Dear reader, I made you a list of some of the coolest visual content you would find on the African side of the internet. It’s filled with literal eye candy, carefully selected for your consumption. Feed your eyes….
Picture a waist-whining fest on the streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar, a beautiful couple by the beach side, grinding on each other in a sensual sync of sweaty bodies and physical chemistry. You can’t relate because you’re single, I know.
Directed by Swangz Avenue’s Marvin Musoke, the video also sees Azawi and her friends grooving at a night party without a care in the world.
Stogie T x Nasty C – Dunno (SA)
Ever wondered what the perfect punishment for trolling is? I have found the answer.
In this dark, gory video that plays out like a short action film, Stogie T and Nasty C pull up on a hater who dissed their song on Twitter and subject him to torture. Plot twist? They make him listen to the songs he trash-talked, instead of harming him physically.
Little Simz – Point and Kill ft Obongjayar (NG)
Filled with compelling imagery of Lagos and New Afrika Shrine, this video aptly conveys the song’s lyricsm—a defiant declaration of willingness to fight for a better life for family.
It begins with a hostile exchange between two women as Simz rides off on the back of a bike ridden by a man in a beaded white helmet. She passes through a field of weight lifters, doctors and African aunties as she raps about the defiant nature of the Nigerian youth. She joins Obongjayar and they’re seen in different scenes and finally in one of the coolest retro Afropunk party scenes you’ll ever watch. In the final scene, we see Simz holding a machete in a standoff with police men pointing guns at Obonjayar, a perfect re-creation of the popular scene in the 2013 movie Cristo Rey.
Yaw tog – Fake Ex (GH)
This video begins with Yaw Tog’s friend calling his attention to his girlfriend who was with a richer man. (cue Tulenkey’s ‘Your Girlfriend’)
Months later, Yaw Tog gets his money up and is highly sought after, basking in excess love and attention from ladies. We see his ex trying to get his attention but he completely ghosts her and continues enjoying his newly found fame and money. Take that, cheat!
Korty EO – Finding Wizkid
Korty’s 20-minute vlog on finding Wizkid would inspire you to be resilient, and I think everybody should watch her. Trust me, you wouldn’t feel the time go by.
She spends 3 days waiting to interview Wizkid at his hotel without a concrete plan and unashamedly tells us that she failed. She found him, got into the elevator with him but didn’t get enough time to do her elevator pitch. Well, she didn’t have one.
Diamond Platnumz – Iyo ft Focalistic, Mapara A Jazz, Ntosh Gazi (TZ)
One of my favorite South African and Tanzanian collaborations of the year. You already know these people love to dance!
The video is a colorful display of party life and African culture, with a hopeful message to live in the moment and trust that tomorrow will be better. You could pick up a lot of Amapiano dances from here too. The ‘Iyo’ dance is a personal favorite! (I do it soooo well…in my head)
Burnaboy’s 2021 Grammy Awards Performance (NG)
Burna takes every chance he gets to celebrate his African heritage and his performance at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards was nothing short of expectations.
Dressed in a white feathered suit and heavily layered jewelry, he ambled along the National Theatre in Lagos, performing a medley of his songs Level Up, Onyeka and Ye. He kicks off his performance with Level Up at the entrance with a powerful choir chorusing along, and saunters into the theatre to perform Onyeka with local instrumentalists and beautiful Urhobo dancers. He wraps up with a grappling rendition of Ye in a foggy room with mirrored screens. Celestial!
DJ Zinhle – Indlovu ft Lloyiso (SA)
A sprinkle of uplifting content to bless your day with. In partnership with a charity organization (NS Impact Foundation), DJ Zinhle spreads the message of hope for women who find it hard to navigate their career paths in this impactful video.
It kicks off with a group of women celebrating their graduation and follows the story of one of the young women. Unfortunately, she faces life’s challenges after graduation, hunting for jobs without fruition. Eventually, she gives up on the search to channel her talents as a singer and gets her big break. When life gives you lemons…