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Okayafrica TV: Focus Features Supports Emerging African Filmmakers

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Focus Features is well-known for its unique flicks including such arty gems as Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain. In 2008 Focus launched Africa First, a program geared toward building a filmmaking industry in Africa. Each year Africa First grants $10,000 to emerging filmmakers from across the continent to tell their story. As part of the program, the participants are flown to New York City where they are paired up with an established industry professional to help advise them on their scripts. Program Director Kisha Cameron-Dingle invited Okayafrica to join the filmmakers on a private tour of the Museum of the Moving Image. Watch the full video of the tour above. For more information on Africa First click here.

Video shot by Jay Sprogell, edited by Aubrey Murdock.

 

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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