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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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Watch the Trailer for Wale's New Studio Album 'Wow...That's Crazy'

He says this sixth studio album will be his last.

This year has been a phenomenal year for Nigerian artists both on the continent and those part of the diaspora. Nigerian-American rapper, Wale, recently took to social media to announce that he'll be dropping his sixth studio album Wow...That's Crazy on the October 11th. This new project comes after he released three singles this year including "Gemini (2 sides)", "BGM" and "On Chill", a track he worked on with Jeremih. While fans are excited by news of the upcoming project, Wale has indicated that this will be his last album.

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Seyi Shay & Teyana Taylor Connect For 'Gimme Love' Remix

An afrobeats-inspired take on R&B.

Seyi Shay comes through with the new remix of "Gimme Love" featuring none-other-than Teyana Taylor.

The new remix sees the Nigerian singer linking up with the GOOD Music star for an afrobeats-inspired take on R&B, as the two artists trade romantic verses over the Sarz-produced beat.

The new music video for "Gimme Love Remix," follows Seyi Shay and Teyana Taylor to Harlem, New York. They head to brownstone homes, bodegas and bars as they get courted by their 'love.' It was directed by Walu and produced by JM Films.

"Gimme Love" is the lead single from Seyi Shay's upcoming EP, which was executive produced by Sarz and Harmony Samuels, and is due in November.

Watch the video for "Gimme Love Remix" below. The single is available everywhere now.

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Watch Thabsie’s Stunning Music Video for ‘iLula’

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Ice Prince Pays Homage to HHP in New Track ‘A Verse for Jabba,’ Calls Him the Father of African Rap

Listen to Ice Prince's tribute to late South African hip-hop legend.

Almost a year after HHP's death, Ice Prince releases "A Verse for Jabba," a one-verse song in which he pays tribute to the South African hip-hop legend.

He raps over the instrumental to HHP's song "Thank You Note," one of the late SA rapper's most loved deep cuts from his 2007 album Acceptance Speech.

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