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Lupita Nyong'o Shines in the New Trailer for Jordan Peele’s Film 'Us'

See how fans have been reacting on Twitter to the upcoming film

Even for those of us that don't care about the horror genre, a new film from Jordan Peele is always something to be excited about.

On Christmas day, Peele dropped the trailer to his upcoming film Us which looks even more epic than Get Out. The new project will be coming out on March 15 2019. The film features Lupita Nyong'o as Adelaine and Winston Duke as Gabe, a cute couple on a vacation to their summer home in California where everything will inevitably go terribly wrong.


Unlike most trailers that give away the whole story in a few minutes, the plot is not that clear from the scenes showed. All we know is that there will be a lot of blood caused by a mysterious pair of scissors. If the movie is as crazy as this trailer makes it seem, you won't be looking at scissors the same way next year.

Anticipating how fans might compare this to Get Out, Peele said that Us will not be about race. Describing the new film he said, "For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology. I wanted to do something that was more firmly in the horror genre but still held on to my love of movies that are twisted but fun."


While the trailer has some horror movie tropes that could be repetitive like the theme of monsters breaking into a house, Peele's films tend to give intense dark twists to predictable moments. Fans didn't quite know what the monsters in the trailer represented leading to a lot of speculating on twitter in anticipation of the new film.





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Listen to WurlD's New 'Love Is Contagious' EP

A sound that connects to the quintessential Afropolitan mind.

Nigerian-American singer WurlD drops his new 9-song EP, Love Is Contagious.

The new release, which is led by popular singles like "Show You Off" featuring Walshy Fire & Shizzi and "Contagious," sees the blue-haired WurlD blending elements of Nigerian juju music with pop and R&B;, making for a captivating and energetic fusion.

"Love is Contagious is a conversation about love, from the infatuation stage to drowning in the emotion to the commitment stage," mentions WurlD. "This EP is something everyone can relate to at some point in their lives. It has always been my goal to add a different range to the conversation and Love is Contagious does that, taking my fans and family on the journey a man goes through finding himself in love."

WurlD's creates "a sound that connects to the quintessential Afropolitan mind," wrote our contributor Joey Akan in an exclusive interview piece with the Lagos-born singer.

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Social Media Is Doodling On Pictures of Burundi's President In Support of Arrested Schoolgirls

Folks online are using the hashtag #FreeOurGirls to remind Burundi's president that scribbling is not a crime.

Last week, three Burundian schoolgirls were taken into custody after doodling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in their textbooks. The girls, all under the age of 18, face up to five years in prison for the act.

Now folks on social media are rallying behind the girls, using the hashtag #FreeOurGirls. People are not only voicing their unwavering support for the young girls against the heavy hand of the president, they're also using it as an opportunity to share pictures of the president with their own doodles.

In true elementary form, some images show the president with playfully drawn-on mustaches, hats and hair. One of the more creative doodles shows the president with a curled mustached and a short blue wig on.

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Nasty C Says The EP He’s Working on With NO I.D. Will Sound “Close to Home”

Nasty C says the songs on the EP he's working on with No I.D. "will sound so close to home, it will feel like they should be our gospel songs."

By now you should know Nasty C is working on some music with No I.D.. Ever since images of the South African rapper and producer in studio with No I.D. and Big Sean hit the internet about a month ago, we've all been kept guessing.

However, Nasty recently shared some new details about the project. While talking to Slikour in an interview that was published on Slikour On Life, the Durban rapper shared what the response to his sophomore album Strings and Bling (2018) meant to him.

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