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Lupita Nyong'o Has Been Tapped to Play an Assassin In an Upcoming Remake of 'The Killer'

The Kenyan actress is set to star in the remake of John Woo's action classic.

A remake of an iconic action film, starring our fave Lupita Nyong'o? Yes please and thank you.

The Kenyan actor has been tapped to play the assassin in an upcoming remake of John Woo's 1989 crime classic The Killer, reports Deadline.

Universal Pictures has given the movie the go-ahead with John Woo as the producer. Nyong'o is in talks to take on the role, originally played by Chow Yun-fat, of an assassin protecting the life of an innocent bystander who was accidentally blinded during a hit.


The film has been fast-tracked and is set to begin filming later this year, Deadline reports.

This is far from the only project in the works for the Oscar-winner. She's teaming up with Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira to create a mini-series based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, and she is also set to star alongside Viola Davis in an upcoming film about the Dahomey Amazon Warriors.

We'll be seeing plenty of Lupita on our screens, and needless to say, we're excited.

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A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.

There are significant concerns over human rights abuses in Cameroon, according to a report shared by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The campaign group has highlighted the rising persecution of members of the Cameroonian LGBT community which have been documented over the past few months. Security forces in the country have been accused of threatening, assaulting and arresting queer individuals.

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With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.

Toka Hlongwane is a Johannesburg-based documentary photographer whose work often casts a lens on society's underclass. His most recent photo series, Impilo ka Darkie, shot over five years, is Hlongwane's attempt to answer two questions: what does it mean to be Black? And, above that, what is the measure of Black life?

Part of Impilo ka Darkie's appeal is that it also documents Hlongwane's growth as a photographer. As the years roll on, his composition becomes stronger, the focus on his pictures becomes much sharper and a storyline begins to emerge in his work.

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Kamo Mphela's Latest EP 'Nkulunkulu' is a Must-Listen

While Kamo Mphela's comparison to the late Lebo Mathosa has been front and centre, it's really her vibrant amapiano EP 'Nkulunkulu' that should be centre stage.

South African amapiano artist, Kamo Mphela, has been a major talking point on social media recently after one fan on social media compared her to the late kwaito artist, Lebo Mathosa. While the debate focused on whether the comparison had any merit to it (as is often the case in comparisons between new wave and veteran artists), what is undeniable is the talent of both women. Twenty-one-year-old Mphela, who released her Nkulunkulu EP last week, delivered a vibrant project which deserves to be acknowledged beyond conversations that unwittingly take away from her own journey as an upcoming artist.

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