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South African Plus-Size Model Breaks Down After Getting Fat Shamed at SA Fashion Week

The South African social media sensation Lesego Legobane has had it with her critics.

South African model, photographer and influencer Lesego Legobane just can't catch a break.


Last month, she made international headlines when she clapped back at a body shamer.

Yesterday, she was again body-shamed. This was after she made her runway debut at the South African Fashion Week event.

Legobane is no stranger to body shaming. She has been able to deal with the cyber-bullying, but yesterday, it got too much for her to handle. When a video of her on the runway was posted, the vitriol came in the comments section.

"I usually don't give a fuck, but tonight, I am sad. On one of my best days. I am sad," she tweeted. Support came from her followers, and some personalities such as rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick, who told her to keep her head up.

"If you guys are tired, imagine how I feel," she carried on tweeting. "I've taken it all in for four years without giving a fuck, but yesterday, oh baby."

While some people tweeted message of support, others called her out for her similar behavior from a few years ago, in which she was skinny shaming.

The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots are forever. Legobane is a changed person, but she feels people won't forgive her.

"This bullying that I am a part of? What is it? The 2013 tweet I apologized for in 2014 / 2015/ 2016/ 2017? Again, I am deeply sorry," she tweeted in response to being called out for being a cyber bully herself.

Read the rest of her tweets below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Nasty C, Davido, Mr Eazi x Nicki Minaj and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music 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, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.