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Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs. Mamelodi Sundowns In South Africa Here

Messi and Barcelona are in Johannesburg and South Africans are going crazy.

Having just been crowned the winners of Spain's La Liga trophy, the Barcelona team have touched down in Johannesburg for a friendly match against Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.

The game will take place at the FNB Stadium, with kick off scheduled for 6:15PM CET.

South African press is reporting that mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, the owner of the Sundowns, allegedly paid Barcelona 3 million Euros to make the trip for the game.

You can live stream the whole game directly right here.




These teams have actually played each other before, in another friendly back in 2007, which ended with a Ronaldinho and Xavi-led Barca winning 2-1.

In the meantime, the arrival of the world's greatest footballer Lionel Messi has South Africans going a little crazy on social media.

Check out some footage of Barcelona arriving in Johannesburg and some of the best social media reactions below.

And yes, the vuvuzelas were out.









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Interview: Mau From Nowhere Reinvents Himself

The Kenyan artist goes soul-searching with his new MFN EP.

Movement is the crux of mau from nowhere's music—the hip-hop and afropop undertones that dominate his work present a well-traveled artist.

Born in Kenya, Mau spent his life oscillating between the East African nation and England, followed by a short stint spent furthering his studies in New York. In a full-circle moment, mau uprooted his life in the big apple amidst the madness pandemic and made the move to Nairobi.

Listening to the MFN EP feels like diving head first into a pool of Mau's consciousness. He once spoke about the conflict between telling his fans to share their grief while withholding his own, but his latest offering MFN is far from stoic. The project marks his evolution from Kamau Wainana, the soft spoken kid with loud ambitions to mau from nowhere, a trailblazer defining music within 'Nu Nairobi.' As he gets less attached to being defined by a certain space, it's entrancing to watch him find comfort in his craft instead.

In this interview below, we demystify the man behind the music by discussing love, growth, disappointment and the recurrent themes of familial and romantic relationships.

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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According to the BBC, the UK government has deliberated implementing sanctions against Nigeria. This comes after parliament received a petition with over 220 000 signatures from #EndSARS protesters who have highlighted the major human rights violations that occurred over the past few weeks in Nigeria. Admittedly, more targeted sanctions against implicated Nigerian officials were debated after much condemnation of the idea of sanctions was also expressed by various parliamentary members.

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South Africa's Trevor Noah to Host 2021 Grammys

South African comedian and host of 'The Daily Show', Trevor Noah, has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the 63rd Grammys which are set to air in January of next year.

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