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Photos: Celebrity Styles from the South African Premiere of Black Panther

We were at the South Africa Black Panther premiere snapping photos of our favourite outfits

The South African premiere of Black Panther took place at Monte Casino in Joburg on Friday. Several members of the movie's cast, including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, John Kani, Athandwa Kani and Connie Chiume attended adding to the events glamour.


South African personalities showed up in numbers, sporting their best Afro-chic outfits. The likes of Lira, Anele Mdoda, ProVerb, Enhle Mbali-Maphumulo, Babes Wodumo, Emtee, Sjava, among others were spotted on the purple carpet, as seen in the photos below.

Lupita Nyong'oPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Danai GuriraPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Connie Chiume and John KaniPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Anele MdodaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Thembisa MdodaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


Dineo RanakaPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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Tumi VosterPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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Enhle Mbali-MaphumuloPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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Babes WodumoPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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Liesl Laurie and ProVerbPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


MoozliePhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


LiraPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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Tumi Morake and Mpho Osei TutuPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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SJava, Ruff, Emtee and SaudiPhoto by Sabelo Mkhabela, OkayAfrica


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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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