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South African Kwaito Star Brickz Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail For Raping His Niece

Brickz was arrested in 2013 after the young girl lay a charge accusing him of raping her.

After a three-year-long trial, kwaito star Brickz has just been sentenced to 15 years in jail for the rape of a 16-year-old girl, who is also his niece.

Brickz was arrested in 2013 after the young girl lay a charge accusing him of raping her at his Ruimsig home, Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.


Brickz was arrested in November 2013 and later released on R50 000 bail after appealing to the Johannesburg High Court.

The kwaito star has been maintaining he was innocent throughout the case. "I am aware that this accusation, which is a fake accusation, is a very serious accusation, but I know the truth will come out in due time because the people who are accusing me are my close family," he said last month.

Brickz's wife Nqobile Ndlovu has been commended for showing support for the victim throughout the case.

"I'm caught up in the middle. I'm a daughter-in-law in the family and on the other hand I have to support the victim who is also a relative," she was quoted as saying earlier this year.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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