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Watch The Cape Flats-Filmed Visuals for Zaki Ibrahim's 'Draw The Line'

Canadian/South African singer Zaki Ibrahim releases the visuals for "Draw The Line" the first track on her debut album "Every Opposite."

Canadian/South African smoldering soulstress Zaki Ibrahim returns with stunning visuals for "Draw The Line," the opening track from her 2012 album Every Opposite. The song features the geographically diverse soundscapes we've come to know from the Cape Town-based singer/songwriter — thundering percussive elements rumble throughout under airy background vocals, entrancing listeners in a complex, emotive & rhythmic spell. In the visuals for the song, Ibrahim's earthy, soul-capturing voice floats above clean, starkly beautiful images of the Cape Flats. Following a young girl as she navigates through her everyday environment, the video presents a type of imperfect innocence. Shots cut between sweeping views of Cape Town's diverse landscape and the girl gazing into the camera, her pensive stares holding a sense of longing and wonder for a future that seems distant and unknown. When speaking about the message behind her recently released visuals, and how she's represented in the imagery, Ibrahim commented,


"The "Draw The Line" story does show me, but not exactly. Coming from the Cape Flats and overcoming an environment with challenges such as poverty, drugs, sexual assault, and Post-Apartheid conditioning is no easy feat. Creating your own path and shining your light through adversity, taking everything that you’ve experienced and everything you are, is what the song is about."

Watch the visuals for  Zaki Ibrahim's 'persevere against all odds' anthem below and, ahead of the release of Finding Fela,’ revisit when Zaki Ibrahim teamed up with fellow SA artists Spoek Mathambo and Petite Noir to pay tribute to Fela Kuti with an electronic reinterpretation of "Zombie."

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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