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South African Actor Calls Black People Baboons After Moses Mabhida Stadium Violence

Rajesh Gopie is in hot water after racist Facebook post.

On Saturday evening, at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals. This led to Chiefs fans getting violent, vandalizing stadium property and broadcasting equipment.

A graphic video of Chiefs fans assaulting a security guard made rounds on social media. 18 people have been reported to be injured from the incident.

South African theatre actor Rajesh Gopie, just like most of us, wasn't impressed by the actions of the Chiefs fans. He took to his Facebook to condemn the incident, in a way that, well, actually didn't help.


Gopie posted: "Yah, and the Baboons like soccer too much so they want to play with human heads." He deleted the post after the inevitable backlash in the comments section.

He told The MercuryThe Mercury: "I was very enraged when I saw what they had done to that lady."

Gopie has since deleted the post. As expected, Black Twitter responded.

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Watch Burna Boy Close Out the Billboard Music Awards

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The 2022 Billboard Music Awards returned last night, Sunday May 15, broadcasting live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In the big slot of the night, closing out the award ceremonies, was none-other-than the African Giant himself Burna Boy.

The Nigerian superstar, who's coming off a headline-grabbing sold out show at Madison Square Garden, jumped onstage to perform a medley of his brand new single "Last Last" (which just dropped last Friday) and the high-energy "Kilometre" backed by a full band and a drum line.

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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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The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold, Ladipoe, Rema and more.

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.

If you like these music lists, you can also check out our Best Songs of the Month columns following Nigerian, Ghanaian, East African and South African music.

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