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African Music Legends Pay Homage to Nelson Mandela

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African superstars Johnny Clegg and Youssou N’Dour paid homage on Sunday to late South African icon Nelson Mandela at the 20th edition of the World Festival of Sacred Music in Morocco.

The show in Fez, the spiritual capital of the north African nation, began with a reading of English poet William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus”, often recited by Mandela while imprisoned by the apartheid government.

Thousands of people then broke into dance as South Africa’s Johnny Clegg, a musician internationally renowned as the “White Zulu” for mixing English and Zulu lyrics and rhythms, took to the stage.

“Thank you for this homage to a great man who played an important role in my life and in the world,” Clegg, 61, said in French, after belting out his hit 80s ode to Mandela “Asimbonanga” (We have not seen him).

End of mourning 

He melded his voice with that of another African great, Senegal’s Youssou N’dour, in a medley including N’dour’s song “Nelson Mandela”, which he wrote in 1985 after spending hours in Dakar “watching the news on apartheid with my mom”.

“At that moment, you really felt as if the image of Nelson Mandela was soaring over the stage,” said French festival-goer Michel Pautel after the three-hour double concert.

The show fell on the day that Mandela’s family marked the traditional end of mourning – six months after his death on 5 December at the age of 95, after a long illness – which prompted a global outpouring of grief.

It also came as excerpts were published from a book by a longtime aide to South Africa’s first black president, that tells of family squabbles as Mandela lay in hospital fighting for his life.

“Good Morning, Mr Mandela” by Zelda la Grange, his personal assistant for 19 years, is due for official release on Thursday.

The Moroccan music festival, which is celebrating its 20th edition, ends on Saturday.

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Source: Channel24

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Bad Black Now Engaged, Ready for Wedding

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Bad Black aka Snail Baby got engaged last night after her mzungu lover officially proposed to her.

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Bad Black’s boyfriend aka brother was around to capture every moment with wild cheers.

The mzungu lover has also planned to use the last one weeek to buy Bad Black some chunks of land and has asked her to write a business proposal so he invests.

Congratulations Bad Black; ekyakuzaala kikugagawaza

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Is Lucky Mbabazi Becoming Unlucky or Hated?

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It seems all ladies with big asses have all of a sudden turned into motivational speakers.

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Gone are the days when all that hawt babes did was post their photos and pick a random quote of Marilyn Monroe. Now they have become thought leaders. They want to have a say of every topic. They want to be appreciated for their brains

The celebs we loved yesterday are fast becoming the most hated ones. Sheilah Gashumba morphed into a night king aka Uganda’s miley cyrus.

Now it is Lucky Mbabazi. People insist she should stick to shaking her booty in studio and stop playing the morality police officer on social media.

Well despite the backlash she keeps receiving, she claims not to be bothered. But we all know it is a lie.

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Geosteady and Norine Nabweteme’s DNA Results Are Out!

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Finally the DNA results of Geosteady and Nabweteme are out. The results come a day after Nabweteme apologized to Geosteady and got to meet the real father of her baby.

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The DNA results also confirm that indeed Geosteady is not the father of the baby. This of course doesn’t mean that the two have never made love. Even if they did, that love never resulted in a baby.

As such, get ready for the next Geosteady concerned and album launch named; “Nze ndi Steady.”

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