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Nasty C Announces Dates for Third Installment of Ivyson Tour

Nasty C's Ivyson Tour is back in September.

Nasty C's popular Ivyson Tour is back. The rapper and producer will be hitting six South African cities between September and October.

"I'm so excited to present the third instalment of Ivyson Tour," Nasty C said in a press release. "Each year it gets bigger and better and I have some new and exciting things for my fans this year."

The Ivyson Tour started in 2017, and was a great success, with most of its stops selling out. The tour didn't only end in South Africa, but Nasty also hit Namibia last year.

Nasty's sophomore album, 2018's Strings and Bling, was announced to have gone multi-platinum on the anniversary of its release. The emcee is also releasing his third album before the end of 2019, in which he worked with No I.D., T.I, and other surprises.


Below are the Ivyson Tour dates:

20 September: Cape Town The River Club
28 September: Durban Westridge Arena
04 October: Johannesburg Constitution Hill
11 October: Bloemfontein RAG Farm
12 October: VAAL Emerald Resort & Casino
18 October: Pretoria 012 Central, Church Street

Buy tickets to the Ivyson Tour here and revisit our interview with Nasty C here.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.