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Watch Mayorkun's New Music Video for 'Geng'

Mayorkun finally drops the much-anticipated visuals for his hit song 'Geng'.

Mayorkun has just dropped the much-anticipated visuals for his hit song "Geng" which he released at the end of January.

Directed by Dammy Twitch, the music video is just as lively and vibrant as the song itself.


The opening shot of the music video shows Mayorkun sitting in a dark room in front of several televisions stacked on top of one another. The artist proceeds to light a cigar just before the scene jumps to contrasting follow-up shots of him and his dancers in a sunny outside setting.

The use of bold and ebullient colours in both the outfits and surroundings, added to the energetic choreography, really makes for a music video that complements the up-tempo lyricism and infectious rhythm of the song. Additionally, the production quality of the music video itself is next-level and shows off the directorial abilities of Dammy Twitch.

Mayorkun continues to effortlessly add hit singles to his already impressive discography. Aside from solo hits like "Up to Something" and "Che Che", he's also made sure to jump on a few tracks with other artists and produce a number of dope collaborations including Ajebutter22's "Ginger You" and "Yanyanyan" on Naira Marley's Lord of Lamba EP,

Watch the music video for "Geng" below:

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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