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Legendary South African Actor Connie Chiume Confirms Role in 'Black Panther'

The most anticipated film of the year now has another amazing addition to the cast.

Connie Chiume, the South African actor best known for her work on Rhythm City and Zone 14, has revealed that she will be starring in Black Panther, IOL reports.


Chiume is one of three South Africans cast in the movie, joining John and Atandwa Kani. She will be playing the mining elder in the film, and she says she's excited to attend the premiere of the movie in LA after interacting with her co-stars Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o on set.

"I auditioned for it right here in South Africa actually, but the entire movie was shot in Atlanta in the USA, so that's where all the fun happened," she says to IOL.

"I am very excited to be apart of this production, it truly has been an inspiration working with such big stars and being directed by a young and talented man like Ryan Coogler."

Black Panther premieres February 16 in South Africa and in the U.S.

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

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Every week, we highlight the top releases 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.

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Ubunifu Space Docu-Series Features Riky Rick, Sho Madjozi, Shekinah & More

Ubunifu Space's latest episode is narrated by Riky Rick and features cameos from Sho Madjozi, Shekinah, DJ Maphorisa, Moonchild Sanelly and YoungstaCPT.

Ubunifu Space, a popular London-based arts and culture YouTube channel, has released its eight-part docu-series. The series follows the small colourful team touring Africa with the latest episode zoning in on Cape Town, South Africa. It is a must-watch episode which features Cape Town-based rapper, YoungstaCPT, taking the collective on a tour of the mother city. Sho Madjozi, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Maphorisa and Shekinah are additional appearances to watch out for. The series is narrated by hip-hop rapper, Riky Rick.

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South Africa's DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonik Accused of Rape

An official rape case has been opened against South African DJs Fresh and Euphonik. This comes after allegations of rape were recently made against them on social media.

South African artists DJ Fresh (real name Thato Sikwane) and DJ Euphonik (real name Themba Nkosi) now reportedly have a rape case opened against the both of them. The opening of the rape case against the two musicians and well-known radio personalities for 947 has been confirmed by the alleged victim to a reputable South African media outlet.
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