Little Simz in Cape Town (Photo: David East)

Inside Little Simz’s Powerful South African Student Protest Video

Photographer/filmmaker Imraan Christian speaks on the making of Little Simz’s powerful Cape Town-shot music video for "Gratitude."

“This is my first time in South Africa, so I would like you guys to give me your best energy," yelled UK rapper Little Simz to a crowd of young fans at Cape Town's Khayelitsha township. The 21-year-old Nigerian-rooted MC, born Simbi Ajikawo, was in Cape Town as part of last month's Red Bull Amaphiko Academy–a 10-day event in which 18 of South Africa's brightest social entrepreneurs gathered for lectures and workshops in Langa.

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