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Issa Rae to Join 'Black-ish' Star Marsai Martin in Upcoming Comedy 'Little'

The 'Insecure' star is the second cast member to join 13-year-old Martin's highly-anticipated film debut.

Issa Rae will join Black-ish actor Marsai Martin in the upcoming Universal Picture's comedy 'Little."

The film, which was is being produced by 13-year-old Martin, "centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self (Martin), when the pressures of adulthood become too much," reports Deadline. The young talent also came up with the initial idea for the film. Will Packer and Tina Gordon are set to direct.


Though Rae's role is yet to be announced, it makes sense that she would play the adult version of Martin's character—we'll have to wait a little longer to find out for sure though.

Little will open on September 20, 2019.

It's an exciting time for Rae, who was recently named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People last month, and won a Peabody for her work on her hit TV series Insecure. It was announced last year that the actor and writer is also set to star in the upcoming film The Hate You Give based on the Angela Thomas novel of the same name.

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Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge of rape.

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Sun-El Musician Releases Accompanying Visuals for 'Ubomi Abumanga'

Watch the new music video for Sun-El Musician and Msaki's Xhosa number 'Ubomi Abumanga'.

Sun-El Musician has dropped the new music video for his Xhosa number with Msaki, "Ubomi Abumanga" (translates to "life doesn't stop" from Xhosa). The track was released as a single in May of last year and now features on his sophomore album, To the World & Beyond. The music video, which attempts to convey the hopeful message of the song, has already clocked close to 800 thousand views on YouTube and counting.
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Listen to TNS’ Long-Awaited Sophomore Album ‘Phupholetu’

Stream TNS' new album 'Phupholetu'.

Multi-talented South African musician TNS has finally released his sophomore album Phupholetu, the follow-up to his 2019 gold-selling Madlokovu: King of African House.

The double album consists of 30 songs, which TNS has been working on since the beginning of lockdown, including the previously released singles "iBhari," "Nyathela," "Zodwa Wabantu" and "Umhlaba Wonke".

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Interview: Nasty C on The Importance of Sharing His Story

In light of his latest podcast series, we speak to Nasty C about the importance of sharing his story: "I think it's always good to document something if it takes a lot to do it."