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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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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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