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Nollywood Vet & Director Genevieve Nnaji Signs with Major Talent Agency, UTA

Another well-deserved win!

Nollywood's own Genevieve Nnaji continues to position herself for world domination with this new move.

The actress, who recently made her directorial debut in Lionheart, has signed with UTA, a premier global talent agency, Deadline reports. She continues to be represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.


Lionheart recently made its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. It was soon picked up by Netflix, making it the first original Nigerian feature film to debut on the streaming service.

Speaking with CNN's Quest Means Business, Nnaji stresses how stories coming out of Nigeria are just as relatable as any story on film.

"I've realized that language is the only barrier we have," she says in the interview. "We can all identify with culture—we all identify with pain and with love."

Watch the full interview below.

Photo courtesy of Netflix.

'Queen Sono' is the Bad-Ass Women-Led Spy Thriller Like No Other: Here's What its Stars Have to Say About It.

Netflix's first African Original Series smashes tired stereotypes about Africa and womanhood while keeping us all in suspense.

A little over a year ago, Netflix announced that Africa's first Original Series Queen Sono was in the works and the excitement has been building for the launch of the spy thriller series ever since. Social media has been abuzz with fans putting out what their play-by-play expectations of the series are.

After dropping a number of enticing teasers that kept fans on the edges of their seats, and more recently the official full-length trailer for Queen Sono, the wait is finally over. The series premiered on the streaming platform yesterday.

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Photo: Hugo Glendinning & Gavin Rodgers.

The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month

Featuring Rema, Niniola x Femi Kuti, Tony Allen, 2Baba, Olamide, Burna Boy, Fireboy DML and more

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Nigerian scene in February.

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

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

The 19 Best South African Songs of the Month

Featuring Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa, The Big Hash, Nduduzo Makhathini and more.

Our list of the best South African songs of the month includes new singles that dropped in October, alongside those that were highlighted by getting the music video treatment.

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