BGM Bulletin 21 – 27 March

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This week in Black Girl Magic news

1. Palesa has Pipes! 

Curator of the Mzansi Moodmoard made us swoon this Sunday after she posted this video, singing a cover of Close to You by Rihanna off of the ANTI album. Surely, we deserve a YouTube channel at this point?

2. Sharpeville Day – 21 March 

As the world put it’s focus on Anti-Racism, South Africa, at least on Twitter anyway, put its efforts into commemorating the massacre that happened at Sharpeville in 1960 perpetrated by apartheid government police against hundreds of black South Africans. The South African History Online twitter account posted chilling first hand accounts from witnesses on the day.

3. Happiness is a R10M cheque

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YAY! New film, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, starring Mmabatho Montsho, Renette Stuurman and Khanyi Mbau has passed the R10 000 000 mark in earnings at the movies!  If you haven’t seen the movie yet, get to it while it’s still on circuit!

4. The Guareezy SHINE

Okay, so we are kind of jealous that we didn’t get to interview Farieda first but so happy for all the shine and love she is getting. Farieda, made famous by her hilarious IG turned Youtube videos, is the latest Mzansi Youtube star and we LOVE her! In this interview with ZALEBS, we get to know the girl behind the Guarana – she talks being recognized by celebs, her baelife  and being ready for endorsements, amongst other things.

5. That Miguel Kiss it Better Remix is COMING!

In our last bulletin, we showed you a clip of Miguel covering Kiss it Better by Rihanna at SXSW. This week, Miguel posted a sound clip of what sounds like both his and Rihanna’s vocals on a different version of the song. Can we be blessed already?

6. Amandla Stenberg on the SLAY 

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Our favourite American Black Girl Magic slayer, Amandla Stenberg is starring in a Black Lives Matter film adaption. The film will be adapted from the novel, T.H.U.G written by Angela Thomas and set to be directed by George Tillman Jr. We are so excited for this movie and hope it hits our cinemas soon!

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