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Delusional Memoirist Louise Linton Can Count Delusional Donald Trump Among Her Social Circle

“I appreciate [Trump] is polarising individuals politically, but in person he is thoughtful, personable and polite.”

It turns out white savior barbie personified, who drew ridicule for her egregious memoir In Congo’s Shadow that epitomizes how NOT to write about Africa, can count delusional politician, Donald Trump, among her social circle.


Louise Linton, who penned a “nonsensical fiction” account of her gap year in Zambia, is apparently dating Steven Mnuchin, the recently appointed national finance chair for Trump’s presidential campaign, Buzzfeed reports.

Did the little-known Scottish actress and self-published author charm Trump’s top fundraiser with her amazing storytelling skills? Probably.

Mnuchin is also the co-founder of Dune Capital Management and OneWest Bank Group LLC in addition to producing The Field, an upcoming film from Linton’s Stormchaser Films.

Linton and Mnuchin have been public with their relationship, attending and taking pictures together events at least since March. And their appearances together have been mentioned in tabloids.

Photo illustration: Aaron Leaf

In May, Linton sat next to Trump at a dinner. “He was charming and engaging,” she tells Edinburgh Evening News. “I appreciate he is polarising individuals politically, but in person he is thoughtful, personable and polite.” And of course she does because they sound like the same person.

Since Linton’s offensive Telegraph essay went live July 1, she has deleted her Twitter account—something her new associate Trump should do ASAP.

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B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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