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R. Kelly is Reportedly Planning to Flee to Africa Amid Investigation

As investigators continue to find more evidence against him, it has been reported that the singer is planning to flee to Africa.

In the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and abuse against singer R. Kelly, and recent docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, it is rumored that he is allegedly planning to flee the United States and come to the African continent. According to Angela Martinez during The Breakfast Club on Thursday, investigators received a tip from an anonymous individual, revealing the singer's intentions to flee.


While nothing can be confirmed at this point, it is not far-fetched to consider that R. Kelly may, in fact, flee to Africa, and more specifically, South Africa, as he has established some ties in the country following his performance during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and two other appearances thereafter.

Charlemagne tha God, during the same episode of The Breakfast Club, said:

"You think you can just pull up in Johannesburg and Nigeria and be welcomed with open arms? They got the internet too, and they know what's going on. His brothers in Africa will whoop his ass."

Listen to the clip below:

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However, with many South Africans having been equally appalled by the docu-series and the numerous accounts of abuse by women and joined the #MuteRKelly movement, it is unlikely that they will welcome him with open arms should he decide to go there. In addition, multiple celebrities, such as among others, actress Pearl Thusi and singers Jimmy Nevis and Kabomo have publicly come out and spoken against R Kelly.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is also currently in talks to prevent R. Kelly's music from being played by all their radio stations.

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Stormzy Snags His First TV Lead Role in BBC Drama 'Noughts & Crosses'

The series is set in a world where black people are the ruling class, while white people deal with discrimination and prejudice.

Stormzy has landed a lead role in a drama developed by BBC and Roc Nation, Variety reports.

He's set to play Kolawale in Noughts & Crosses, an adaptation of novels from Bajan-British author Malorie Blackman. His character is a newspaper editor and was created solely for the TV series.

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Listen to Ibibio Sound Machine's New Album 'Doko Mien'

A blend of electronic sounds and '70s West African disco.

Ibibio Sound Machine are back with their latest album, Doko Mien.

The UK-based group, fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, expertly blend electronic sounds with West African influences, taking cues from '70s West African disco.

They just dropped their latest single, "Wanna Come Down," which the band describes as an "infectious jam from the album that mixes disco, '80s electro with English and Ibibio language lyrics." Doko Mien, the title of the group's new album. means "tell me" in Ibibio.

"Music is a universal language, but spoken language can help you think about what makes you emotional, what makes you feel certain feelings, what you want to see in the world," mentions Eno Williams.

Listen to Doko Mien below and catch Ibibio Sound Machine on their North American tour (dates below).

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At Least 60 People Killed In Fatal Bus Collision In Ghana

Several people are mourning the victims as well as the tragic loss of life that has occurred throughout the continent this month.

A head on collision of two buses early Friday morning in the Bono East region of Ghana has killed at least 60 people, according to the AFP.

The fatal accident took place on the Kintampo-Techiman highway in Kintampo—an area just under 300 miles north of Accra—after which one of the buses caught on fire.

The devastating accident has left several others with serious injuries. "Most of the passengers in both vehicles died at the spot. A number of them with varying degrees of injuries have been rushed to hospital," a police spokesperson told BBC Africa.

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