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Duckie Thot's Reaction to Landing the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Will Warm Your Heart

The South Sudanese-Australian model will walk in this year's show and everyone's excited about it.

A video of South Sudanese-Australian model, Duckie Thot learning that she'll be walking in this year's Victoria's Secret runway show, has gone viral, and rightfully so—her reaction is super pure and heartwarming.

The in-demand model—who starred in Rihanna's Fenty Beauty campaign and made her runway debut last year at Kanye West's Yeezy S/S '17 show—shared a video on Twitter, showing her joyous reaction to learning the good news. "Words can't express how much this means to me, thank you Victoria's Secret for the opportunity of a lifetime. #VSFashionShow," she wrote.


Watch as the model beams with excitement and shares warm hugs with her team:

Folks on social media are beyond excited for the 22-year-old model as well.







Duckie follows in the footsteps of models like iconic South Sudanese-British model Alek Wek, Herieth Paul of Tanzania and Maria Borges, the Angolan model who made history in 2015 by becoming the first to rock an afro during a Victoria's Secret show. Nigerian model, Mayowa Nichols will also be walking in this year's show.

Last year, we listed Duckie as one of our top 11 African models to watch. Major congrats to her!

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Blitz the Ambassador Named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

The Ghanaian artist and filmmaker is among 175 "individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, also known as Blitz the Ambassador has been named a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.

The musician, artist and director behind he critically acclaimed film The Burial of Kojo, announced the news via social media on Thursday, writing: "Super excited to announce I've been awarded the Guggenheim 2020 Fellowship. Truly grateful and inspired."

He is among 175 scholars, "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation's ninety-sixth competition," says the Guggenheim.

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6 South African Podcasts to Listen to During the Lockdown

Here are six South African podcasts worth listening to.

South Africa has been on lockdown for almost two weeks as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and it looks like the period might just get extended. If you are one of those whose work can't be done from home, then you must have a lot of time in your hands. Below, we recommend six South African podcasts you can occupy yourself with and get empowered, entertained and informed.


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7 South African Punk Bands You Should Check Out

Here are some South African punk bands—old and new—that you should be listening to.

For many years, the punk scene in South Africa has been thriving through a hands-on DIY attitude in which bands can foster their own homegrown audience without relying on mainstream culture. Music festivals like Soweto Rock Revolution have played a big part in it. Bands like National Wake showed the way and TCIYF are following that path and making punk more relevant than ever in the country.

Here are seven South African punk bands you should check out.

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South African Actor Charles 'Big Boy' Maja Has Passed Away

Tributes are pouring in for the beloved actor who starred in the popular South African television drama 'Skeem Saam'.

South African actor and former radio broadcaster, Charles Maja, has passed away according to reports by TimesLIVE. Affectionately known as "Big Boy", the name of the character he played on the popular local drama series Skeem Saam, the actor reportedly suffered a fatal stroke earlier this morning while in the northern province of Limpopo. He was just 54.

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