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John Boyega Hitting the Azonto on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' Is All You Need to See Today

Reason 201838020384 why he's our favorite.

Nigerian film star, John Boyega, made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night to promote his film Pacific Rim Uprisingwhich debuted at number one at the box office this weekend.

The conversation then moved to the actor's time at Notting Hill Carnival. Last year videos of the actor at the carnival went viral and garnered various reactions from folks on Twitter.

When Corden asked what moves were the best to hit during the festivities, Boyega proceeded to show off some classic afrobeats-Inspired moves like the the "azonto" and the "alanta," proving once again that he'd be the perfect dance partner to hit up the carnival with—and we'd like an invite to this year's festivities. Just throwing that out there.


Later on in the show, the actor sat down for a hilarious game of "Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts" with Corden and Drew Barrymore. Boyega's Naija dad accent comes through a bit when he's asked to eat some pretty gross "foods" like a giant water scorpion and jellyfish. Watch the clip below.

Pacific Rim Uprising is in theaters now.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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