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Pitch Black Afro Has Been Charged With the Premeditated Murder of His Wife

The South African rapper, who was arrested yesterday, has officially been charged with the premeditated murder of his wife.

South African rapper Pitch Black Afro was arrested yesterday in connection with his wife's murder. While his identity was protected by police, it has been confirmed by Tshisa Live that the rapper appeared today at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court and was charged with the premeditated murder of his wife as well as for "defeating the ends of justice." He remains behind bars.


The wife of Pitch Black Afro, Catherine "Trisha" Modisane, died on the December 21, 2018. While it was initially thought that natural causes were to blame, it was later confirmed by a pathologist that she had died as a result of injuries she had sustained. A murder investigation was subsequently launched. Read more on it here.

The rapper could not afford a lawyer of his own and thus asked the court to appoint him one. He will remain in custody until he has legal representation. The case has been postponed to January 15.

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You Can Now Watch the Documentary 'Bigger Than Africa' on Netflix

Award-winning Nigerian Director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye's first feature film is out this Friday, the 13th exclusively on the global streaming platform.

Netflix's investment in original African stories has seen a hoard of brilliant minds and their creations gain access to global audiences. The latest creative to share their narrative on the global streaming platform is award-winning Nigerian director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye and his first feature film 'Bigger Than Africa'. The film, produced by Los Angeles-based Motherland Productions is available on the streaming platform this Friday, May 13th.


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Every week, we highlight the top releases 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.

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Burna Boy Makes His Directorial Debut With New Video for Single 'Last Last'

The African Giant continues to push the envelope, as he teases his sixth studio album, Love, Damini.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy has done it again, folks.

The African Giant made his directorial debut this week with the release of his new single, 'Last Last', off of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Love Damini. The single, a sample of American R&B singer Toni Braxton's hit single 'He Wasn't Man Enough For Me', is but a taste of what the Afro-fusion heavyweight has in store for fans this summer.

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