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Watch The Final 'Beasts Of No Nation' Trailer Before It Hits Netflix & Theaters On Friday

Netflix debuts a final trailer for 'Beasts Of No Nation' ahead of the film's release on Friday, October 16.


Abraham Attah in 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Update 10/16: Beasts of No Nation is officially streaming on Netflix.

On Friday, Beasts Of No Nation will officially debut in select U.S. theaters and on Netflix (simultaneously, so as not to disqualify the film for the Oscars). The film adaptation of Nigerian writer Uzodinma Iweala’s debut novel (which takes its name from a 1989 Fela Kuti record), Beasts tells the story of Agu (portrayed by 15-year-old Ghanaian newcomer Abraham Attah), a young boy torn from his family and forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters in the civil war of an unnamed West African country. Idris Elba plays the part of the brutal Commandant who recruits Agu as a child soldier. The film, which was shot last year in Ghana, is written and directed by Emmy Award-winning True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.

In addition to streaming on Netflix worldwide beginning on Friday, Beasts will open in 19 cities across the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.

Ahead of this weekend's release, Netflix has debuted a final trailer for Beasts. Watch below.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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