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South African Comedian and Actor Kenneth Nkosi Handed Himself in to the Police

The well-known actor allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in public.

Yesterday, South African actor Kenneth Nkosi, who has starred in films such as Five Fingers for Marseilles and the Oscar-winning Tsotsi, handed himself in at the Central Johannesburg Police Station following his alleged assault of his girlfriend. He is expected to appear in the Magistrate's Court after a charge of common assault under domestic violence was laid against him, according to News24.


Following the alleged assault, a friend of the victim took to Twitter to share her anger about what happened at a popular hangout spot in Johannesburg last week Friday.

She spoke about how her friend had refused to pay any attention to Nkosi who then became belligerent and allegedly began assaulting the young woman, even going as far as following her into the ladies' room where he allegedly continued being violent towards her.

Speaking about the details of what transpired between Nkosi and his girlfriend to DRUM magazine, Captain Xoli Mbele said:

"The complainant was at the BlackAnt lounge with her boyfriend when three ladies came to attack her. Her boyfriend then pushed her, causing her to sustain injuries on her hands. He further pulled her by her hair before beating her up."

More individuals subsequently came forward on Twitter and shared their own harrowing experiences with the actor. The plight of women in South Africa seems as if it will continue to worsen. Rates of domestic violence and femicide remain disgustingly high as South African men continue to violate women with impunity.

Similarly, and perhaps more well-known, is the alleged assault of gqom artist, Babes Wodumo, by her boyfriend and fellow musician, Mampintsha. The case has been riddled with controversy, plot twists as well as Babes herself failing to appear in court.

READ: Here's the Latest on South African Artist Babes Wodumo's Assault Case

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Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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