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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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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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