Rapper Okmalumkoolkat goes sci-fi in his best video yet

2015-03-11 15:32

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Self-titled ‘future Mfana’ Okmalumkoolkat lives up to the name in his latest video offering.

Released today, the official video for his hit track Nice Shandees is fun and futuristic, blending together a kickass musical performance with some innovative technical effects.

From the man with many names comes a video which fully encompasses one of his original monikers, ‘Zulu Compurra’.

Nice Shandeez features popular Cape Town DJ Sibot, blending the old and the new, the lyrical and technical in a visual feast.

Directed by Future Sound of Mzansi’s Lebogang Rasethaba, the video features some racy visual effects paired with the signature dance sequences we have come to expect from Okmalumkoolkat.

He is clad in traditional Zulu attire, with white make-up over his face creating an interesting visual dynamic behind the blue light of the video.

No doubt the video took a considerable amount of time and effort, as every scene seems immaculately choreographed, while still leaving some space for elements of spontaneity.

Rasethaba has chosen his shots carefully, featuring just enough extras to create a party atmosphere without cluttering the frames with too many distracting characters.

There’s no clear storyline, and while that can sometimes make for an empty video, in this case, it works brilliantly to showcase the song itself, staying true to the notion of Nice Shandeez and having a good time.

This is probably Okmalumkoolkat’s best video, and in many ways showcases his creativity and versatility. It’s edgy and almost supernatural, while fully retaining a distinct South African flavour.

This makes sense considering Okmalumkoolkat’s dedication to creativity, in his work as a musician, graphic artist and fashion designer.

It definitely gets a thumbs up.


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