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WATCH: J’Something's poignant song in tribute to Uyinene


It was one of the most violent gender-based crimes to have ever been committed in South Africa, making headlines across the world and sparking a wave of protests across the country.

In posting the song on his Instagram page J’ Something wrote: "A song I wrote for #UyineneMrwetyana last year ... I hope it lands with the sincerity and love in which it was made."

Accompanied by just a guitar, J’Something reminds us of the struggles that ordinary women have to contend with on a daily basis in South Africa. It also features images of the protests that took place across the country in the days following Uyinene’s murder. Thank you for deciding to share it J'Something.

Listen to the song right here.

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Last year I wrote this song when a girl whom I didn’t know tragically passed away and left all of us in shock and filled the nation with sadness. I had no idea what to do that day and the days following ... then there was the xenophobic attacks around the same time and I felt so useless not knowing how to get involved and we tried to speak about it and post things etc which I knew wouldn’t really help the situation. One night out of frustration and deep sadness I got into the studio to express myself and did this song. I never released it last year out of fear of sharing ... unsure of how it would land and worried about people’s opinions. Today I would like to present to you with this song and pay tribute not only Uyinene, but so many others that are being killed daily. I know this song too doesn’t solve anything but I would like to use my gifts to shine light on something I believe should’ve never happened and something that as a South African really shattered my heart ... #ripuyinenemrwetyana I would also like to thank my goodness friend @tabzunderground for mixing and mastering this song and also to my friend @mot_micasa for playing trumpet.

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