Kwesta and Wale in the 'Spirit' music video. Picture: Youtube

Local rapper Kwesta has released the music video for his song 'Spirit' on YouTube and the video showcases captivating imagery of black South Africans in the township.

While the music video premiered on SABC 1 late last year, the rapper only released the video on YouTube on Thursday. 

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The music video is estimated to have cost R1 million and was shot in only 23 hours. 

Kwesta enlisted 'Skeem Skaam' director Tebogo Malope to helm the video and he produced one of the most imagery rich videos to date.

The music video showcases real people in the township with beautiful cinematography by the director and brilliant editing of said images. 

Filmed in Kwesta's hometown of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni, and the popular night club in Soweto Zone 6, the rapper gave a 4-minute look into the lives of black South Africans that aren't seen on a regular basis. 

The song also features US rapper Wale as a featured artist with Nigerian born American rapper Jidenna also making a cameo in the video. 

 

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