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Nigerian Cinema Takes Center Stage at the 2016 African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York

The new wave of Nigerian cinema is headed to New York during the 2016 African Diaspora International Film Festival.

If this year’s Toronto International Film Festival proved anything, it’s that Nollywood is ready for its moment. Picking up where TIFF left off, the upcoming 24th edition of the African Diaspora International Film Festival is bringing the new wave of Nigerian cinema to New York this month.


Taking place November 25th to December 11th, the 2016 NYADIFF will screen a total of 66 films from 30 countries, including 34 U.S. and New York premieres.

Of those 34 premieres, four will be for films that had their world premieres at TIFF as part of the festival’s City to City spotlight on Lagos. They include the historical piece 76, the Ebola medical thriller 93 Days, courtroom drama The Arbitration and the comedy-drama Taxi Driver. (Peep their trailers below.)

Screenings will be held in four venues across Manhattan, including: Teachers College, Columbia University, Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas and MIST Harlem.

Head to the NYADIFF website for more information.

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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