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Mugabe Instructs South African Socialite Zodwa Wabantu to Delete Raunchy Instagram Pic, She Refuses

Zodwa Wabantu is not here for that.

South African carefree socialite Zodwa Wabantu claims President Robert Mugabe instructed her to remove a painting she posted on her Instagram.

The painting sees Zodwa Wabantu flaunting her goods to the president while the Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe looks on clearly unimpressed.

"I was instructed to remove the painting from my page and I refused. I told him it is for my fans, and they love it. It's pointless to remove it from my page because the painter posted it. Instead he should tell the painter to remove it," TshisaLive quoted her saying.

Zodwa Wabantu was banned from performing in Zimbabwe in August because she is known for performing without underwear, which actress Anne Nhira said would "tarnish our image as a country."

President Mugabe, speaking at an interface rally in Bindura last month, said he knew he was disappointing many men by banning the Durban entertainer from performing in Zimbabwe. "I'm sorry we disappointed many men," he said. "You just come without covering your decency. What do you want? Men to see you? We don't want such."

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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