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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 21: Daniel Kaluuya attends the Build Series to discuss his new film "Get Out" at Build Studio on February 21, 2017 in New York City.

Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega & Chadwick Boseman Win at 2021 Golden Globes

Here are the winners for this year's 78th edition of the Golden Globes awards which took place virtually from California and New York.

The 78th Golden Globes took place this past Sunday. The coveted awards ceremony was held virtually from two different locations in New York and California amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The awards show was (yet again) criticised for its continued lack of diversity and found itself the butt of a number of jokes made by comedian hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega and the late Chadwick Boseman were among the notable winners of the night.


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Kaluuya was awarded a Golden Globe for his role as the Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in the feature film Judas and the Black Messiah. The film, which was recently added to this year's Sundance Film Festival, "tells the story of how the Black Panther Party, an important part of America's Civil Rights movement, came to be infiltrated by William O'Neal (played by Lakeith Stanfield) in order to gather intelligence on the chairman, Fred Hampton who is eventually assassinated." Despite initial technical glitches which interrupted Kaluuya's acceptance speech, the actor spoke endearingly of Hampton saying, "I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he fought, how brilliantly he spoke, and how brilliantly he loved."

The late Boseman, who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last year, was awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his phenomenal (and final) role in the 1920s jazz drama, Ma Rainey. The actor's wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf and delivered a moving and emotional speech saying, "He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you 'you can,' that tells you 'keep going,' that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at his moment in history."

Boyega clinched Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie for his role in Small Axe, Alexander McQueen's historical anthology comprising five films (Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White and Blue, Alex Wheatle and Education) exploring Black British culture and experiences.

Find the full list of winners here.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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