East-London based Toya Delazy’s new release ‘Funani’ is a breathtaking synthesis of South African and UK sounds. The South African emcee, who calls London home, joined forces with Henry Counsell of Joy Anonymous, creating a sound that they’ve dubbed ‘afro rave.’
In Funani, Delazy raps in Zulu over a beat that’s influenced by garage, grime, and gqom. The stunning video, shot in the Tembisa township in South Africa, is an overwhelming feast of colour, movement, and chaos, directed by the acclaimed Kyle Lewis.
Dropping at the start of Black History Month, the core message of the track is ‘be yourself’. Watch it now.