10 Oct WATCH NOW: Blinky Bill in “Showdown”

With a new album on the horizon, Blinky Bill breaks it down in new Showdown video.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Disregarding the tropes of modern musicians, Blinky opts for a reduced role on the video for Showdown. As the private party unfolds in a hotel lobby Blinky is...

25 Sep Nasty C makes a statement in new video for King

The Golden Boy of SA hip hop, Nasty C, returns with status-affirming visuals for the A$AP Ferg assisted track, King.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   With confidence peaking, Nasty C takes to the streets and the rooftops of New York for the flashy performance video to accompany the second...

20 Sep Bongeziwe Mabandla

From his gentle yet moving voice to his masterful songwriting, the master of contemporary South African folk music is Bongeziwe Mabandla.   It's not uncommon for today's audiences to bemoan the flashy and superficial sounds that dominate radio airplay and although this gripe is at times overstated,...

17 Sep Darkie Fiction: New School Nostalgia

Darkie Fiction has an unmistakable gravitational pull that sucks you into their warm, nostalgiac and optimistic embrace. My first encounter with Yoza Mnyanda and Kuthulakwe Nkosi ‘Katt Daddy’ Siboto - who comprise the group - was their celebratory single, Bhoza - the video for which was...

06 Sep Skepta and Wizkid debut “Energy” Video

The UK's king of grime and Nigeria's Afropop prodigy live it up in a tropical paradise for "Energy" music video   Words: Tshiamo Seape   A snapshot of modern-day Nigeria the video alternates through beach-side shots of Wiz and Skepta making the most of a lavish Summer interspersed with...

03 Sep BONANG, ANATII AND DAVID TO TAKE MANHATTAN

South African Lumiere, Bonang Matheba, David Tlale and Anatii, will jet off to New York City on Thursday, 06th September, for a trip which will include their attendance at New York Fashion Week.Apart from four nights of celebration, culture, luxury and experiencing the best of...

21 Aug NEW MUSIC: KOKOKO!

DIY music mavericks, KOKOKO! are at the forefront of Kinshasa's alternative sound.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Bringing together an assortment of Congo's finest young musical talents has been the passion and pleasure of producer, Debruit (Xavier Thomas), whose vision and direction delivered KOKOKO! almost fully formed, to the world less than...