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British-Nigerian Actor David Ajala Will be Joining 'Star Trek: Discovery'

David Ajala will join the cast in the third season as a regular of the Sci-Fi series.

This past weekend, at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the Star Trek Universe panel announced that British-Nigerian actor, David Ajala would be joining the cast as a season regular in the third season of the Sci-Fi series. The third season of the series will pick up where the season two left off but will be 1000 years into the future and follow the USS Discovery as it explores new worlds and discovers new civilizations.


Ajala, who is no stranger to the supernatural genre, is best known for his lead role in the supernatural thriller series, Falling Water, which was on air for two seasons as well as his role in the Nightflyers series, which ran for a single season. Ajala has also starred in Supergirl.

In Star Trek: Discovery, Ajala will be playing the character of Cleveland "Book" Booker who has been described as a naturally charismatic fellow whose carefree attitude often leads him into as much trouble as it gets him out of it.

Co-creator of the series, Alex Kurtzman, described what fans can expect of the third season saying, "Obviously we made a pretty radical jump into the future at the end of season two—we're going almost a 1000 years into the future in season three, which is crazy. Further than any Trek series has ever gone before." He also added, "So there will be lots and lots of huge changes in season three. There will be things you recognize, there will be things you don't recognize."

Watch the trailer for season three of Star Trek: Discovery here.


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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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