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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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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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