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Talib Kweli & Cassper Nyovest Spend A Day Out In Johannesburg [Okayafrica TV]

Talib Kweli and South African rapper Cassper Nyovest spend a day out in Johannesburg with Okayafrica TV.


When we found out that longtime Okayplayer Talib Kweli was headed to Johannesburg we thought who better to show him around than South African rapper Cassper Nyovest. After putting out one of our Top Songs of 2013, the Mafikeng-bred emcee is in the throes of a breakout year– last month he went gold in SA (selling 20,000+ copies) for his debut album Tsholofelo.

Nyovest, who grew up listening to Kweli and says "if it wasn't for people like him, there wouldn't be guys like us," jumped at the shot to show his idol "the real" Joburg. Kweli in turn had a chance to re-up his knowledge on South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. "I'm glad I had the opportunity to see Soweto with someone from the area," he told us afterwards. "It was great to see school kids who love Cassper's music have the opportunity to see him at places like Mandela's home and the Hector Pieterson museum. That's something they will never forget."

After a full morning of soaking in Soweto's historic sights like, Vilakazi Street and Winnie Mandela's crib, Nyovest invited Kweli back to the studio to jump on a remix for his most massive single to date, the Jozi street anthem "Doc Shebeleza." When the track premiered here exactly one month ago we promised we'd have a full behind-the-scenes video to share. Today we're excited to present Cassper Nyovest and Talib Kweli's Day Out in Johannesburg on Okayafrica TV. Watch below.

Video by: Studio Space Pictures South Africa

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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