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8 September 2021

Point & Kill

by Andrew MacGregor

Little Simz: “Point & Kill” - 4 mins 57s

Even die-hard Little Simz fans may be surprised by her new single, 'Point and Kill'. An intoxicating blend of north London hip hop and Afrobeat, the track enthrals with its funky backbone and freewheeling lyrics ("Reality will hit you 'cause not everywhere is pretty/But for now bring the Naira, come gimme").

It's matched by Ebeneza Blanche's assertive promo, with nods to Voodoo, parental expectations, and Blaxploitation cinema that drive the narrative forward. Meanwhile, a late shift from a Lagos club night to a Mexican standoff embodies the promo's dangerous swagger perfectly - and leaves fans itching for another instalment.

Film Production: Smuggler Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Ebeneza Blanche
Producer: Luca Chapman
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Doonan
Cinematographer: Sam Meyer
Editor: Oscar Mirzayev
Colourist: Jason Wallis @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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