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'Chewing Gum' Will Actually Be Returning For a Third Season

Michaela Coel confirmed the news via Twitter.

This is not a drill, folks.

After talks of the cancellation of "Chewing Gum" spread earlier this year showrunner Michaela Coel, has now confirmed that the show will in fact return to our TV screens in the future. Yes, we will get that third season that we've all been praying for.


The actress took to Twitter over the weekend to answer fan questions. One genius user asked about the possibility a third season to which the Coel responded "YAS sis," and explained that though there might be a longer wait, the show will come back with a major surprise for viewers.

She said yes, y'all!

So what exactly was the mix up?

Well, Coel also tweeted that she had never even discussed the show ending with any publication, stating she was just as shocked to learn about the news as we were. She had taken on other projects while awaiting an offer for a third season from the network.

All we can really say is that we're glad that the news of the show ending was false, and we certainly don't mind waiting for it's return as Coel continues to shine while working on various projects, including two upcoming Netflix projects.

YAS, sis! We're always rooting for you—and Tracey of course!

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Tay Iwar. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Tay Iwar Is Nigeria's Hidden Gem

In a rare interview, the reclusive Nigerian singer and producer talks in-depth about writing and producing his new EP 1997, his forthcoming album Gemini and Nigeria's 'Alté' movement.

Tay Iwar wants some space. The word is the title of one of three songs on his new EP and also one that comes up during our interview, conducted via voice notes and texts on Whatsapp from his base in Abuja—a long way from Lagos which remains Nigeria's music hub.

The choice of the nation's quieter capital over the bustle of its music metropolis is a deliberate one for Iwar and one which fevers his reputation as a recluse and cult figure in Nigerian music circles. This especially happens among the subculture referred to as "alté"—an abbreviation of the word alternative which is used to denote the independent movement that is free from the flash and perceived vacuity of afropop. Precise definitions of the word vary but common denominators include introspection and melancholia, as well as trap and R&B.;

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Photo: Dancers of the Asociación Cultural Afro Chincha Perú via Wikimedia Commons

After Decades of Erasure, Afro-Peruvians Will Finally be Counted in the National Census

Despite an Afro-Peruvian cultural resurgence not a lot has been done to increase the population's visibility on a political level.

In 2009, Peru became the first Latin American country to issue an official public apology to its afrodescendiente population for centuries of "abuse, exclusion, and discrimination." Since then, many have criticized it as more of a symbolic gesture, especially for its failure to mention slavery. It was also seen as a way for the government to highlight Afro-Peruvian culture over making any substantive improvements to the material conditions of Afro-Peruvian communities.

Enter the census, which can play an important role in compelling the Peruvian government to address systemic inequality related to education, poverty, and health. Unfortunately, the last time Peru made a formal attempt to keep track of its African descended population via the census was in 1940.

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Watch Kuami Eugene's Vibrant Music Video "Meji Meji" Featuring Davido

This Ghanaian and Nigerian link up will make your day.

Ghana's Kuami Eugene has been an artist to watch—especially as he shows himself to hold his own on collab tracks.

The music video for his latest, "Meji Meji" featuring Davido, is here. Its upbeat vibe shines through as the two crooners go about their day in Ghana, singing sweet nothings to their love interests.

"Meji Meji" was produced by Fresh VDM, with the video directed by Twitch & Rex.

Take a look at the vibrant video below.

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