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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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Lukhanyo Mdingi on Making his Paris Fashion Week Debut

We talked to the South African designer who, after co-winning the LMVH Prize last year, showcased his Bodyland Autumn/Winter 22-23 collection in Paris earlier this month.

In 2015, South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi founded his eponymous label. Inspired by his mother and grandmother who raised him, Mdingi has created a formidable brand that is centered on building a bridge between heritage and timeless fashion pieces. Since the brand’s inception, Mdingi has made great strides in fashion, from his NYFW debut in 2019 to being crowned a joint winner of the 2021 LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

This year, Mdingi took his vision of Africa to France’s fashion capital, Paris, where he made his Bodyland Autumn/Winter 22-23 debut for the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Collection. Being the first designer on the program schedule to present, Mdingi showcased a collection that spoke of the relationship he shares with himself and the artisans he collaborates with. For the past two years, Mdingi has been working to source his woven textiles and knitwear from crafts communities in Burkina Faso, Somalia, and the Eastern Cape, and the collection featured textural and sartorial nuances paying homage to his being a young Black creative.

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