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⏳ Trivia Time

Question: What is the name of the famous flat-topped mountain located in Cape Town, South Africa, which is a major tourist attraction and a symbol of the city?

A) Drakensberg
B) Kilimanjaro
C) Table Mountain

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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Can you guess who the sexiest man of the moment is? It’s none other than Damson Idris. In the wild and crazy world of Hollywood, there's this dude who's got everyone swooning with his talent, charm, and straight-up steeze. Let me introduce you to Damson Alade-Bo Idris, born on September 2, 1991, in Peckham, South East London. He’s got Nigerian blood running through his veins, so you know he's got that extra flavour. This guy's come a long way from his humble beginnings to snag the title of Hollywood's Sexiest Man Alive.

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📰 Reading: Semafor's newsletter on African art rising on the global stage. It delves into the art fair scene, Dakar’s Art Biennale, A decade of African art sales and more.

📺 Watching: Aerial Africa on Channel 5. A 60-min documentary that celebrates stunning vistas and extraordinary stories from South Africa to Zambia.

🎧 Listening to: 'Love Me JeJe' by Tems. “Jeje” loosely means “gentle” or “softly” in Nigeria, and on the song, Tems shares the joy of being loved over a sunny guitar groove.

🎟️ Booking: Kizz Daniel Live at OVO Arena Wembley. On May 6th, join Kizz Daniel for a night filled with chart-topping hits like Buga, Twe Twe, Showa and lots more.

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