Film

WarChild: A Short Film About Soweto Boxer Rofhiwa Maemu

WarChild is a short film about Soweto boxer Rofhiwa Maeumi from Johannesburg's 3Quarter Pictures (I See A Different You).


WarChild takes us on the emotional journey of a champion-in-waiting. Rofhiwa Maemu, a South African boxer from Pimville, is an up-and-comer ranking in the top ten nationally. Currently residing in Soweto, Maemu has been working tirelessly towards professional fighting without access to a gym, a coach, or sponsorship. Though short, WarChild is a beautifully shot exploration into the dedication and unbreakable will of a young man, unknown to many, but determined to be a formidable force.

The film is the first of such creative pieces from Johannesburg's 3Quarter Pictures, a production company started by I See A Different You. For those not familiar with the Soweto-based trio comprised of twins Fhatuwani and Rendani Muhkeli and their good friend Vuyo Mpantsha, I See A Different You is a powerful creative force transforming the visual narratives of Soweto and cities across the continent. They're also known for their impeccable sense of style and were featured most notably on Diesel + Edun's Studio Africa campaign last year. It is their eye for the unusual and the untold story that drove them to create 3Quarter Pictures as a platform to shoot commercials and short films. Watch WarChild in full and catch a behind-the-scenes clip from I See A Different You below.

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

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Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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