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TSA, ByLwansta and Spoek Mathambo’s New Song Is Fire

An unexpected collaboration that is nothing but fire flame emojis.

Spoek Mathambo gets to trade bars with two young rappers, TSA and ByLwansta, on the song "Ten Fold" by TSA.


Over a full customary off-key bassline, as heard on your favorite trap bangers, the three rappers spaz and let you know where their heads are at, with matching skills and bravado.

TSA raps, "I just wanna inspire the youth/ make'em worship the truth," while ByLwansta reminds us that he's okay with being an independent artist. He raps, "Let me tell you something that you already know/ or let me tell you something that I've told you a couple times/ In case you forgot that I'm not fucking unsigned, bitch, I'm independent, get it right."

Spoek Mathambo, in his coherent verse, talks about the fake lives lead by some of the people we look up to.

"Ten Fold" is solid. It's an unexpected collaboration from artists of different styles and backgrounds. And we are so here for it.


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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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