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AKA: “The Solutions To The Issue of Domestic Abuse Actually Have Nothing To Do With Women”

AKA calls men to action regarding the issue of violence against women.

"Forget women speaking out and marching and shit .... when it comes to domestic violence ... what can women do? Nothing. It's MEN who have to unite to protect our women and children. After all, we are the perpetrators," read one from a series of tweets sent out by South African artist AKA this morning.


Supa Mega may not always hold opinions favored by everyone, but one thing you should give him is that he always makes his stances on issues known.

This morning, he took to Twitter to muse on the disturbingly high rate of violence against women in South Africa. This follows the highly-publicized incident where kwaito star Mampintsha assaulted his girlfriend, the self-crowned Gqom Queen, Babes Wodumo.

Supa Mega, during his rant, called men to action, saying they are the ones who have the answers to this, because women are the victims.

AKA is tired of desktop activism, and believes we should put our phones down and actually do something. One tweet read:

"If y'all so outraged why don't you get up off your asses, go March to radio stations, go to musica's ... go to RISA and demand they take this animal's music off the playlist, off the shelves, off the TV ... but no ... you want to tweet and sound woke and shit."

Read AKA's tweets on the issue below.









AKA is clearly putting his money where his mouth is. Last month, he donated R100 000 to the SRC of the University of Witwatersrand following a hunger strike held by students at the university in protest about accomodation and student debts.

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Nasty C Signs with Def Jam Recordings and Releases New Single ‘There They Go’ from Upcoming Album

Nasty C just signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings. Listen to his new single.

Nasty C just inked a deal with Def Jam Recordings. The news was broken by Billboard this morning. The website wrote that the South African rapper signed exclusive deal with the legendary hip-hop label through a joint venture with Universal Music Africa, Nasty C's home in South Africa.

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Dope Saint Jude Serves Looks in Her New Music Video for ‘Go High Go Low’

Watch Dope Saint Jude's stunning visuals for 'Go High Go Low.'

Dope Saint Jude's latest music video takes the viewer on a hypnotic journey into the Cape Flats. Activities that are almost synonymous to the Flats—car spinning, street dance, brass bands—are showcased through the eyes of director Feti. It's activities that are close to the artist's heart.

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South Africans Condemn Police Brutality During National Lockdown

A number of videos have emerged on social media allegedly showing the intimidation and assault of several Black South Africans by law enforcement.

South Africa recently began a nationwide lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed across the nation to aid the police in ensuring that the rules of the lockdown are upheld. However, disturbing footage has emerged on social media allegedly depicting law enforcement agents assaulting Black South Africans.

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This Is What It Takes for South African Musicians to Succeed Abroad

Jeremy Loops, Shimza, Moonchild Sanelly and GoodLuck discuss what it took to build their names overseas.

Disclaimer: The conversation which this piece makes reference to took place before the COVID-19 pandemic hit South Africa.

"I said it for 10 years that I'm going to work with Beyoncé, and everybody laughed for those 10 years. And I said it with conviction. Today, I'm on a Grammy-nominated album [on a song] with Beyoncé right now," says Moonchild Sanelly referring to the song "MY POWER" in which she's featured in alongside Busiswa, Nija, Yemi Alade, Tierra Whack and of course Queen B herself. The track is a fan-favorite from the Lion King: The Gift soundtrack album curated by Beyoncé. Moonchild is pulling out these receipts to elaborate a point she just made about self-belief which helped her build a career that's recognized globally, a feat very few South African artists have achieved.

A few of those artists— Jeremy Loops, Shimza and Juliet Harding (a member of the versatile electronic band GoodLuck)—are on the podium alongside Moonchild during the Midem Africa Conference in Langa, Cape Town towards the end of February. The four musicians are in conversation with Trenton Birch, musician and founder of Bridges for Music Academy, sharing their secrets to breaking into the highly competitive and advanced music markets of mainly Europe and the US.

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