Ms. Lauryn Hill is Bringing Nas With Her to South Africa in 2019

Ms. Hill just announced the date for a Joburg concert.

Ms. Lauryn Hill will hit Joburg, South Africa, at the TicketPro Dome on the 2nd of February in 2019. The concert is part of her ongoing world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.


Nas is joining Ms. Hill on the date. So, this will be a treat for golden-era hip-hop fans.


Apart from celebrating her 1998 classic album, Ms. Hill will donate a portion of the ticket sales to the MLH Fund, which contributes support for education, health, education, technology and community-based business developments.

Ms. Hill has been to South Africa, a couple of times before. We are all crossing our fingers she shows up.

Tickets will go on sale on the 7

th of September at the Big Concerts SA website
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Image courtesy of Peintre Obou.

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Gbais Obou Yves Fredy better known as Peintre Obou is an Ivorian artist whose work is centered around the political-military crisis in his home. To date, his career has been an exploration of his passion for the human condition and the traumas he has experienced as a result of human-orchestrated disasters. He goes as far as highlighting life in the slums and the individuals who opened their arms to him in the lowly communes of Abidjan. He distinctively distorts the faces of his subjects with masks and places vibrant colors upon their bodies as he weaves tales of war, trauma, suffering, and oppression.

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This interview was conducted in French and has been translated and edited for length and clarity.

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