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Oumou Sangaré's New Music Video 'Redefines Afrofuturism' Through Dance

Watch the surreal music video for Malian singer, Oumou Sangaré's, latest song "Kamelemba."

Grammy-winning Malian singer Oumou Sangaré teams up with South African director and fashion photographer Chris Saunders for the surreal music video for her latest song "Kamelemba."


The video features members from the Swaggers dance crew, set before a gloomy, futuristic landscape. The director told Nowness that their performance is meant to portray a varied interpretation of afrofuturism and "modern beauty."

“The video references traditionally masculine performance cultures, like the competition of the Congolese Sapeur, portrayed here by a group of women in a gender-free setting," said Saunders.

“The direction of the visuals is driven by Oumou’s lyrics, with a group of women who are robust and independent, resultant of generations of mistreatment within a very misogynistic reality. A paradigm can be seen in their attitudes, movements and the general visual style."

Watch the captivating music video below.

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South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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