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Black Coffee and Wizkid To Perform At Coachella

Black Coffee and Wizkid are the only artists from the continent on the lineup.

The Coachella lineup just got revealed. Alongside headliners The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem are artists such as SZA, Vince Staples, Migos, Cardi B, Miguel, among others.


South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee and Nigerian pop superstar Wizkid are the only artists from and based on the continent on the lineup. While that is great, we wish there could be more artists from Africa on the festival's line-up.

Ibeyi, French Montana and Jidenna will also be performing.

Coachella will run over two weekends, from April 13 until April 22. So, better start saving up.

View the full lineup below, and visit the Coachella website for more details.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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