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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Set To Play the First Black Miss World in Dramedy 'Misbehaviour'

The South African-British actress will star alongside Keira Knightley to tell the true story of the 1970 Miss World competition.

Misbehaviour is the upcoming dramedy taking the true story of the 1970 Miss World competition to the big screen, Deadline reports.

Starring South African-British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw alongside Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley, the film will show the competition at its height with 100 million viewers, depicting the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement storming the stage and disrupting the live broadcast in protest of beauty competitions demeaning women.


The biggest upset happened once the competition resumed—Jennifer Hosten, representing Grenada, won the crown over favorite Miss Sweden—making her the first black woman to snag the Miss World title.

Misbehaviour is due to be produced by The Crown's Left Bank Pictures with BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe as its director.

Take a look at Hosten's crowning below.


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The 11 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Davido, Tekno, Little Simz, Mr Eazi, Wizkid and more.

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Nigerian scene in May.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Ibraah, Sheebah, Rayvanny and more.

Here is our selection of the best East African songs of May. These are the tracks shaking up the region right now.

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

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The 11 Best Caribbean Songs of the Month (May)

Featuring Konshens x Afro B, Mr. Vegas, Stylo G, Sean Paul and more.

Back in the vinyl era, it was said that Jamaica produced more records per capita than any other nation in the world. In 2020, dancehall artists seem determined to uphold that reputation for prolific musicality, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Undoubtedly, Jamaican artists are driving Caribbean music at the moment, a dominance only partly explained by the recent proliferation of home studio setups and desktop production in dancehall (making it easier to keep the musical vibes flowing without touching road). It also has to do with simple timing, as music production and release calendars elsewhere in the Caribbean are often focused on the yearly crescendo of Carnival.

Trinidad, of course, pulled off a massive turnout at the end of February, just before recording their first confirmed case of COVID-19. But if Trini soca artists have already put in their work for 2020, many other West Indian Carnivals were or presumably will be cancelled. It remains to be seen whether scenes and styles associated with the big summer Carnivals (St. Lucian dennery, Bajan crop over and Grenadian jab-jab, to name a few) will take the risk of allowing large gatherings or attempt to recreate the festival experience virtually in an effort to support ongoing quarantine initiatives.

It's a strange new world...but we can all be thankful it still has room for a good old fashioned soundclash now and then. In that spirit, get all the Caribbean heat for this May below.

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Mujinga, a Congolese-born railway worker, died of COVID-19 after being spat on by a man who said he was infected with the disease.