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Watch Amanda Black's New Video for 'Egoli'

The South African singer shows up in top form in the new stunning visuals for her hit song 'Egoli'.

A week ago, Amanda Black, released her sophomore album Power. This week, the South African singer-songwriter brings us the stunning accompanying visuals for "Egoli"—what we reckon is one of the standout tracks on the 18-track project.


In "Egoli", Amanda Black sings about looking towards Johannesburg, the City of Gold, to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. The music video begins with her sitting in her bedroom and looking longingly at a picture of the city. The subsequent scenes then take us through her journey as she packs a suitcase, says goodbye to her mother and excitedly takes a taxi to Johannesburg. From playful shots in a beautiful field to the busy scenes of a popular taxi rank, she proclaims "Akekho ozonginqanda" (no-one is going to stop me) because she's been called to do this.

READ: In Conversation with Amanda Black: 'I've grown incredibly from the girl who wrote 'Amazulu'

The music video was directed by Kuda Jemba and the cinematography done by Motion Billy, two talented young men who've become the go-to for creating quality visuals for the music videos of many South African artists.

Power shows the Amanda Black's tremendous growth as a musician as well as a songwriter and comprises a range of electric sounds as well as actual instruments. The album is her first project following her departure from her previous label Ambitiouz Entertainment under which she released her award-winning debut album Amazulu.

Watch the music video for "Egoli" below:

Amanda Black - Egoli www.youtube.com

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Listen to Sound Sultan's New Album '8th Wondah'

The 17-track album features 2Baba, Wizkid, Teni, Falz, Mr Real and several others.

Sound Sultan recently dropped his 8th studio album titled 8th Wondah.

The 17-track album is the follow-up to his 2016 album titled "Out of the Box" and features fellow Nigerian artists 2Baba, Wizkid, Teni, Falz, Mr Real, Olu Maintai, Peruzzi, Small Doctor and Johnny Drille.

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Listen to Simmy's New Single 'Ngihamba Nawe'

South African singer, Simmy, features Sino Msolo in her latest offering––a romantic jam.

South African singer Simmy, real name Simphiwe Nhlangulela, has just released her latest single "Ngihamba Nawe".

She features fellow South African artist Sino Msolo on the track which is a follow-up to her 2018 debut album Tugela Fairy. The now gold-certified album featured chart toppers including "Umahlalela", "Ngiyesaba" and "Lashona Ilanga".

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Watch Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim's  TED Talk on How Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Fight Climate Change

The Chadian activist—and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2020—says traditional knowledge, as practiced in her native Mbororo community, is one of the keys to combatting climate change.

In a new TED Talk, climate activist, geographer and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2020, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, discusses the role that indigenous knowledge can play in combatting climate change.

During the 13-minute talk, Ibrahim emphasizes how the exploration and acceptance of various knowledge systems–including those that fall outside of the scope of typical scientific research–can add to our understanding of ways to protect the environment. "I think, if we put together all the knowledge systems that we have -- science, technology, traditional knowledge -- we can give the best of us to protect our peoples, to protect our planet, to restore the ecosystem that we are losing," says Ibrahim.

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South Africans Condemn Police Brutality During National Lockdown

A number of videos have emerged on social media allegedly showing the intimidation and assault of several Black South Africans by law enforcement.

South Africa recently began a nationwide lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed across the nation to aid the police in ensuring that the rules of the lockdown are upheld. However, disturbing footage has emerged on social media allegedly depicting law enforcement agents assaulting Black South Africans.

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