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South African Rapper AKA Won the Nickelodean Kids' Choice Award

AKA is the first South African rapper to win the award.

AKA (or should we rather say King Forbes?) scooped up the Nickelodean Kids Choice Award on Sunday at the glamorous ceremony held in Los Angeles. He's since taken to social media to thank his fans, fellow rapper Kwesta and especially his daughter, Kairo, for their unwavering support.


The "Fela in Versace" star beat the likes of TV personalities Nomzamo Mbatha and Somizi, cricket superstar Kagiso Rabada and South African Springbok rugby captain, Siya Kolisi, for the coveted prize in the category of Favorite South African Star.

In his acceptance speech, AKA said:

"I also want to dedicate this award to my brother Kwesta and his wife who got married this past weekend. I couldn't attend because I had to be here in LA. God bless the Vilakazis and cheers to many happy years of more life."

As per Nickelodean tradition, the rapper was slimed as he picked up his award.

AKA's nomination for the award was announced earlier this year and his daughter Kairo, was on a mission to ensure the rapper got as many votes as he possibly could.

Although Kairo could not attend the ceremony because of visa issues, she sent her favorite doll in her place instead. Fans have been congratulating AKA on social media ever since he announced his win.






Photo by Kwesi Yanful, courtesy of MIZIZI.

MIZIZI Has Released a Special Edition 'Lion King' Jersey in Collaboration with Disney

The sleek baseball jersey was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Lion King."

MIZIZI returns with yet another timely collaboration—this time with Disney to commemorate the 25th anniversary of our childhood classic, The Lion King.

The African streetwear brand says through the jersey's kid sizes, it now has the opportunity to cater to the next generation of viewers of the upcoming live-action remake that's to open in theaters this week. "The Lion King marked many of our childhoods," the brand says in a statement. "Much before we were aware of our identities, it resonated with us."

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Watch the Intense Trailer for 'Don't Let Go,' Starring David Oyelowo

Oyelowo and Storm Reid shine in the new trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller.

David Oyelowo and A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid are on a psychological journey to escape death in the new trailer for their film Don't Let Go.

Both actors give heavy performances, as the film sees Oyelowo taking on the role of a police officer, Jack Radcliff, who has a chance to change the chain of events that led to the murder of his niece Ashley (Storm Reid), and hopefully save her.

The film was written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes, with the producers of Get Out. Oyelowo himself is also a producer on the film.

Read: In Conversation: Abiola Oke With David Oyelowo

Don't Let Go also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina and Mykelti Williamson, Shinelle Azoroh, Byron Mann, and April Grace. The film, which originally premiered at Sundance under the title Relive, is due out in theaters on August 30.

Back in March, it was announced that Oyelowo is also working on his very own directorial debut The Water Man, which will be executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Watch the trailer for Don't Let Go below.

Don't Let Go - Official Trailer (2019) www.youtube.com

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Watch the Music Video for Patoranking's 'Wilmer'

The artist's beautiful visual ode to his daughter will tug at your heartstrings.

Earlier this year, Nigerian artist Patoranking dropped his 12-track sophomore album, Wilmer, which he dedicated to his daughter. The same-titled track, which features French-born Georgian singer and songwriter Bera, sees Patoranking professing his immense love for his daughter.

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