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Basotho YouTubers Based In The diaspora: Karabo Moeti Releases Short Film

Karabo Joesph Moeti is a Lesotho born YouTuber who is currently studying in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. His content varies from personal life experiences to conversations with his peers about different life issues and experiences. He is back with a short film entitled WHY DO I CREATE?. This short film came about after a conversation with his sister and his housemate about his content on YouTube. “I was contemplating quitting YouTube because my effort put into my videos versus the feedback I was getting did not match up he briefly explains what prompted the short film. “So I had to go back and reflect, questioning myself multiple times why I create. Do I do it for the audience or myself? I had to ponder on this because I was getting stressed and I was starting to forget why I started making videos in the first place” he elaborates. In his reflection, Karabo was able to exceptionally execute his vision and let us into his creative process and pours out his heart explaining why he creates. “The day I had the vision it wasn’t clear but I knew where I wanted to start and ended up almost being bitten by a snake which didn’t divert me” he explains how the video was recorded.

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Meet Morale ‘Pablo’ Phala: A visual artist & director focused on documenting the new wave

South Africa is in a very interesting place when speaking of youth culture and the arts. Content is a medium through which young South Africans are expressing themselves, sharing ideas and connecting with the world. And this content is dispensed through the internet, allowing this new generation to connect at a more global scale. The dopest thing about what is happening is the fact that these young creative kids are not only innovative in their ideation, but they are also fascinated with owning their ideas, and this fascination with ownership means that they are actively equipping themselves with knowledge about how the content and creative worlds function. Breaking away from archaic ways of thinking is a characteristic of this new South African generation.

Morale ‘Pablo’ Phala is a perfect example of a young person who is of this new generation of independent content creators. An active participant in aiding the growth of urban youth culture with a focus on entertainment and creativity, Morale has at young age achieved what very few creatives have achieved – being the go-to guy for all things associated with the documentation of the new wave in Hip Hop. In a short space of time, Morale has worked with some of biggest names in the South African music industry such as Riky Rick, Major League DJs and Lebza The Villain. He has positioned himself as a visual artist that is competent in film and tv production, directing and content conceptualization and development. One of the most interesting projects he leads currently is the Gram With Zinzy, a reality show which is arguably the first web-based reality series in South Africa.

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His style as a visual artist, music video director and producer is refreshing characterized by a popping hues, exciting shops and interesting locations. He works closely with the Innanetwav, one of the most progressive breakout labels in South Africa with a roster that includes the some brilliant up and comers such as The Big Hash.

Morale is breaking new ground in the film and visual content creation space and he has a great future ahead of him. Look out for Morale Pablo Phala.

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