Guy Onke

Guy Onke drops powerful visuals for ‘UMBULELO’ [video]

4 May 2021 - 14:55

Guy Onke released the beautiful visual to his hit song ‘UMBULELO’ proving how creative Cape Town artists are about their visuals.

Written by Ntsika Novoyi

Cape Town rising musician, Guy Onke, released the visual to his 2020 song UMBULELO, coming off his project titled IZANDI ZOMOYA.

UMBULELO: What we learned from the Guy Onke visual?

There are no doubts about Guy Onke’s talents in crafting enjoyable music videos.

His 2020 album, IZANDI ZOMOYA, was filled with good songs, however, UMBULELO was a standout track alongside iiWay.

It was no surprise that Onke would want a music video for this powerful song.

The visual starts with Onke staring out into the ocean wearing traditional Xhosa attire, while the waves crash in the distance.

The song starts with the guitar notes strumming in the background before Onke starts to sing.

We get some beautiful shots of the Cape Town rapper singing his verse inside of a rundown minibus, hanging with his dearest friends, and hugging a special family member.

The video also has some gorgeous shots of Onke strolling through the hills of the Mother City before we get a pristine shot of him in front of Table Mountain.

The visual ends with the rapper singing his powerful verse while he stands in the rockpools of the ocean.

The visual was shot and edited by Luc Ramsden and directed by Hlumelo Slatsha, who both did a great job at producing the visual.

Check out the music video, now available on YouTube.

Cape Town and their visual geniuses

Onke released his visual the same day another fellow Capetonian rapper dropped his music video.

We’re talking about SimulationRxps and his music video for KALOK.

Both music videos are impressive pieces of art.

It’s becoming clear that Cape Town artists are also passionate about their visual creations.

This isn’t the first music video Onke has released, with the iiWAY music video also impressing many.

His music video for NOAH was also an interesting visual experience.

Maybe we’ll see more Cape Town musicians produce some beautiful visuals for their music in the future.

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