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Yasiin Bey Hears Gnawa Music And Takes A Late Night Stroll In Morocco

In a recent episode of The Getaway, Esquire Network's new travel series, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def explores Marrakesh, Morocco.


In a recent episode of The Getaway, Esquire Network's new travel series, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def takes in the sounds, sights, and tastes of Marrakesh, Morocco. First, Bey hears Gnawa music which, as an interviewee explains, comes from "sub-Saharan African slaves" and involves "just singing the lyrics to explain the pain." Later, the Brooklyn-born, recently South Africa-based rapper/actor takes a midnight journey ("Don't let that sound dubious to you," he assures) into Jemaa el Fna, a bustling square of music, snake charmers, and food that is particularly known for its orange juice. After trying it out, Bey exclaim, "Now that's what I call flavor," with sheer delight on his face. Watch two clips from Yasiin Bey's The Getaway episode below.

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Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!


Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she fills us in on her sports career and (near) future plans...

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