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These Hilarious Tweets From #YouKnowYouAreAfrican Will Make Your Week

From stew filled ice cream buckets to using the onion sack as a sponge, African Twitter is back at it again with #YouKnowYouAreAfrican.

If you’re still experiencing #IfAfricaWasASchool withdrawals, you now can still have nostalgia-filled laughs with #YouKnowYouAreAfrican.


Twitter users @Curate_Africa and @UNcubeOthungayo set off the hashtag today, prompting a flood of hilarious (and true) tweets on how one knows they’re African. Users followed suit touching on saving the meat for last when savoring your dinner, using part of the onion sack as an exfoliating sponge (now you know how our skin is so smooth), stew filled ice cream buckets, plastic bags full of more plastic bags, and more.

Take a look at our favorites below:

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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