Film

John Boyega's “Imperial Dreams,” Now Streaming On Netflix

John Boyega's highly-acclaimed "Imperial Dreams" is available for streaming on Netflix starting today, Feb. 3.

We now have another movie to add to our weekend Netflix binge thanks to John Boyegaand it isn't another Star Wars prequel either! The British-Nigerian actor's film Imperial Dreams is now available for viewing on the streaming service.


He gives, what looks like, his heaviest performance to date in the Malik Vitthal-directed drama, which premiered back in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the "Best of Next" award.

In the film, Boyega plays a 21-year-old father and aspiring writer who, after being released from prison, is determined to make a better life for him and his son by escaping the crime and violence in his L.A. neighborhood. It's a versatile role for the actor that sees him wielding a measured American accent throughout the film.

Boyega, who sprung to fame after starring in  last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is going to have a busy year, as he's set to star in Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming, unnamed drama on the Detroit race riots as well as in The Circle alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.

We're just glad that we'll get to see more of him.

Watch the trailer for Imperial Dreams below and catch the film streaming on Netflix starting today—great news for us homebodies with no real weekend plans. Happy Friday to us!

Photo by Peter "Size 10" Ndungu.

This Kenyan Photographer is Capturing 'Places, Spaces and People' With Serenity

Get familiar with the work of Kenyan photographer, Peter 'Size 10' Ndungu, in this new video from Perspectives Africa.

In the latest video from African Speakers and Artists' "Perspective Africa" series, we meet Kenyan photographer, Peter 'Size 10' Ndungu, whose unique work thoughtfully captures everything from the shared human experience, to nature's infinite wonder.

Keep reading... Show less
Music
Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Kommanda Obbs Favors ‘the African Dream’ Over Western Standards On His New Single ‘Mabelebele’

Listen to Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single.

The music on renowned Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single "Mabelebele" is largely inspired kwaito. For his vocals, the rapper opts for a more melodic style on the track.

Keep reading... Show less

Wizkid & MUT4Y's New Video For 'Manya' Will Give You Life

Starboy heads to Fela's New Afrika Shrine in the video for this heavy dance tune featuring MUT4Y and Killertunes.

Wizkid's back with "Manya," another track set to heat up dance floors across Nigeria and the globe.

For this new single, Wizkid connects with MUT4Y, one half of the star production duo Legendury Beatz. The addictive new tune was produced by Killertunes.

The song's new music video, which comes courtesy of Director Q, was shot at the Fela Kuti family's New Afrika Shrine. It's got a mixture of red-tinted studio shots and impressive stage performances that will give you life.

Just a few days ago, Wizkid joined Tekno on another single, "Mama," which you can check out here.

Watch the new music video for Wizkid and MUT4Y's "Manya," below.



get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.