Popular

South African Rapper Pitch Black Afro Has Reportedly Been Arrested For Murdering His Wife

The rapper has allegedly been arrested in connection to his wife's murder which occurred in December last year.

The wife of South African rapper Pitch Black Afro, real name Thulani Ngcobo, died on December 31, 2018. According to the Sowetan Live, at the time it was initially thought that she had succumbed to natural causes. However, following an autopsy, it was decided otherwise and a docket for homicide was opened.


Pitch Black Afro came into the music spotlight in 2004 after he released his hit album Styling Gel, one of South Africa's biggest local hip-hop sellers to date (it was the first SA hip-hop album to sell platinum). He was discovered by the well-known DJ and producer DJ Cleo, and it is alleged that rapping was a way for him to learn how to control his stutter. Loud-mouthed and boisterous, the rapper is known for the large 'pitch black afro' that he rocks as a part of his stage persona. Some of his hit singles include "Pitch Black Afro," "Matofotofo," "Never Let You Go," among many others.

Although the rapper has denied the allegations made by Daily Sun of his arrest, the Sowetan Live has confirmed that he has in fact been arrested.

Speaking on the arrest, Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said:

"There was an inquest opened but we changed that to murder. The suspect is being detained at Yeoville Police Station and will be appearing at the Hillbrow Magistrate's court tomorrow."

South Africans have taken to Twitter to express their shock at the news.







Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Keep reading... Show less

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Simmy, Made Kuti, Shane Eagle, Emel Mathlouthi, Amaarae and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Keep reading... Show less
Photo by GUILLEM SARTORIO/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa Makes Strides and Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has recently passed the Civil Union Amendment Bill which seeks to protect the rights of same-sex marriage.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly passed into law the Civil Union Amendment Bill which will prevent officiating officers from refusing to conduct same-sex marriages. President Ramaphosa officially passed the bill earlier today. This news comes as a welcome celebration for same-sex couples who have previously experienced difficulties with officially getting married before the state.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

AKA Calls Out African Union on Response to Violence Towards #EndSARS Protesters

South African rapper AKA has labeled the African Union a 'joke' for their lack of appropriate leadership in response to the violence towards Nigerian #EndSARS protesters at the hands of the Nigerian military.