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Today in Transracial News: Luvvie Ajayi Unearths New Tale of Rachel Dolezal's Foolishness

In a series of Tweets, Luvvie Ajayi reveals even more ridiculous news about the transracial con artist.

I really wish Rachel Dolezal would just go hide under a rock somewhere and free me from ever having to write or think about her again, but sadly, that's not looking like it's going to occur anytime soon, so here we are.


If you haven't already heard, yesterday it was reported that she legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo—a random half Igbo half Fulani moniker that she has absolutely no business calling herself.

Apparently, that wasn't enough madness for this week. We weren't even given a full 24 hours before being slapped in the face with more of her transracial foolishness.

Today, the always-real Luvvie Ajayi, unearthed some more news about delusional Dolezal, that she received from one of Dolezal's former colleagues, and it's just as mind-blowingly insane as you'd expect.

At this point, I'm just here for the laughs, because I honestly can't deal.

Read the story via Ajayi's Twitter below, sadly it looks like there's even more on this coming soon.

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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