New Video : Blick Bassy – Ngwa

Blick Bassy will release his new album 1958, out on March 8th via No Format!

In the meantime, you can watch his new video Ngwac !

Ngwa has been shot in the breathtaking scenery of South Africa’s Lesotho, with direction from fast-fast-rising South African talent and recipient of the Cannes Gold Lion prize, Tebogo Malope. A meditation on the relationship between present-day Cameroon and its former French colonisers, Malope’s affecting visual capture Blick embodying not only the spirit of Um Nyobé the man, but also the Cameroonian nation, and their intrinsic cultural identity.

Speaking about the video – across which Bassy’s character is hunted down by French soldiers – Malope says: “The narrative of Ruben Um Nyobé is one that resonates throughout the continent, one that is still grappling with the legacy of colonialism and attempts to redress the consequences thereof “.