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South African Woman Who Fought Robbers was Protecting her Thesis

A video of a woman who was attacked by three men made rounds on social media yesterday.

A video of a woman who was attacked by three men made rounds on social media yesterday. The young woman resisted when the men tried to snatch her handbag at gunpoint, which social media users praised her for. The criminals, who have since been arrested, only made off with her lunch bag.


She told the Sowetan that she was protecting a hard drive which had her thesis on it, inside her bag. The 26-year-old woman’s thesis is due at the University of Johannesburg at the end of the month.

This wasn’t the first time the young woman was a victim of an incident of this kind. Last year, she was robbed of her cellphone on the same spot. She then took defense classes, which clearly helped.

You can watch the video below:

Read the full interview on the SowetanLIVE website.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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