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Black Excellence Was On Full Display at Last Night's Met Gala

Check out some of the "divine" looks from the 2018 Met Gala.

As we're sure you've heard, The 2018 Met Gala took place last night in New York City.

The grand event saw some of the biggest stars gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate fashion and show off their show-stopping looks. This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," and none-other than fashion-icon and music mogul Rihanna was the co-host.

Many of our favorites took it to another level with their "holy" attire, embellished in crosses, ornate beading and more. It was an experience refreshing our social media feeds throughout the night to catch one big name after the other arrive on the red carpet.

Black excellence was served to us on a (Holy Communion) tray, and we were more than ready to receive. You can see some of our favorite looks from past Met Galas here, and check out last night's unforgettable looks below.


Solange Knowles proved once and for all that black is indeed heavenly.

Ok so, Chadwick Boseman was hands-down the best dressed and most on-theme male attendee. Praise be.

Rihanna for Pope.

Cardi B giving us serious Mother Mary vibes.

All hail Queen Sza

John Boyega and Letitia Wright—whose dress was inspired by Ethiopian Orthodox pastors—made a purely stunning duo on the red carpet.

Plus, these videos that they each posted may be the most epic we've ever seen. Not even an exaggeration. Just watch them.


Also, this group photo. Just wow.


And this one. All the wows.

Check out more of the night's looks from Daniel Kaluuya, Virgil Abloh, Cynthia Erivo and more below:








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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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