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Little Simz, Dave and More to Star In 'Top Boy' Season 3 on Netflix

The highly-anticipated new season was produced by Drake and LeBron James.

Back in 2017, Drake announced that he'd be working with Netflix to revive the London-based series 'Top Boy' which had ceased production in 2013 after two seasons.

The artist has kept true to his promise, sharing a teaser of season 3 at a recent show in London. Today, Netflix has shared even more details about the show with a first-look at the upcoming season and cast announcement.

The new season features British-Nigerian rappers Little Simz, one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women, as well as Dave, who dropped his critically-acclaimed debut album Psychodrama earlier this month.


They'll also be joined by Kadeem Ramsay from Sex Education Kola Bokinni who perviously appeared in Black Mirror, Hope Ikpoku and others. The new season will see series leads Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson reprising their roles.

The season will be written by the show's original creator Roman Bennett, with Drake, his business partner Adel "Future" Nur, LeBron James—through his SpringHill Entertainment imprint—Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson stepping on as new producers.

Here's a synopsis of the upcoming season via Shadow & Act:

The new season of the show will pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner, and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Jamie, the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.

The new 10-episode season will premiere as a Netflix original later this year. Check out the trailer below.

Top Boy | Cast Announcement | Netflix youtu.be

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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Thandiswa Mazwai to Host 'Play Your Part Africa' Virtual Concert

'King Tha' will commemorate Africa Day with a virtual concert set to take place on May 30th.