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YoungstaCPT Shares New Visuals for ‘Just Be Lekker’

Watch YoungstaCPT's music video for 'Just Be Lekker.'

YoungstaCPT just released a new music video for his song "Just Be Lekker." The visuals show the South African rapper mingling with everyday people of his side of Cape Town, his hometown.


A humorous story is nested inside the visuals. YoungstaCPT and his friends (addressed as 'The Kaapstad Naaiers') save a friend of theirs who lives in the opulent side of town. They are called in to "make it lekker," which they do by throwing a mean party.

The music video was directed by Stanley Johns Films.

The upbeat song was produced by Egypt and is the perfect song to kick the year off with. A few days into 2020, a lot has happened already, and it sure will be a long one.

"Just Be Lekker" is one of the few light-hearted songs on 3T, the rapper's debut album which was released in 2019. Most of 3T was songs that takes the listener on a trip into the Cape Town not advertised on tourism brochures.

The 20-track album scooped the Best Album trophy at the South African Hip Hop Awards in December of 2019. 3T was one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year and arguably the decade. After releasing several collaborative mixtapes, albums and EPs and countless mixtapes, fans had waited years for the rapper's debut solo album.

Watch the video for "Just Be Lekker" below and stream 3T underneath:

YoungstaCPT - Just Be Lekker youtu.be



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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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