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Watch the Trailer for Khanyi Mbau's New Film 'Red Room'

The spine-chilling trailer makes for an epic South African thriller.

The trailer for Khanyi Mbau's new thriller film Red Room has been released and it appears it will make for a satisfyingly suspense-filled experience.


Khanyi Mbau is a South African television host and actress who has starred in films such as Happiness is a Four-Letter Word and Frank and Fearless. In Red Room we see a darker side to Mbau's abilities as she plays the character of Zama Marawa, wife to a wealthy husband who loses it all, who is thrown into the frightening South African underworld of human trafficking.

Describing the character she plays, Mbau said:

"I am a woman who was once rich but it all came tumbling down and I found myself without anything. I had to start from the bottom again, doing Mzansi Magic movies, and I realised that pride cannot take you anywhere."

Watch the trailer for Red Room below.


Red Room Official Trailer youtu.be

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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