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South African Musician Mampintsha has Launched #FixHimFixIt for Abusers of Women

This is all a little too convenient if you ask us.

South African musician Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo, is doing everything he possibly can to paint himself as a good guy following the assault charges that were laid against him by his girlfriend and gqom artist, Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane. Mampintsha, who is currently out on bail, was seen beating Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live.


What does one do when they've been recorded assaulting a woman and are desperately trying to redeem themselves? Well, they can try to deny that it's them in the video (not possible in this case), lay a counter charge of assault against the woman you've abused (which has already happened in this case) or launch an entire organisation that seeks to offer abusive men therapy so that they can stop abusing women.

Mampintsha has started an organization called #FixHimFixIt. A friend of his and artist manager Dogg DBN, real name Lindo Buthelezi, told TshisaLIVE that he will be helping Mampintsha with the execution of the idea to establish the organization. He said,"This is something that Mampintsha decided on, it was his idea and I just stepped in to help him implement."

Dogg DBN even took to Instagram to say to Mampintsha:

"I know it's unfashionable to be beside you right now but I'm really proud of you for taking responsibility and accepting the repercussions of your actions. I'm really proud of you that as a black man your'e seeking professional help and over and above that making sure that your situation does not happen to anyone else especially the people that love your music n look up to you."

Mampintsha, who apologized to Babes Wodumo in a series of posts on Instagram that were more an act of damage control than a show of genuine remorse, seems to be running with all the the PR gimmicks available to him. It also should be noted that his new organization will be considered as a mitigating factor when he heads back to court to face the assault charges filed against him.

This entire fiasco has now become about Mampintsha and the victim of abuse, Babes Wodumo, has been gradually moved into the background.


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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.

Next year's Grammy nominations are in and Africa showed up and out!

The 64th annual Grammy music awards are on the horizon, and Tuesday's nomination ceremony covered a lot of ground within the music industry. Not surprisingly, Wizkid's Made In Lagos (Deluxe) received a nod for Best Global Music album, with the stellar and globally adorned track "Essence" featuring Nigeria's Tems being nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Nigerian favorites Femi and Made Kuti's joint project Legacy+ received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.

Other notable nods include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo's collaboration with Nigerian powerhouse Burna Boy, as well her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category. South Africa's Black Coffee's album Subconsciously made its mark within the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.

The music ceremony will be hosted in Los Angeles, US on January 31 2022 and we're excited to see who snags the highly coveted awards during next year's ceremony. In the meantime, let us know on Twitter who you're excited to see perform.

Keep scrolling to see the full list of African artists nominated for next year's Grammy award ceremony.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Best Global Music Performance

"Mohabbat," Arooj Aftab

"Do Yourself," Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy

"Pà Pá Pà," Femi Kuti

"Blewu," Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo

"Essence," Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

"Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1," Rocky Dawuni

"East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert," Daniel Ho and Friends

"Mother Nature," Angelique Kidjo

"Legacy +," Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

"Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition," Wizkid

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

"Subconsciously," Black Coffee

"Fallen Embers," Illenium

"Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded)," Major Lazer

"Shockwave," Marshmello

"Free Love," Sylvan Esso

"Judgement," Ten City

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Mini Cho and the Renaissance of African Surf Culture

Competitive surfing helped Mini Cho find his place in the world. Now he wants to bring other Mozambicans into the fold.

While competitive surfing may be relatively new for much of coastal Africa, the existence of wave-riding has always been embedded within the rich diversity of African cultures. The recently released book Afrosurf, explores the renaissance of African surf culture, and the communities that have cultivated it.

The origins of surfing are commonly associated with Polynesian and Hawaiian culture, but historians, like University of California history professor, Kevin Dawson, have collated documented evidence of the independent history of African wave-riding from as early as the 1640s.

Yet, the development of professional surfing has created a surfing culture that has been predominantly framed from a Western perspective.

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