'Ackee & Saltfish' Web Series Debuts With 'The Lauryn Hill Tickets'

UK filmmaker Cecile Emeke's new webseries 'Ackee & Saltfish' debuts online with 'The Lauryn Hill Tickets.'

Vanessa Babirye (left) and Michelle Tiwo (right) as Rachel and Olivia in 'Ackee & Saltfish'

UK director, writer and multimedia artist Cecile Emeke's recently released short film Ackee & Saltfish introduced viewers to the lives and preoccupations of Olivia and Rachel, two young black women trying to make sense of changes in their rapidly gentrified London neighborhood. This past Sunday, the filmmaker, whose work includes the conversation series Strolling, returned with a new web-based version of the film that will follow Olivia and Rachel's friendship through weekly episodes. Actresses Michelle Tiwo and Vanessa Babirye reprise their roles in the series, offering more of the good-natured banter they delivered in the Ackee & Saltfish film.

Like its synopsis, the first episode is short and sweet: "Olivia's world is thrown into turmoil when Rachel tells her that the tickets to the Lauryn Hill concert sold out and that she could not buy any." Watch episode one of Ackee & Saltfish, "The Lauryn Hill Tickets," below to find out how Olivia handles the news. Stay tuned for our continuing coverage of the series as episodes become available each week.

>>>Read: Okayafrica's interview with Cecile Emeke

>>>Read: UK Filmmaker Cecile Emeke’s Portrayal Of Two Young Black Women In Ackee & Saltfish Is Unlike Anything Else On Screen


Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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