AKA has been teasing the music video for his hit single Fela In Versace for weeks now and yesterday, the rapper dropped the visuals. Fela In Versace which features Nigerian star, Kiddominant, is the biggest single in the country at the moment, topping several charts since its release. So you better believe that the anticipation was high.
The music video was shot in Johannesburg by Nate Thomas and shows AKA in several scenes- from the streets to the mansions. We first see him on a roof top with his entourage wearing all black.
We then see him in several opulent scenes with Skhothane who are all wearing Versace shirts and showing off dance moves. Later, we see him driving around town in a red Ferarri and the closing scenes see him performing live at a Pro Kid Tribute.
Fans have responded and the verdict is mixed
The response from fans who have seen the video was mixed. Some were bitterly disappointed at the visuals and especially the direction of the music video. They critiqued the quality of the music video with most rating is as “below average”.
I’m disappointed by the visuals for Fela in Versace. 💔
— Siphelele Tom (@Siphelele_Tom) September 13, 2018
This #FelaInVersace is an insult to everything Fela Kuti stood for.
This like saying Hani in Armani or Biko in going to hospital in Russia.
— simphiwe zalekile (@S_KaZalekile) September 13, 2018
#FelaInVersace Noooo man are u sure dis video was not shot by the MZANSI Bioscop Cameras 😂🤣😂🤣😂
— Deep&Soulful Junkie♥ (@mdlulichriss1) September 13, 2018
Die hard Aka fans have come in fierce defense of the rapper praising the creativity of the music video.
fela in versace music video is really nice man…this shit is enough to give the @versace brand further endorsements .It has truly become an Anthem,hope the world is feasting their eyes on greatness…coz this is not to be missed…props to @akaworldwide 👑.
— ¿Child_Of_The_Soil¿ (@swaggconvict) September 13, 2018
Fela in versace music video is dope all the haters can jump of a cliff, how yourll keep hating even if there’s nothing to hate sies maan. pic.twitter.com/YzPXRVQQoe
— Aphelele (@Aphelel47029691) September 13, 2018
Yeap that Fela and Versace video doesn’t do the song any justice. That song deserved a boujee ass video
— _somethingblack (@vacario_xx) September 13, 2018
The Fela in Versace video is meant to show Afro culture in an African context. Fela was a Afro artist, AKA is an “African superstar”, albeit new age, for an appeal to an international audience, there’s no better concept. But most y’all “reviews” just chesties #FelaInVersaceVid
— PatriotZA (@PatriotZa) September 13, 2018
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Rapper and Producer SHOW Drops Brand New single
Upcoming Rapper and Producer SHOW Drops Brand New single CHANEL.
Show is a South African rapper/singer and songwriter who specializes specifically In Rap, RnB, electro and Hip-hop sounds. Show – (Lwazi) perfected his craft growing up on the streets of dawn park, engaging in one freestyles and cyphers with his friends from a young age, but street credibility was not enough for this young rapper, that is when Show decided to pursue a career in rap and has been on the come up ever since.
Show’s body of work consists of a mixtape called Peak, and many collaborations with various emerging talents.
His brand new single CHANEL drops now – and will hopefully get him the attention he has been working towards all his life.
He has a versatile lyrical content that people from all walks of life can relate to and a soulful sound that could captivate any music lover. Shows ultimate goal is to put African music on an international platform to see his fellow African brothers and sisters achieve their full potential.