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This Is The Most Badass Performance We've Seen This Year

South African singer Manthe Ribane and producer Okzharp deliver the flyest performance we've seen in 2017.

South African singer, Manthe Ribane, is a performance artist as much as she is a musical one.


She's given us memorable showcases of her talents in music videos like "Dear Ribane," which we regarded as "the future of electronic performance art videos," and she gives us that same feeling in a new set for Boiler Room with UK-based Hyperdub producer and frequent collaborator Okzharp.

In this Ramone Anderson-directed, the producer and artist duo trade lines and ad-libs back and forth as they run through tracks from their latest EP Tell Your Vision—the follow-up to 2015's Dumela 113in a hazy, black and white space. To sum it up, the performance is 15 minutes of spellbinding energy.

With Ribane's daring stage presence (and overall flyness) coupled with Okzharp's pounding production, the set is easily one of the most captivating live performance we've seen so far this year.

Check it out below and stream Tell Your Vision underneath.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

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