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Bubblegum X Daily Paper introduces the top 5 finalists

Last month, BUBBLEGUM X officially launched. BUBBLEGUM X is an initiative by Bubblegum Club and The Bubblegum Foundation aimed at advancing Africa’s ever-growing cultural influence in global creative scenes. This initiative is a means of leveraging and transforming this expanding cultural and artistic influence into developing sustainable creative industries on the African continent and fostering…

The only Tinder guide you’ll need

Lights! Camera! Johannesburg! Navigating the dating scene in Joburg is not for the faint hearted. Besides the dating pool being the size of a pea, there are so many factors — that I will go into as this piece progresses — that contribute to either the success or demise of your dating life.  The space…

Defining ‘simp’ in 2022

Definition of Simp /sɪmp/:  “a foolish or stupid person”: see Simpleton. “Simp is a slang insult for men who are seen as too attentive and submissive to women, especially out of a failed hope of winning some entitled sexual attention or activity from them.” Sucker Idolizing Mediocre Pussy. Evolution The origins of the slang word…

Jägermeister NE-J ends with everyone having a place in the night

After months of creativity explored by the Ambassadors and their nightlife-changing residences, Jägermeister Night Embassy Joburg has come to an end. From 2021 to 2022, the city of Johannesburg witnessed the four individuals and collectives — dubbed the Ambassadors of the Night — Unmuted., Other Village People, Kombonation and DORMANTYOUTH offer Johannesburg’s nightlife something it…

Nike x Patta — The Next Wave | an opportunity for creatives

THE NEXT WAVE offers a very exciting opportunity to reap valuable industry and skill knowledge from the best in the creative fields: of fashion, music, and photography. This opportunity is set forth by Patta in partnership with Mamakashaka and Nike Shapa Soweto.  There will be a select group of passionate and talented creatives in the…

Reflections of Gay Pride and Rights in Malawi

In most western countries, Gay pride has become a commercialised and celebratory occasion where people in the LGBTQI+ spectrum get to fully display and embrace their identity. In Malawi, it is a fight and act of resistance against anti-gay and anti-trans laws. Homosexuality is deemed a crime in the region and being caught means a…