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This Is What Wizkid's Starboy Pop-Up in New York City Looked Like

The afrobeats star debuted his Starboy merch exclusively at REIGN.

Wizkid had a show-stopping weekend at One Africa Fest in New York City, but kicked it off by first showing fans love at his Starboy Pop-Up in the Meatpacking District Saturday afternoon.

The afrobeats star debuted his Starboy merchandise collection at REIGN, the retail shop that has the threads on lock exclusively for purchase. Supporters and tastemakers gathered to peruse and support the line's three t-shirts, hoodie, bomber jackets, bandanas, stickers, badges, posters, pins and Starboy cups.

The event was definitely a vibe—the positive connection Wizkid has with his fans is infectious. Take a look at images from the pop-up, shot by Samuel Kwame Osei, below.


Photo by Samuel Kwame Osei.

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Peep MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

Here's the full list of MTV Base's annual list of the hottest South African new wave MCs.

In recognition of the new wave, MTV Base, since last year, follows up their main Hottest SA MCs List with Hottest MCs New Wave.

As is always the case every year, the list was decided upon by a panel of insiders who are clued up on South African hip-hop.

This year's panel members were: DJ Nikki Newlands, music curator Kabelo Makhudu, DJ Zan D, writer Misa Narrates, event MC and presenter Uncle Vinny and journalist Jade Kelly. The panel was hosted by MTV Base presenter and rapper Tshego Koke.

Below is the final list:

MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

1. Blaq Diamond

2. Touchline

3. Lucasraps

4. Dee Koala

5. 25K

6. Indigo Stella

7. Maglera Doe Boy

8. Tumi Tladi

9. Hanna

10. Benny Chill

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South Africa Mourns Passing of Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

South Africans are paying tribute to Oscar-nominated Jonas Gwangwa following the jazz artist's passing this past weekend.