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Kofi Siriboe Is Set To Star in Romantic Feature Film, 'Really Love'

Your favorite eye candy will be back on the big screen very soon.

Queen Sugar's Kofi Siriboe will star as the lead role in the film, Really Love, which is also Angel Kristi Williams' feature directorial debut, Deadline reports.


Siriboe is set to play an up-and-coming black painter who tries to break into the competitive art world while balancing an unexpected whirlwind romance, with gentrified Washington, D.C. as the backdrop.

Filming is expected to begin this summer in D.C. and in Baltimore.

Siriboe has continued to thrive in his own lane. Aside from his reoccurring roles in Queen Sugar Season 3 and in MTV's Awkward, he recently launched ViaKofi—a production platform which released the short film, WTF Is Mental Health, which took the issue of mental health in the black community head on. You can watch the film here.

Really Love was co-written by Williams and Felicia A. Pride, with the story by Pride and Sandford Grimes. MACRO, Charles D. King's production company behind the Oscar-nominated film Fences, is the financial backer and producer of the film.

The film's producers are Mel Jones of Dear White People, King, Kim Roth and Aaliyah Williams, with MACRO's Poppy Hanks, Latisha Fortune, Grimes, Stephanie Allain, Kim Coleman and Pride serving as executive producers.

UPDATE 7/27/2018: Nigeria's Uzo Aduba and Ethiopian-Guyanese actress Jade Eshete have signed on to be in Really Love, Deadline reports.

Naturi Naughton, Tristan Mack Wilds and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing (from OWN's Love Is_) have signed on to the film, which is currently filming in Baltimore.

Check out the synopsis from Deadline below:

The story follows the life of a starving artist (Siriboe) in gentrifying Washington D.C. who is struggling to find his place in the prestigious art world. When a young law student (Wong-Loi-Sing) unexpectedly comes into his life, he must choose between a whirlwind romance and his budding career as a successful painter.
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The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

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Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo

South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu has released his AW21 collection, Alchemy, and it is beautiful. For his latest collection, the 2019 LVMP prize winner introduced a redefinition of his previous work, Counter Intelligent, featuring embroidered chiffon dresses, pink blazers and cinched waist belts.

For the new collection, Thebe Magugu collaborated with the photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a 1970s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo. The short film, which is written, directed and photographed by Moolman, shows the power play between two rival girl gangs named the "ultimate midnite angels" who speak Zulu and Setswana.

The short film begins at the river with an initiation rite, then the sending out of the initiated woman to become a spy. There's also a love affair between two women of rival tribes that warrants a capture. Each scene of the movie introduces the fits to the collection as well as exhibiting the fluidity of the outfits.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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