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Watch Rouge’s Flawless Feel Good Live Sessions Performance

The MC performs four songs from her debut album 'The New Era Sessions.'

South African rapper Rouge's episode of JR's Feel Good Live Sessions recently aired on MTV Base. And, if just like this writer, you don't own a TV set, you can now watch the episode on YouTube.


During her set, Rouge performs four songs from her debut album The New Era Sessions, which came out last year. The razor sharp MC displays impeccable breath control, unmatched stage presence and surefooted vocal projection, as she slices through songs like "Déjà vu," "Bongo Zaka," "Dololo," and what could be her best song to date, "No Pressure." She reveals the latter will be her next single.

She interacts with the crowd and her band seamlessly during her set, and her band sounds like money.

Rouge is one of the best performers in South African hip-hop—she always brings her A-game be it in a big festival like Back To The City or a small scale event like Koolin In The City. If you've never seen her live, this will be a treat for you. If you have, you know to expect a mind-blowing experience.

Watch Rouge's Feel Good Live Sessions set in its entirety below, and revisit our review of her album, The New Era Sessions here.

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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