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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.

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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