Film

A 'Coming to America' Sequel Is Currently In Development

A sequel to Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America" is currently in development.

Eddie Murphy caused quite the frenzy a few weeks back when an account in his name, sent out a tweet asking followers if they wanted a sequel of his 1988 classic Coming to America.


It was later confirmed, via his daughter's Instagram, that he didn't even know he had a Twitter account, and the page was deleted soon after. The ordeal pretty much quashed all hopes of a possible sequel.

Or so we thought.

Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that Paramount Pictures is currently developing Coming to America 2, and they've commissioned the film's original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield to pen it.

There's no word yet, as to whether or not Murphy will reprise his role as the endearing Prince Akeem Joffer of Zamunda, or if any of the original cast members: James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and Arsenio Hall—to name a few—will appear in the film.

The fact that Murphy hasn't yet been confirmed isn't sitting well with everyone. Some are skeptical about how the film will be executed.

Others seem genuinely excited about the news, it appears that some folks have been waiting for this moment for their entire lives.

Both positions are valid—a Coming to America sequel could either be insanely good or uncomfortably bad. Either way, our curiosity has piqued.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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