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Audio: Whosane's 'Pardon The Interruption (Africa Time)' Mixtape, Endorsed By Nas


Cape Town/BK rapper Whosane has been tapped by none other than Nasty Nas, via tweet, as one to watch for. On his recent Pardon The Interruption (Africa Time) mixtape, the Brooklyn-born transplant spits over a laundry list of U.S. hip-hop notables from the past year — there's Ye's "All of the Lights," Kreayshawn's polarizing "Gucci Gucci," and Chris Brown's hypnotic Diplo beat "Loot At Me Now." There's been numerous delays to Whosane's long-time coming Spirit & Soul LP, but he defends himself off the bat here: "I'm on Africa time, so you know I'm running late!" Listen to PTI, and peep Nas' tweet, below.

WHOSANE - PTI (AFRICA TIME) by WHOSANE

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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