With it being Women’s Month, Khayelitsha reggae artist Unathi Jacobs, better known by her stage name Lady Slice, is highlighting some of the challenges experienced by women in the video shoot for her first single.
The shoot for the single Ghetto Queen will take place this Sunday August 26 and Lady Slice has extended an invitation to 50 women to join her for the video shoot. “There are different women in the township – there are church goers, slay queens and many more. I want them to own this video. While there is a lot of negativity around us, we are still going strong and I want us to celebrate that,” she told Vukani.
She said while the video focus is not solely about gender-based violence, it will talk to that too. “Sunday is going to be a beautiful journey of celebrating and creating a slide-show of all these queens you find apha eKasi – in their individuality, extravagance and simplicity.
“I would like us to all come as the queens we see ourselves as. So I’m expecting anything and when I say anything that you feel confident in because ultimately we are celebrating the beauty of our diversity too,” she said.
The shooting locations will be in different places, one in Khayelitsha, moving to Marcus Garvey in Philippi and the last shoot will be in Gugulethu.
“The video is of a female photographer who is going around taking pictures of queens she encounters as she walks through iz’trato zalapha eKasi and with lyrics such as Ndiyathanda mna uba ngumntana wase Lokshin. Ngoba mna ndineStyle phet’uthando nePassion,” she said.
She said the song aims to affirm all the women who are raised or being raised in the hood, appreciating the beauty in their individuality and how much love is carried through all that they have had to overcome and are still conquering. “Look at what we are and how much more we are still to become … Zithande wena Ghetto Queen,” she said.
She said the shoot is going to be a jam-packed one for music lovers. For more information, send a WhatsApp to 072 278 7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org