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These Tweets About African Parents Hating Halloween Are Hilariously Real

African parents be like..."what is a Halloween?"

African parents generally enjoy celebrations. Weddings, of course. Christmas is basically life. Birthdays are full of blessings. Thanksgiving—a breeze. Halloween, "what kind of thing is that?"


Many African parents can't really wrap their heads around the thought of dressing up as a ghost, skeleton, or worse—an actual devil, and going door to door asking for candy. As a result, many African children were robbed of the childhood experience known as "trick-or-treating," and some are still harboring resentment to this day.

Basically, African parents are just not here for Halloween. While, we could get into a critical discussion about the underlying religious and sometimes cultural reasons as to why they don't like Halloween, for now, we'd rather just laugh at them for sucking absolutely all the fun out of what is supposed to be a mindless and playful holiday.

Below are some of the funniest tweets about African parents and their general disdain for Halloween.

Of course, it's not all African parents though.

But for the most part it seems:

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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