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Whilst we’ve been filling your stomachs with PERi-PERi and feeding your souls with the freshest sounds at festivals this summer, we’ve also been busy getting stuck into the South African music scene - it’s where we’re from after all.

We launched Nando’s Music Exchange last year with a fiery ambition to inspire emerging and established South African musicians to collaborate with our home-grown heroes in the UK. So far, we’ve hosted two workshops with budding producers from the Roundhouse in Camden, brought legendary beatboxer Reeps One together with the likes of Elf Kid and Anne-Marie for unique performances and started a documentary series with Noisey.

Now, we’re excited to present the second documentary in our series, which sees London born rapper Little Simz journey to Johannesburg to explore the thriving music scene with award winning South African hip-hop artist, Gigi Lamayne. The pair share their struggles and inspirations breaking into the typically male dominated world of rap and hip-hop, and find they have much more in common than they thought. We followed their South African adventure as the pair explored the streets, meeting incredible talent who mesh the lyrical style of UK grime with local beats to create a unique new sound.

Chicken isn’t the same without PERi-PERi and Nando’s isn’t the same without music, so you can expect plenty more from our Nando’s Music Exchange programme over the coming months.

But for now, sit back and explore Johannesburg through the eyes of Gigi and Simz, in our latest Nando’s Music Exchange documentary here... www.nandos.co.uk/music