Oct 10 -

Solange- Losing You Video

Set in Cape Town, this is another example of how Solange and African Americans as well as Franca Sozzani and Vogue Italia really seem to be going back to the motherland physically; or by embracing clothing and products to discover more about and celebrate black history and culture. Which begs the question: What of substance is happening here, when there is such a large population of 2nd generation Africans who were born here but still identify themselves as African?

¬†Whilst the video looks great and the inclusion of local people peacocking their style is great, I can’t help but think they are being slightly exploited for the sake of this video. What did they gain by being in the experience? Probably not money…¬†

That said, Solange is awesome and refreshingly working to the beat of her own drum.