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The #MarkFishChallenge Is South African Twitter's Hilarious Response to an Absurd Mix-Up

South Africans have been sharing images of people and things with the wrong names all day, and it's all thanks to a ridiculous mistake made by Mark Fish.

Yesterday, countless people took to social media to commemorate the passing of South African jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, and rightfully so.

Everyone from celebrities, to fans, to elected officials shared kind words and memories of the artist and his indelible impact. Former South African football player, Mark Fish, wanted to pay homage as well, and decided to send out his own tribute—except there was, well, a slight problem with his message.


NIETHER OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO BELOW ARE HUGH MASEKELA.

The man in the photo is fellow musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, who was sure to point out to Fish that he is in fact alive and well.

Of course, Twitter was not about to let Fisher live this tremendous faux pas down, and thus, the #MarkFishChallenge was born.

The challenge is quite simple: tweet out a picture of someone or something, saying that it's someone else. Yes, it sounds a bit childish, but we promise it's completely amusing. And if we're being honest, Fish deserves the dragging for being one of those people who can't tell black folks apart.

Check out some of our favorite #MarkFishChallenge tweets below.


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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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