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Charlize Theron's New Car Show 'Hyperdrive' is the Real-life Version of 'Fast & Furious'

The South African-born actress has produced the reality show for Netflix.

South African-born Hollywood actress, Charlize Theron, has come a long way from her Academy Award-winning role in the 2003 film Monster. In 2017, she joined the cast of the eighth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise as a cyberterrorist known as Cypher, who blackmails Dominic Teretto (Vin Diesel) into betraying the rest of the crew. According to Deadline, Theron, along with Helen Mirren, will be returning to the big screen once again for Fast & Furious 9 which will be released next year in May.

More recently, however, Theron has produced a reality television show that seems to be inspired by her role in the blockbuster street racing film. Hyperdrive will see race drivers from all over the world competing with one another on one of the most difficult obstacle courses ever built in an abandoned industrial complex.


From Ford Mustangs to Lamborghinis, this extreme reality car show may not have racers leaping from one skyscraper to the next, but it's still pretty badass. It's the third show to be introduced by Netflix as part of its strategy to launch a number of "automotive-focused" television shows.

Twenty-year-old Stacey-Lee May, who is regarded as South Africa's "Spinning Queen", will also be one of the racing participants on the new show.

Speaking about her latest venture on Instagram, Theron said, "I've been wanting to get into the reality/competition TV game for a while and I'm SO excited to present to you a show I'm producing: @hyperdrivenetflix." She added that, "AND I got to drift with a fellow South African so that's a bucket list item I can happily cross off."

Hyperdrive will officially be available on Netflix on August 21st.

Watch the trailer for Hyperdrive below:

Hyperdrive | Official Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com

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These Are The 10 Hottest South African MCs of 2019 According to MTV Base

Nasty C tops the list of MTV Base's Hottest MCs list for 2019.

After a discussion that spanned over two episodes that aired yesterday and today, MTV Base has finally released the full list of their annual hottest MCs. Nasty C, who many felt deserved the number one spot last year, is leading this year.

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South African Opera Singer Pretty Yende Receives Italian Knighthood

The South African-born international opera singer has been awarded the Ordine Stella d'Italia for her work in building extraordinary relations between Italy and other countries.

International opera singer Pretty Yende is South Africa's golden girl.

The award-winning artist is the recipient of the Ordine Stella d'Italia or The Order/Knight of the Star of Italy for her work in building extraordinary relations between Italy and other countries. The award was recently given to her by the Italian Consul's Emanuele Pollio in Cape Town according to TimesLIVE.

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The 20 Best Nigerian Songs of 2019

Featuring Burna Boy, Rema, Tiwa Savage, Zlatan, Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Teni, Davido, Lady Donli and many more.

2019 was another huge year for Nigerian music.

Zlatan's presence was ubiquitous and powered by the zeal for zanku, a dance which is now de rigueur. Rema led the charge for a group of young breakthrough artists that include Fireboy DML and Joeboy. They all represent an exciting crop of talents that point the way forward for Nigerian pop.

Burna Boy's new dominance, built around his excellent African Giant album, delivered on his rare talents, while the long wait for Davido's sophomore album, A Good Time, paid off in satisfying fashion. Simi's Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1 announced her departure from her longterm label. Tiwa Savage also made a highly-discussed move from Mavin Records to Universal Music Group. Meanwhile, Yemi Alade exuded female strength with her latest record, Woman of Steel.

Not to be left out, Wizkid sated demands for his fourth album with a new collaborative EP following a year of stellar features that included his presence on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift, an album which also boasts Tekno, Mr Eazi and Tiwa Savage. Mr Eazi also notably launched his emPawa initiative to help fund Africa's promising up-and-coming artists.

Asa returned in a formidable form with Lucid, while buzzing artists like Tay Iwar, Santi, and Lady Donli all shared notable releases. Lastly, the beef between Vector and M.I climaxed and sparked a resurgence of Nigerian rap releases from Phyno to Ycee, PsychoYP and more.

Read on for the best Nigerian songs of 2019. Listed in no particular order. —Sabo Kpade

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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OkayAfrica Presents: 'The Adinkra Oracle' December Reading with Simone Bresi-Ando

We're back with another Adinkra reading from Simone Bresi-Ando to help guide you through the end of the year—and the end of the decade.

It's the a new month and that means we're ready for a new Adinkra reading from Simone Bresi-Ando to help you navigate your December.

After cleansing the space, Simone will pull five Adinkra Ancestral Guidance Cards from a deck of 44 Adinkra symbols—these cards help to channel information, messages and direction from your ancestors using Adinkra symbols when read correctly. Remember, as Simone says, "these readings tell you what you need to know and not necessarily what you want to know—our ancestors are emotionally pure."

Simone gives a general reading of what December has in store to help you know what actions and thoughts are necessary to get the best out of the month. This is a special installment as it also guides you through the end of the year—and the end of the decade.

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