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Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya Snag Golden Globe Nominations

We're rooting for everybody black.

Award show season is upon us and we're anticipating who will be going home the glistening, gold trophies in 2018.

And for us—we're rooting for everybody black, obviously.

Our favorite awkward black girl Issa Rae has been nominated for best actress in a television series, musical or comedy for her role in the hit HBO series, Insecure for the 2018 Golden Globes.


Breakout star Daniel Kaluuya, who was recently received a nomination for the 23rd Critics Choice Awards, snagged a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for his role in Get Out.

Here are more black greats who've been nominated and who we're rooting for the 2018 Golden Globes:

  • Best television series, musical or comedy — Black-ish
  • Best actor in a television series, musical or comedy — Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Best actor in a television series, drama — Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Best motion picture, musical or comedy — Get Out
  • Best actor in a motion picture, drama — Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Best supporting actress in any motion picture — Mary J. Blige, Mudbound & Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
  • Best original song — "Mighty River," Mudbound (Raphael Saadiq, Mary J. Blige) & "The Star," The Star (Mariah Carey)

Listen To Sun-El Musician’s Sophomore Album ‘To The World & Beyond’

South African deejay and producer extraordinaire, Sun-El Musician drops 'To The World & Beyond', the follow-up to his widely successful 2018 debut, 'Africa To The World'.

After two years of working on it, Sun-El Musician has finally released his highly anticipated second studio album, To The World & Beyond. The musician told Apple Music:

"This album is a continuation of my debut album Africa to the World, and is focused on telling a story of healing and hope through dance music".

To The World & Beyond is a double album which hosts a total of 31 tracks, including the previously released "Ubomi Abumanga," "Uhuru," "Mandinaye," "Never Never," "Garden" and more.

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Listen to Focalistic’s New Project ‘Sghubu Ses Excellent’

Focalistic releases highly anticipated project 'Sghubu Ses Excellent' featuring Riky Rick, Madumane, Mr JazziQ, Vigro Deep, Mas Musiq, Semi Tee, 25K, Reece Madlisa and more.

Focalistic has had a splendid year and he has just put the last nail, or maybe not, with the release of his new EP Sghubu Ses Excellent, his third project for the year following Quarantined Tarantino and Blecke, which both dropped in April.

Sgubhu Ses Excellent consists of 14 bangers, including the three that were on the Blecke EP, and features heavyweights like Riky Rick, Madumane (DJ Maphorisa's alter ego), Mr JazziQ, Vigro Deep, Mas Musiq, Semi Tee, 25K, Reece Madlisa and more.

His fan base, Squad Sa Maradona is even credited as a feature on the introspective outro—they appear on the track via voice notes.

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Photo: Sean Thomas.

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi & Made Kuti, DJ Lag x DJ Tira, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, James BKS and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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