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Here are the 16 Categories 'Black Panther' Is Campaigning for at the 2019 Oscars

Disney is going all in to get 'Black Panther' some Oscar nominations.

Disney really wants Black Panther to take home major awards at the upcoming Oscars and they're sparring no expense to make it happen.

Last month, the studio hired an official Oscar strategist and announced that it would be campaigning for a coveted 'Best Picture' nomination, despite the creation of the 'Best Popular Film' category, which was done away with last week after the Academy came to the realization that it was a really bad idea.

Now that Black Panther no longer runs the risk of being awarded a mere consolation prize based on its massive box office success, Disney has formally launched a page for its "For Your Consideration" campaign, consisting of 16 categories that the studio is making a play for.


The list consists of both major and technical categories, including Best Picture, a Best Director nomination for Ryan Coogler, a Best Actor nomination for Chadwick Boseman, Best Costume Design nomination for Ruth Carther, and a number of Best Supporting Actor nominations for members of its star-studded cast including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan and Daniel Kaluuya.

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If Black Panther were to take home these awards, it would mark several unprecedented wins for a film with an all black cast, and for its many African actors. It's clear that the studio is trying to make the most out of the film's undeniable cultural impact—a Marvel film has never won an Oscar, and Black Panther has the potential to change that.

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Crayon & Rema Share the Visuals For 'Too Correct'

The two Mavin Records artists drop a striking new music video for the catchy single off Twelve A.M.

Nigeria's Crayon has released the visuals for his hit single "Too Correct" featuring Rema. The single comes off Crayon's critically-acclaimed Twelve A.M EP.

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Stonebwoy And Vic Mensa Collaborate on New Single 'Blessing'

The Grammy-nominated Stonebwoy has dropped the single and visuals for "Blessing" featuring Vic Mensa.

Afro-dancehall extraordinaire Stonebwoy has teamed up with activist rapper Vic Mensa for his latest single "Blessing," which is accompanied by phenomenal visuals. The track promises to be a 2021 anthem.

Stonebwoy explains that he wanted the track to motivate fans to continue striving for more. He had this to say about the inspiration behind the creation of "Blessing":

"Our thoughts manifest into our reality and often we sit and expect to be blessed without any carnal input. This song speaks about the things I'll do this year which are very relatable to everyone one. I hope the song motivates those aspiring to achieve these blessings."

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YouTube Shuts Down Homophobic Nigerian Megachurch Channel

A YouTube channel belonging to Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua's megachurch has reportedly been taken down for slapping gay church members as a form of "gay curing" therapy.

Prominent Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua's church channel has reportedly been deactivated by YouTube. This, after UK-based organisation OpenDemocracy sent complaints to YouTube two weeks ago. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) YouTube channel allegedly housed several gay conversation videos, one of which showed the pastor violently slapping a gay member as a form of exorcism to drive out "unclean spirits".

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