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'Ackee & Saltfish' Web Series Returns With Episode 2, 'Breakfast'

UK filmmaker Cecile Emeke's new web series 'Ackee & Saltfish' returns with its second episode, 'Breakfast.'


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

Cecile Emeke's fly-on-the-wall web series Ackee & Saltfish returns for its second week with an early morning debate between best friends Rachel and Olivia. Emeke, the British-Jamaican filmmaker whose work with Strolling and Ackee & Saltfish has placed a necessary spotlight on the experiences of young black people across the Afro-European diaspora, released the first installment of the series adapted from her short film of the same name last week. In epsiode 2, Emeke takes the show's meandering conversational style to hilarious ends as Olivia expounds on the merits of "back bread" and Marmite while Rachel remains unconvinced.

If you are new to to the series and Emeke's work in general, get caught up by watching episode 1, "The Lauryn Hill Tickets," and subscribe to the full series. Watch episode two of Ackee & Saltfish, "Breakfast," below, and stay tuned for our continuing coverage 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

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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