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Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke Are In Talks to Star In Jordan Peele's Upcoming Thriller 'Us'

Peele's long-awaited follow-up to "Get Out" is on the way.

Black Panther costars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke may be returning to the big screen together very soon.

The two are in talks to star in Jordan Peele's long-awaited sophomore film "Us," described as an "original and provocative thriller," though plot details are still are yet to be revelaed, Variety reports. The comedian and director shared the film's title, poster, and release date last night on Twitter.

Duke is fresh off his role as M'Baku in both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, while Nyong'o is adding to her already extensive lineup of upcoming roles, which includes leading roles in John Woo's upcoming remake of The Killer, and 355, an upcoming all-female ensemble film.


The Handmaid's Tale star Elizabeth Moss is also in talks to star in the film, which will be the first movie produced under Peele's first-look deal with Universal Pictures. He's both writing and directing the film. "Us" comes after the massive success of Peele's 2017 directorial debut Get Out, which he won a Best Screenplay Oscar for earlier this year.

With this stellar group of actors being eyed for lead roles, "Us" is shaping up to be another critical and box office success to add to Peele's expanding resume.

The movie will hit theartres on March 15, 2019 so be ready.

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Lukhanyo Mdingi on Making his Paris Fashion Week Debut

We talked to the South African designer who, after co-winning the LMVH Prize last year, showcased his Bodyland Autumn/Winter 22-23 collection in Paris earlier this month.

In 2015, South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi founded his eponymous label. Inspired by his mother and grandmother who raised him, Mdingi has created a formidable brand that is centered on building a bridge between heritage and timeless fashion pieces. Since the brand’s inception, Mdingi has made great strides in fashion, from his NYFW debut in 2019 to being crowned a joint winner of the 2021 LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Prize.

This year, Mdingi took his vision of Africa to France’s fashion capital, Paris, where he made his Bodyland Autumn/Winter 22-23 debut for the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Collection. Being the first designer on the program schedule to present, Mdingi showcased a collection that spoke of the relationship he shares with himself and the artisans he collaborates with. For the past two years, Mdingi has been working to source his woven textiles and knitwear from crafts communities in Burkina Faso, Somalia, and the Eastern Cape, and the collection featured textural and sartorial nuances paying homage to his being a young Black creative.

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Ayra Starr Proves That She Is Not To Be Toyed With In New Video For 'Beggie Beggie'

The Nigerian superstar joins forces with fellow singer CKay in her latest run at topping the charts.

Nigerian singer Ayra Starr joins forces with fellow Nigerian crooner CKay to bring fans a passionate reminder of how complex romantic relationships can be. The 19-year singer-songwriter has finally gifted us with the accompanying visuals to power ballad 'Beggie Beggie', off of her 2021 debut album 19 & Dangerous.

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The Ebo Sisters on Debuting Their First Feature Film at Sundance

Nigerian-American filmmakers Adamma and Adnanne Ebo are premiering their debut feature film Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul, starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown at the Sundance Film Festival.

Growing up in Atlanta’s Nigerian community, the church played a big part in the lives of Adamma and Adanne Ebo. So it’s no surprise the identical twin sisters, who founded Ejime Productions (twins in Igbo) together, centered their first feature film around the subject of religion.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul is making its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, with Adamma as writer-director and Adanne as producer, alongside the likes of Regina Hall and Sterling K Brown, who star in the film, and Daniel Kaluuya. The film is a satire on for-profit religion, exploring a couple, played by Hall and Brown, who run a Southern Baptist megachurch trying to manage the aftermath of a scandal.

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A Ugandan Author Has Been Abducted By The Military For Calling The President's Son 'Obese'

Ugandan courts set Kakwenza Rukirabashaija free on bail this week before unidentified security forces "picked him up". His whereabouts are currently unknown.