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Afro-pop artist Kila G’s video for “Sebenza” is a reverie of encouragement

Cape Town-based singer-songwriter Kila G (real name, Thandekile Maboee-Banzi) welcomed November with the visual accompaniment to his transcendent single, “Sebenza”.

The Afro-pop musician has been penning lyrics and recording melodies for a young two years and has already managed to round his sound into something reminiscent of early South African pop songs like Jabu Khanyile’s, “Sponky Ponky”.

The music video for “Sebenza” – which translates to work in isiXhosa – was filmed by Kay Mani Productions and rolled out just a week after the 23-year-old dropped his 11-track debut album, Pure Heart. 

The visual follows Kila G on the hustle meeting fans, as well as recording and writing music during his October tour in Johannesburg, discovering creative corners and people in Boksburg and Maboneng.

The hypnotic “Sebenza”, that borders worldbeat, is Kila G’s visual message of ‘you reap what you sow’. Heartfelt moments among friends and family drive home the motivation that keeps the wheels of the hustle greased.