The one and a half minute film is the first in a collection of short stories exploring the people behind Nando’s PERi-PERi chillies.
Directed by MJ Delaney (Powder Room) and shot on location in Maputo, Mozambique, This Is PERi-PERi features an authentic Southern African street cast line-up, from a fashion designer who runs his own clothing brand, to a ballet dancing medical student and emerging DJ.
The film follows Cape Town born rapper, Dope Saint Jude as she journeys from a PERi-Farm that grows Nando’s own chillies, through the vibrant streets of Maputo, culminating in a lively beach braai (barbecue) – complete with flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken.
Durban born electronic producer, Muzi, brings his distinct African electronic sound to accompany the visuals, remixed by UK DJ and producer, Hannah Wants. Set for release in the coming weeks, the track is called ‘Zenzile (Hannah Wants remix) by Muzi’.
Further exploring the flourishing cultural scene of Southern Africa, other short films in the collection include:
First Heat, which follows Maya Jama (Rinse FM) and Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa (BBC, People Just Do Nothing) on a culinary journey as they eat, compete and laugh their way through Maputo and Johannesburg. As the pair learn how PERi-PERi grew from its humble beginnings to a popular ingredient across the globe, they meet with locals who show them the thriving cultural scene in Southern Africa.
Making the Music brings South African electronic producer Muzi to the UK, where he meets Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1) to learn more about UK music scene and share his own story, before the main film track is released.
Street Art Stories is directed by respected graffiti artist, King Adz. The filmmaker delves into the underground scene of Johannesburg’s socio-political street art. Following young talent Karabo Poppy Moletsane, King Adz captures the creation of a new piece to stand amongst the city skyline.
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