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Lupita Nyong'o Might Be One of The Next 'Charlie's Angels'

Lupita Nyong'o might star in the upcoming Charlie's Angles reboot.

Lupita Nyong'o might become one of Charlie's Angels.

The Kenyan actress is being eyed for the latest Charlie's Angels remake, Variety repots. According to reports, she'll likely join Kristen Stewart—yes the awkward girl from Twighlight—who's also being tapped to play one of the three kick-ass private investigators.

Not sure who asked for this remake, and we have our reservations, but if Lupita is in it, we'll at least give it a shot.

We're interested to see who the third angel will be—we're hoping Lupita isn't just being thrown in as the "token" black angel, but this is Hollywood after all.

The actress is yet to confirm her involvement in the film, so we're keeping our eyes peeled for more on the story. Details are sparse, but some folks are already pretty excited about it.

Others aren't quite sold.

Some people have even suggested their own cast:

The upcoming film will be a follow-up to the 2000 box-office hit that starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, and the 2003 sequel that followed. The film is being set for a 2019 release.

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Diamond Platnumz & Rayvanny’s 'Mwanza' Has Been Banned In Tanzania

It's been deemed "too vulgar" to be played in the country.

Tanzania's national arts council, Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania (BASATA) has banned Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny's latest single "Mwanza," and slapped the artists with a hefty fine due to its sexual content.

The board has ordered the label Wasafi Records to remove the track from all digital platforms, and it will no longer be played on the radio or in clubs in Tanzania, reports Kahawa Tungu. The popular song has over 2 million views on YouTube.

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Watch Sola's Striking New Video For 'Save Yourself'

We premiere the new visual from the British-Nigerian artist.

Sola is an exciting new act coming out of the London scene.

The British-Nigerian artist makes music that she calls 'warped soul'—a blend of her deep vocals with experimental electronic production and influences from afrofuturism and her Nigerian heritage.

Sola mentions Nina Simone and Sade as her main vocal influences and credits the likes of Burial, Arca and Massive Attack as inspirations behind her dark and lush beats.

Today we're premiering the new Savannah Setten-directed music video for her single, "Save Yourself," which takes viewers through a black-and-white battle with ones inner demons, eventually coming out on the other side in renewed color.

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William Kamkwamba at TED2014 at Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directorial Debut Based on William Kamkwamba's Amazing Story Is Heading to Netflix

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is due to launch in select theaters and on Netflix next year.

Just around this time last year, we got word that Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor would be bringing Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba's story to the big screen.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, his directorial debut, will be coming as soon as next year making its first stop at Netflix, Variety reports. The streaming service has obtained global rights with the exception of China, Japan and the U.K. (which BBC has the rights to).

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