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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature, award eludes Kenyan great Ngugi wa Thiong’o
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Lifestyle Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature, award eludes Kenyan great Ngugi wa Thiong’o

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 has been awarded to American songwriter, and singer Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The award has caused a deep consternation amongst African social media users who feel seminal Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o deserved to win the Prize.

Remembering Fela Kuti: 10 quotes
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Lifestyle Remembering Fela Kuti: 10 quotes

15 October marks the birth of legendary Nigerian musical genius Fela Kuti, born on the day in 1938. The doyenne of Afrobeat, Fela achieved greatness and his music certainly lives on. Kuti was a fierce human rights and political activist who dedicated his life to fighting inequality, injustice, and cultural imperialism through his music. As the Felabration festivities continue, we celebrate Fela’s legacy and look at some of his well-known and inspirational quotes.