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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.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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