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Alas, Africa Now Has Its Own #SaltBae

This Kenyan internet comedian takes the #SaltBae trend and gives it an African twist.

Over the past four days or so, the internet has gone wild over Turkish chef and restaurant owner, Nusret Gökçe, as he takes thirst trapping to a whole other level with meat, salt and his killer knife skills.


As you take a look below, you'll ask yourself a couple of times, "What the hell did I just watch?"

Ottoman steak ?

A video posted by nusr_et (@nusr_et) on

But because the Internet, the chef's videos went viral under #SaltBae, and different online communities began to make their own hilarious memes out of his numerous videos—but this one by self-proclaimed "future movie star" from Kenya, Seth Gor, takes the cake.

Not only does he show off how he works an avocado, he makes it known that he's Africa's own #SaltBae.

As you're reading this, the video is spreading like wildfire, and African Twitter can't get enough of this parody:

Sigh. I love us.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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