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Yvonne Orji Will Star In Upcoming Comedy 'Night School' With Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish

Yvonne Orji just landed her first major film role in Kevin Hart's upcoming comedy "Night School."

More Yvonne Orji on our screens? We'll go with yes.


The Nigerian-American actor, writer and Insecure star, just landed her first feature film role!

The actor has signed on for Kevin Hart's upcoming comedy Night School, which follows the shenanigans of a group of adults attending night school as they prepare to take the GED exam, Deadline reports.

The film will also star Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish—so we can pretty much expect comedic greatness.

We can't wait to see Orji shine on the big screen! Last year, we listed her as one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women. For more on Orji, revisit our in-depth profile with the star from last year, where we named her our favorite rising star.

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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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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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