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South African producer and DJ Black Coffee plays in New York in 2018. Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Grammy star Black Coffee: winning the world, losing at home

Despite controversy at home and a decade late, the Grammy win proves how much the world loves South Africa’s biggest house music star.
The late, legendary percussionist Mabi Thobejane pictured in 2018. MELT 2000/Forest Jam Southern Africa

The magnificent Mabi Thobejane, master South African drummer

He did not so much play the drums, as become the drum. His influence was felt through his trailblazing percussive work and his many collaborations.
Olu Maintain’s hit song Yahooze is an ode to cybercrime. Joseph Okpako/Redferns/Getty Images

Nigerian hip hop lyrics put cybercrime in a good light

Poverty aside, cultural factors like the influence of hip hop songs may also play a role in making a life of cybercrime attractive to young people.

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