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Black Women Speak Candidly About Sex In A New South African Web Series

Black women explore the taboo politics of South African sex and how it affects their lives in a series from Mmabatho Montsho.


This week marks the start of South Africa's Women's Month, an annual commemoration of the wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters who led a historic march against apartheid pass laws in 1956.


Coinciding with the national holiday, Johannesburg-based actress and director Mmabatho Montsho has produced a 10-part web series centered on South African sex and its impact on the daily lives of women. The candid interviews featured in Women on Sex include television and radio personalities Khanyi Mbau, Hajra Omarjee and Refiloe Mpakanyan, as well as doctors, pastors, businesswomen and more.

“There are so many factors that influence not only how and when black women have sex, but also how, where and when we are able to talk about it freely," Mmabatho said in a press release. “Social media has provided a wonderful platform for black women to ensure that their voices are heard and as a budding director, I felt I could contribute another platform for candid conversations about sex and to put it on record. It is a conversation that needs to be encouraged beyond Women's Month."

The first episode of Women on Sex will debut on Friday, Aug. 7, on YouTube. Watch a trailer for the series below. For more, check out Women on Sex on Facebook and Twitter.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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