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Femi Kuti: Why My Father Wouldn't Tweet [Okayafrica TV]

Femi Kuti discusses what his father's relationship with social media would have been, as well as best practices for twitter management.


In the latest OKATV exclusive our friend (and father of afrotweet)Β Femi Kuti responds to the 'what ifs' of all 'what ifs': would his father have been on social media? How would Fela Kuti's political troubles have played out if newspapers had been swapped out for twitter and facebook? Femi also shares his own relationship with twitter, dispelling rumors (is 51 year-old Femi really behind all those tweets?) and offering tips for best practices. Watch our interview with the afrotwitter architect below.

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American DJ Megan Ryte Accused of Stealing Beats from South African DJ Lag

South African Black Twitter has accused Megan Ryte of being a 'culture vulture' after releasing her new song 'Culture' featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. South Africans claim 'Culture' has an uncanny similarity to DJ Lag's 'Ice drop'.

American DJ Megan Ryte has been accused of stealing beats from prominent South African gqom artist, DJ Lag, according to IOL. This comes after Ryte released her new song "Culture" featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. Accusations gained traction this past Wednesday after many South African fans compared "Culture" to DJ Lag's "Ice drop" which was released in 2016 from his self-titled EP. Many more have also remarked on the apparent similarities in the music video as well and going on to further accuse Ryte of not only stealing the song's beat but also the video concept itself. DJ Lag responded to Ryte's "Culture" Twitter post with his "Ice Drop" music video which was released back in 2017.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.