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OkayAfrica's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Our curated list of 10 black-owned and black-created things that'll make the coolest gifts this holiday season.

And just like that, it's December. Whether you're giving gifts as part of a holiday tradition or just need to find something for your loved ones, we're using this as an excuse to highlight some of the products we've loved this year. We've curated another shortlist of black-owned and black-created things to shop for your loved ones (or for yourself!) this gifting season.

Check out our 10 picks below.

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Nollywood actors Nkem Owoh and Genevieve Nnaji in 'Lionheart.' Photo via TIFF.

Netflix Plans To Produce More Original Series From Africa in 2019

This move is in line with the streaming service rapidly expanding local programming on major continents.

We'll be seeing more Netflix originals coming from the continent in 2019, Variety reports.

The streaming service recently announced at the Content London conference that its Europe team has been looking into opportunities in Africa. "It's definitely the case that we'll commission some series there in 2019," Erik Barmack, Netflix vice president of international originals, says.

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Beyonce performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Raven Varona/Parkwood/PictureGroup).

Beyoncé Brought the House Down at Global Citizen Festival As Her Stunning Outfits Took Center Stage

Queen Bey did not disappoint rocking outfits connecting to the continent while performing at 'Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.' Here are our favorite looks.

All eyes were on the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on Sunday at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Presented by the Motsepe Foundation and in partnership with House of Mandela, Cassper Nyovest, D'Banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Kacey Musgraves, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid vibed with an stadium full of participants who took action, responding to Nelson Mandela's call to be the generation to end extreme poverty.

Those in attendance and those who were watching via the festival's various livestream feeds anticipated none other than Beyoncé and JAY-Z to close out the show with a bang—and they did so in style.

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