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Future To Perform At the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards In Johannesburg

Future is set to perform at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, where he's nominated for "Best International Act."

If you needed another reason to tune into the MTV Africa Music Awards this year, here it is.


It’s been confirmed that the “surprise international act” mentioned last week, after it was announced that Trevor Noah would be hosting this year’s show, is hip-hop superstar Future.

The Atlanta-based rapper is set to perform at this year’s show alongside Yemi Alade, Alikiba, Casper Nyovest, Ycee, Babes Woduma and more.

Future’s also nominated for “Best International Act” with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele and Drake.

African #FutureHive members are in for another treat, as the rapper is also slated to deliver a live set directly after the show.

Word is that he’ll be performing some of his most popular cuts including “Same Damn Time” and “Turn on the Lights.”

The MAMAs will go down on October 22 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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