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Sam Turpin Releases Emotional Tribute to His Mother 'Summer Evening'

Listen to Sam Turpin's new single 'Summer Evening.'

Joburg rapper Sam Turpin's latest song "Summer Evening" is a tribute to his late mother, anti-apartheid activist and photographer Gisèle Wulfsohn who died of cancer in 2011.


"I started making music seriously after my mother passed," says Sam in an email to OkayAfrica. "It was the only way I could cope and the only way I could feel normal again. I've always felt like I do it for her but I've only addressed losing her in very abstract terms, ways and sounds. This is the first time I've been direct about it. 'Summer Evening' is like a letter to her from me and from India. Working with her makes it all the more special since our mothers were very good friends."

The emotional song features London based songstress India Shan. India has been a family friend since the anti-apartheid struggle, and her mother is South African photo-journalist Jillian Edelstein.

Sam Turpin hasn't released new music since 2017 when he released his debut mixtape 4am in Jozi. This hiatus was a result of Sam enrolling in college full-time to study sound engineering and several music theory courses.

Listen to "Summer Evening" below:



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Photo by Kwesi Yanful, courtesy of MIZIZI.

MIZIZI Has Released a Special Edition 'Lion King' Jersey in Collaboration with Disney

The sleek baseball jersey was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Lion King."

MIZIZI returns with yet another timely collaboration—this time with Disney to commemorate the 25th anniversary of our childhood classic, The Lion King.

The African streetwear brand says through the jersey's kid sizes, it now has the opportunity to cater to the next generation of viewers of the upcoming live-action remake that's to open in theaters this week. "The Lion King marked many of our childhoods," the brand says in a statement. "Much before we were aware of our identities, it resonated with us."

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Watch the Intense Trailer for 'Don't Let Go,' Starring David Oyelowo

Oyelowo and Storm Reid shine in the new trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller.

David Oyelowo and A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid are on a psychological journey to escape death in the new trailer for their film Don't Let Go.

Both actors give heavy performances, as the film sees Oyelowo taking on the role of a police officer, Jack Radcliff, who has a chance to change the chain of events that led to the murder of his niece Ashley (Storm Reid), and hopefully save her.

The film was written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes, with the producers of Get Out. Oyelowo himself is also a producer on the film.

Read: In Conversation: Abiola Oke With David Oyelowo

Don't Let Go also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina and Mykelti Williamson, Shinelle Azoroh, Byron Mann, and April Grace. The film, which originally premiered at Sundance under the title Relive, is due out in theaters on August 30.

Back in March, it was announced that Oyelowo is also working on his very own directorial debut The Water Man, which will be executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Watch the trailer for Don't Let Go below.

Don't Let Go - Official Trailer (2019) www.youtube.com

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Watch the Music Video for Patoranking's 'Wilmer'

The artist's beautiful visual ode to his daughter will tug at your heartstrings.

Earlier this year, Nigerian artist Patoranking dropped his 12-track sophomore album, Wilmer, which he dedicated to his daughter. The same-titled track, which features French-born Georgian singer and songwriter Bera, sees Patoranking professing his immense love for his daughter.

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