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The 20 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs of 2019

The general notion is that South African hip-hop had a dull year. Maybe 2019 didn’t have as many mega hip-hop hits from SA rappers, but it doesn’t mean there weren’t some great tunes. 2019 saw the new wave—featuring artists like Flame, The Big Hash, I…

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Accepts Nobel Peace Prize Amidst Wave of Protest

Following the announcement of his win October, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed formally received his Nobel Peace Prize during the award ceremony in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation.” During h…

South Africans Are Angry After Load Shedding Leaves the Country in the Dark

Since last week, South Africans have been experiencing stage 4 load shedding which saw 4000 MW being shed from the national grid in an effort to cope with shortages. Eskom, the country’s embattled state-owned power utility, has recently implemented st…

Listen to Hymphatic Thabs’ New Album ‘Centre of the Universe’

Legendary South African lyricist Hymphatic Thabs hasn’t released an album since 2007’s The Age of Horus. Last week, Thabs was one of the 26 pioneers who were inducted into the South African Hip Hop Museum’s Hennessy Wall of Fame. Today, the rapper sha…

Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Cynthia Erivo & Mati Diop Nominated for 2020 Critics Choice Awards

This past Sunday, the full list of nominees for the 2020 Critics Choice Awards was announced. Among the nominees are South African comedian and host of the The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, for his Netflix comedy special Son of Patricia, Lupita Nyong’o for…