Rouge’s Short film New Era Sessions has been nominated in the Best Micro Budget Film Category: TV Non-Fiction at the 12th Annual South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) – A first for any rapper in South Africa.
Following the release of her much-anticipated debut Album New Era Sessions the rapper wowed fans with the release of a short film of the same name. The film which features Atandwa & Fikile Kani, the inimitable Denise Zimba and a debut appearance from Cassius Davids, depicts the story of a young woman on her journey of self-discovery. The production is an immersion into her experiences as she deals with the highs and lows of falling in love, the delight of true friendship and the bitterness of betrayal.
The film stands as testament to Rouge’s dedication to her art and her creativity as an all-round artist. In an industry prone to overlooking female rappers, Rouge has created a body of work that will set the bar for all future music projects on the continent.
“I wanted to give listeners and viewers something different, something memorable and also perhaps, an insight into what motivates me, what drives my narrative and my music. I really hope my fans enjoy it and it connects them to my message and through that, me to them. An artist is defined by her fans, and I am grateful for – and blessed by – their love and support,” said Rouge.