Africa Reps at the Superbowl


This Sunday, Mathias Kiwanuka, the New York Giants' linebacker, will compete in his hometown of Indianapolis against the New England Patriots for the NFL championship. But he will have his home country, Uganda, on his mind.  He'll also be thinking of his grandfather, Benedicto Kiwanuka, Uganda's first prime minister after the country won self-government in 1962 from Britain. Benedicto was assassinated by Idi Amin in1972 - an event that, according to the New York Times, may have set back progress in East Africa for years.

Mathias, on Uganda: “How much does Uganda mean to me? It means everything.”






The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Khuli Chana, Kwesi Arthur x Vic Mensa, KiDi, Elaine, Ruger and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Olamide Will 'Rock' Your World with His New Single & Music Video

Olamide's latest single 'Rock' is the first single from his upcoming album 'UY Scuti' which is set to drop this June.