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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.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Togo Makes Historic Appointment with First Ever Woman Prime Minister

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe recently appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister.

Togo made history this past Monday after it appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister, according to the BBC. Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Dogbe, his chief-of-staff since 2009, following the resignation of Komi Selom Klassou last week Friday. President Gnassingbe was reportedly due for a cabinet reshuffle in February of this year, however, this was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 8 Best East African Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Willy Paul, Diamond Platnumz, Fik Fameica, Ali Kiba, Zuchu and more.

These are the hottest tracks from East Africa released in the month of September.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Mali Announces New Interim Prime Minister Following Ongoing Protests

Mali has announced former Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane as the country's new interim Prime Minister.