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Christian Tiger School's Guide to Cape Town

Christian Tiger School's Cape Town City Guide.

Our new City Guide series features our favorite artists dropping insider knowledge on the best places to hit up in their homebases. Think of it as our solution to those wack travel tours. For the Cape Town edition we figured who better to drop the lowdown than young South African beatmakers Christian Tiger School, whose hip-hop in your dreams psychedelic production has made the duo the toast of an already wavy town. Below Sebastian and Luc of CTS drop their guide to getting by in Cape Town.

Best Record Store:

Sebastian: Probably Mabu Vinyl. They also have books, cd's, VHS and everything is pretty much preY2K.

Luc: MABU. The people there are cool as hell. But I have seen a shop that sells new releases somewhere in Cape Quarters/Greenpoint also.

*Mabu owner Stephen Segerman (middle) is the man behind the "search for Sugerman."

Best Concert Venue:

S: Assembly is the most established concert venue in Cape Town. They have great shows on the regular. I've seen so many acts there from Pops Mohamed to Gaslamp Killer to Erik Truffaz!

L: Assembly puts in work, but so does fiction and stuff. I've just seen a lot of dope acts at Assembly I guess.

Best Night/Club Spot:

S: Evol (which is a party that happens every Friday at Hectic on Hope) It's poorly lit and ends late. Also has the best event posters.

Best Restaurant:

S: Cafe Royale for the best burgers and shakes. On the other end of the spectrum, there's a place in Woodstock, called The Kitchen, which has nice light, healthy food.

L: I'm not even sure of that myself...... I had some tasty ass sweet and sour pork at this asian joint in Buitenkant St across the road from KFC though?

Best Date Spot:

S: WORLD OF BIRDS!!!!

L: It's Cape Town, there are SOOOO many. It's all about creativity.

Best Drink to Have While in Town:

S: Tap water. Cape Town has really great tasting water straight from the tap.

L: A cold black label beer, or an oreo milkshake from Pickwicks on Long Street!!!

*Photo by Alyssa Klein - taken from the balcony of Pickwick's in Long Street.

For more from Christian Tiger School check out AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #24 featuring Sebastian and Luc's curation of South African tunes like fellow Capetonians Bateleur to classic hip-hop beats from Tribe's SA connection.

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Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

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