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The Chicken Connoisseur Goes Grime, Messes Up

The Chicken Connoisseur switches up the format of his hit show the Pengest Munch but makes a big mistake in the process.

We've been Chicken Connoisseur stans for a minute now. Like millions of others drawn to Elijah Quashie's charisma, his mastery of London slang and his genuine love of corner chicken shops we subscribe to the channel to see the man himself. Pure personality.


So when today's episode of The Pengest Munch had Quashie showing up to eat with a squad we were a little unsure of how to feel about the new direction. And when Quashie's guest started spitting over the Dipset Anthem instrumental it was over. End of an era. But something weird happened—we liked it. We REALLY liked it.

Except we googled Quashie's guest, the up-and-coming MC, Bonkaz, and turns out he's a really terrible person who is currently on the British sex offender registry and has served time for kidnapping and torturing a disabled man. All in all a pretty difficult person to defend, let alone give shine to on the usual bastion of good taste that is the Pengest Munch.

So, good format but scrap the awful guest.

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Somali Activist Ilwad Elman Wins Prestigious 2020 German Africa Prize

Somali activist Ilwad Elman is this year's winner of the German Africa Prize for her humanitarian work in rehabilitating child soldiers and sexual violence survivors.

Somali peace activist Ilwad Elman has reportedly won the coveted 2020 German Africa Prize for her continued humanitarian work in her homeland. According to DW, Elman received the award in person from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas last night. Elman has received the award for her work with child soldiers and survivors of sexual violence in Somalia. The news comes as a welcomed reprieve for those in the African diaspora for whom Elman has been an advocate since the age of 17. The young peace and justice advocate took to Twitter to share the news.

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