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'Judas and the Black Messiah' Added to 2021 Sundance Film Festival

'Judas and the Black Messiah' Added to 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The historical drama, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and several others, has released an exhilarating new trailer ahead of its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Judas and the Black Messiah, the historical drama that has recently entered the Oscars race, has been added to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, ahead of it's release on HBO Max, Warner Bros has also released an exhilarating new trailer for the film following the initial trailer which was shared about five months ago.


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Judas and the Black Messiah stars Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback, and several others. The feature film, which is the directorial debut of Shaka King, tells the story of how the Black Panther Party came to be infiltrated by William O'Neal (played by Stanfield) in order to gather intelligence on the chairman, Fred Hampton (played by Kaluuya) who is eventually assassinated. The Black Panther Party was a vital part of the American Civil Rights movement. Read more about its history here.

Produced by Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, the latter describes the production saying, "Chairman Fred Hampton is somebody whose life work, and the story of his assassination, has been relevant since the day [it] happened and only continues to become more relevant with context."

Speaking about the addition of the film to the festival, Sundance Festival Director Tabitha Jackson says, "We are delighted to welcome these powerful works into our program." Jackson adds that, "In a year where our Festival already exemplifies the vanguard of bold, visionary storytelling from around the world, they help further expand our boundaries."

Watch the new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah below:

Judas and the Black Messiah - Official Trailer 2 www.youtube.com

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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