You know what’s wrong with South Africa? All you foreigners.
You must all go back to where you came from: You Cameroonians, Congolese, Pakistanis, Somalis, Ghanaians and Kenyans.
And of course, you Nigerians.
And you, Europeans…
Note the Kenyan “runners” dead centre in the photo. Image via TimesLive.
Now, this is just part of the new ad from Nando’s [Watch it going viral right now]; released online just earlier today.
The video shows people of different nationalities and ethnic groups disappear into clouds of smoke, leaving just one Khoisan man, who turns to the camera saying:
“I’m not going anywhere. You ***** found us here.”
Wait just a minute Nandos! You racists! Xenophobes! What the hell are you trying to say, eh?! What do you mean by all this?!
“As always, it is not our intention to offend or show disrespect to any individuals or culture, but to inspire dialogue, foster compassion and encourage South Africans to look critically at these issues.”
Sit down with your political correctness and have a laugh, would you?
…have this as why they called themselves The Muffinz:
“We wanted a name that would be remembered, something catchy but a name that people would want to find out more about. Plus, we all come from different backgrounds musically and so we all bring different ingredients - as in the ingredients in a muffin.”
“Push” is a single off her mixtape, “The Secret Garden” (released April 2012). And the feel of this single is undoubtedly R&B, which immediately distinguishes Sphum from the vast majority of South African exports - kwaito, house and hip-hop.
Watching this video, Ciara’s “1,2 Step” is called up from my memory, considering the sub-urban feel, and… something:
Particularly 1.28 & 2.50. Related: When was the last time you listened to this one, ey?!
That aside, “Push” makes for some nice easy listening… Bah, I give up on pretending that I’m being professional about this: She’s gorgeous. Gorgeous, and sings. Can definitely gerrit.
By now, the admiration I have for Ms. Latoya Buthelezi is no secret. Set to be among the best of [South] Africa’s break-out stars for 2012, and April 16th couldn’t arrive any sooner for the release of her debut album.