I don’t know what is being said in this video but it’s fucking amazing!
Okzharp is the stage name of London-based, South African artist Gervase Gordon. The producer is about to release his gqom-inspired album Dumela 113 in just a few days. In anticipation of the album, Okzharp has released the music video for the album’s first single “Dear Ribane,” which features another South African artist Manthe Ribane.
Speaking to Okay Africa he had this to say on how they met.
“Manthe and I were first introduced by the rapper Okmalumkoolkat in Joburg a few years ago… Chris Saunders who directed the video and I were starting to put together our film Ghost Diamond and she (Manthe) was going to be the lead actress/performer. She is quite well known in SA as a dancer, creative, stylist and artist in her own right. I was struck instantly by her imagination and humility and discipline and her unique and amazing way of expressing herself. We were shooting the film for the entire weekend so by the time we got to Sunday night we were pretty dead, so when everyone went out to party we stayed behind in this cavernous ex-marshmallow factory in Maboneng that Chris was using as his photo studio.”
The song is really cool very simple and bouncy and the accompanying music video is a true example of performance art.