Pan-Africanism on the Focus: Gato Preto’s Latest Video Calls for Action

Music November 16 2016

Not all music nowadays needs to be a superficial pile of chords and beats and nothing else; not that there’s anything wrong with that. However, it’s insanely refreshing to enjoy music that extends beyond the ordinary threshold of relevance; music that actually conveys a meaning beyond musings on a broken heart, a hot new love interest or an existential crisis. The...Continue

Pussy is the New Dick. Get over it.

Music November 9 2016

Straight outta Vagina is currently the 10th (not in chronological order) video by Moscow-based punk feminist band Pussy Riot. According to Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova’s statement for The Guardian: “This song could be considered an answer to Trump. But I believe the idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man … Vagina is...Continue

81-year-old Esther Mahlangu Slays with the BMW Art Car

Art October 31 2016

Esther Mahlangu X BMW Group recently teamed up and created a one-of-a-kind ride called the – BMW Art Car. We’re loving it. You will too. No one is as incredible as 81-year-old ZA-artist Esther Mahlangu – and renowned brands are taking note. Everyone wants a piece of Mahlangu’s Ndebele art, what’s not to love about Ndebele culture? She’s already put her...Continue

Queer Stories that Need to be Told

Docs October 25 2016

Check it! is a documentary movie about the first ever documented LGBTIQ gang in the US. It’s a success story of three bullied childhood friends who are trying to make it despite the odds against them. Armed with a passion for fashion and lots of attitude, the gang teamed up for protection and empowerment. At the beginning, nothing was easy and some got incarcerated....Continue

Killing Time for Botkyrka’s Blood-brothers: MAR of Stockholmssyndromet drops Gangsta Video

Music October 10 2016

Everyone should be psyched about one-half of Stockholmssyndromet’s MC MAR’s comeback. At least all suedis. In his latest two act video (above) for ‘2 Bröder/ Para i min plånbok’ (2 Brothers /Cash in My Wallet) – MAR dishes on brotherhood gone bad, para (cash) issues and more.  To anyone based in Stockholm – and who’s into hip hop a la...Continue

A Long Awaited Jab From Your Favourite Underdog: Namibia Will Knock You Out

Docs October 7 2016

Ever heard of Namibia Flores Rodriguez aka La Boxeadora? No? The name would ring a bell if it wasn’t for the Cuban Boxing Federation’s ridiculous ban on women competing in professional boxing. Namibia is a boxer at heart, who breaths and eats boxing day in, day out. It’s her passion, her religion. But, despite being a sensational boxer – the federation still...Continue

Free the Nipple Already – Like a True Ndebele

Shortfilms October 1 2016

It takes a hardcore non-compromised-non-fashionista such South African actress and TV presenter Tsholofelo Maseko to break all laws of conformity, courage is what it takes to go against the masses and feel comfortable in your skin, in this case….literally. In a world totally consumed by fashion trends and wearable items urging us to cover all our body parts up, Maseko does...Continue