Zimbabwean rapper Marcques has just dropped the video for his YoungNash produced song Nyarara. The song is set to appear on Lost In Translation – a collaborative project between Marcques and Mile.
The Chris Shoca directed video was shot on location in Mbare and a Westgate studio. Much like my opinions on the song when it first dropped I am not sure where Marcqyes is going with this offering. The video was shot in Mbare but features nothing more than tight shots of Marcques and his crew performing awkwardly in scenes that could have been captured at any location in Harare. The studio shots are equally as awkward and I struggle to see why they were even necessary.
After breaking into the scene in 2013 the last 2 years have been relatively quiet for Marcques. Nyarara is his somewhat flat footed re-entry into the scene as he slowly dips his toes back into the water and finds his footing (See what I did there?). It is also his first solo video, surprising when you consider that we never got a visual offering for Zunguza. Without a doubt Marques has a great deal of potential and talent once he zeros in on exactly what sound he and brand he wants to build.
Video: Marcques – Nyarara