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Nigerian-American Director Fum Fum Ko's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Naija Edition'

Nigerian-American independent filmmaker Fum Fum Ko gives 1967 classic 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' a Naija flip.


Nigerian-American independent filmmaker Fum Fum Ko recently shared the trailer for her short film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner: Naija Edition, a modernized and diaspora-injected flip on the 1967 classic that starred Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier. As the diretor explains, the film follows Ade, a "young Nigerian-American woman with a great career, good friends, and loving family... as she vacillates between introducing her new love to her family or keeping her new relationship a secret. [The] dark comedy explores the complexities of love and its relationship between modern and traditional respectability." The short, which takes place over the course of a Thanksgiving dinner in Houston, Texas, is currently submitting to festivals. Watch the trailer for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Naija Edition below.

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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