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South African stars, AKA, K.O get summer started with new releases on Friday

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Multiple award-winning South African stars, AKA and K.O, are set to light up this summer with new musical releases as they took to social media on Wednesday to announce that they would be releasing new music on Friday.

First to make the announcement was K.O who said he will be releasing his fourth studio album, “Skhanda Republic Vol 3 (SR3)” on Friday, while AKA followed suit by saying he too is set to release a new single which is the lead to his upcoming album, “Mass Country”.

“My new album SR3 drops this Friday. Couldn’t be more proud. Please click on link to pre-save it,” K.O shared on Twitter.

He also shared the full track list which includes features from Msaki, Zuma, Sarkodie, Ruger, Sjava, Pabi Cooper and Vuyina.

AKA’s label, Sony Music, which confirmed their artiste was set to drop a new album, also wrote on Twitter:

“With the fourth quarter just weeks away, @akaworldwide begins his album rollout.

“Expected to be released in October, AKA fans/supporters can look forward to a lemon squeezy lead single dropping this Friday,” the label wrote.

AKA last released a musical album four years ago when he dropped his platinum-selling classic “Touch My Blood”.

Before the single release, AKA will be hosting a celebration party on Thursday, September 15 at Rockets Bryanston, Sony Music said.

In contrast to AKA who has endured a rocky time in the past and has struggled to rediscover his best, K.O has been on a steady rise and is currently enjoying the hottest run of his career with his record-breaking new single, “Sete” featuring Blxckie and Young Stunna.

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Kenya prohibits LGBTQ+ movies from streaming platforms

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The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned movies containing LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) contents from streaming platforms in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of the KFCB, Christopher Wambua, who made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday, insisted that movies that contain same-sex contents are prohibited in the Kenyan Constitution, hence the board will continue its crackdown on such contents in the mainstream media.

“The country’s laws do not allow LGBTQ+ content or even relationships. Even as we rate and classify content, we also consider other applicable laws,” Wambua said.

Describing some films as “explicit portrayal of homosexuality-related scenes,” Wambua said such movies have already been barred from broadcast in the country.

The censor board CEO particularly referred to the Netflix streaming site saying that talks were underway with the US-based company to ensure that future access to homosexual content was restricted.

“Because of our discussions with Netflix, they are curating their classification system that is very aligned with our laws with the view of ensuring that in future once we sign the agreement, some of this content is not visible at all within the republic,” he said.

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(VIDEO) Nigerian Afrobeat star, Burna Boy locks down South Africa as over 100,000 attend ‘DSTV Delicious Festival 2022’

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Nigerian Afrobeats star, Burna Boy, on Saturday night, showed, yet again, why he is the undisputed “African Giant” when he brought down the roof at the DSTV Delicious Festival 2022 held at the Kylami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The much anticipated event, which brought over 100,000 fans to see the Nigerian singer who gave a sterling performance, saw the crowd rocking along with the ‘Last Last’ crooner throughout the duration of his performance at the concert.

And Burna Boy did not disappoint the mammoth crowd as he churned out hit after hit to the delight of the fans who kept yelling for more.

The highlight of the night came when South African rapper and Burna Boy’s sworn enemy, AKA, got on the stage and the duo performed a duet from Burna’s “All Eyez On Me” track, which got the crowd almost bringing down the roof of the arena.

Burna and AKA who were hitherto close friend fell out in 2019 following a series of xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerians in Johannesburg which the Nigerian star condemned vehemently.

In a Twitter post, Burna had called on Nigerians and other black foreigners living in South Africa to “defend and protect themselves” against their attackers.

The tweet did not go down well with AKA whose response further angered the Nigerian, leading to the two acts engaging each other in a bitter war of words.

It got so bad they resorted to issuing threats to each other, with Burna Boy threatening to beat up AKA if he dared come into Nigeria.

Though there has been no record of the two stars publicly reconciling, it was a delight to see them perform together for the first time in years on his first return to South Africa after the fallout.

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