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Stormzy, John Boyega and More Brought Joy to the 'Black Carpet at ‘Black Panther's’ European Premiere

The stars showed up and showed out for the most anticipated film of the year.

We are officially one week away from the release of the most anticipated film in recent history.

Black Panther is on its way! Following press events in Seoul earlier this week, the cast and crew of the film were in London last night at the Hammersmith Apollo for the official European premiere! Once again, they did not disappoint with their dazzling get ups, displaying black excellence at its finest.


Aside from the film's beautiful cast, some of our favorite artists and actors from across the pond also hit the "black carpet," including grime star Stormzy, John Boyega, Michaela Coel and many others.

We can't get enough of all this black magic. Check out some pics from the event below, and revisit our recap of the film's LA premiere. Enjoy!

Two words: Michaela Coel.

Stormzy was most definitely in the building.

These smiles though.

One of our absolute favorites, Chidera Eggerue, aka the Slumflower came to slay.

The Black Eyed Peas sans-Fergie also made an appearance.

We can't forget the lovely cast and crew. Lord, just look at them.

I think we can all agree that we are beyond ready to see this movie. Black Panther hits theaters February 16.

The UN Has Lifted Its Sanction on Eritrea After Nine Years

Members voted unanimously on Wednesday to remove a nine year sanction—removing a trade embargo and travel ban.

After nine years, the United Nations has voted unanimously to lift Eritrea's economic sanctions, as a result of the government's attempts to foster friendlier relations with neighboring countries Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.

The sanction which was put in place in by the UN Security Council in 2009, after the Eritrean government was accused of backing the Somali extremist group al-Shabab—which it denied. The block included an embargo on trade, an asset freeze and travel ban—making the country a "global pariah," reports BBC Africa.

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D'banj & Tiwa Savage "Shake It" cover artwork. Courtesy of the artists.

The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

The best music of the week featuring Sade, D'banj x Tiwa Savage, FOKN Bois, Busiswa, Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

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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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