by PEE On Da BeaT.

"Sub Zero" follows Sarkodie's turn-up single "Bumper," which dropped bak in February.

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