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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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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Nasty C, Davido, Mr Eazi x Nicki Minaj 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, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

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

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.