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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 (May)

Featuring KiDi, M.anifest, Joey B, Kofi Mole and more.

The month of May in the Ghana music scene was definitely it. Despite the pandemic, we're still being blessed with music release upon music release, and very much to our pleasure. This month saw two projects from Ghana's A-listers, a couple trap anthems, and classy visuals from a couple of Ghana's young stars on the come up. We bring you a list of some of the best songs to come from Ghana this month. Check them out below.

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

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

The 17 Best South African Songs of the Month (May)

The best South African songs featuring Langa Mavuso, Maraza, Kwesta, Hunter Rose, Moonga K and more.

Here are the South African songs that caught our attention this month. This list includes songs and music videos that were released this month.

Follow our MZANSI HEAT playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Listen to Yemi Alade's New Song 'Boyz'

The Nigerian star is back with another dance-worthy track.

Yemi Alade returns with her new single 'Boyz.' The song is the first release from her upcoming project.

'Boyz' is a dance-worthy track, produced by Vtek. As it's title implies, it sees the prolific artist singing about, well, boys—the types she likes, and the types she doesn't, a top booming production.

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Former Politician Ladislas Ntaganzwa Convicted for Role in Rwandan Genocide

The ex-mayor has been sentenced to life for plotting and ordering the killing of thousands of Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide.