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Issa Rae Set to Star In Upcoming Romantic Comedy 'American Princess'

Issa Rae is taking her talents to the big screen once again.

Insecure show runner Issa Rae, has taken on yet another exciting film project.

The actress will star in 'American Princess' an upcoming romantic comedy from the producer and director behind Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, Paul Feig, reports Shadow and Act.

The film will be directed by Stella Meghie, who premiered her latest film The Weekend at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film's script was created by Nigerian-American writer, Amy Anobi, who has previously worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Insecure.


Here's a plot summary of the film via The Hollywood Reporter:

The film centers on an American woman (Rae) who moves to London, where she's drawn into a world of wealth and high society and falls in love in a very unexpected way.

Issa made her first big screen appearance this month in the coming-of-age film, The Hate U Give. She is also set to star in the film Little with Black-ish star Marsai Martin, which is due out in September 2019.

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South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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Nigeria's DJ Spinall Adds 6lack On The New 'Sere' Remix

American artist 6lack joins Nigerian Afropop singer Fireboy DML in bringing additional magic to DJ Spinall's remix of the single 'Sere'.

Nigeria's DJ Spinall has officially dropped the remix for his latest massive hit single "Sere'', off his fifth studio album Grace. The "Sere" remix comes packed with power, especially, with the addition of American rapper 6lack to the banger that originally, only, featured Fireboy DML. The remix follows the music video release for the original "Sere" single, which has amassed millions of views thus far. The remix is a bonus Afopop track worth the listen.

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