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Lupita Nyong'o Joins Henry Louis Gates on 'Finding Your Roots'

Lupita Nyong'o's episode premieres tonight, and we can't wait to learn more about her family history.

Lupita Nyong'o will be a guest on Henry Louis Gates' PBS series, Finding Your Roots, tonight and we're intrigued to learn more about her family history.


The noted Harvard scholar as unearthed the family histories of influential people, including Ava DuVernay and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the show shapes and reimagines what having a "national identity" means.

Nyong'o shared a clip of her segment on social media, where she finds out that she's a descendent of the most recent woman of whom all human beings stem from—mtDNA Eve.

"When mtDNA Eve was walking around, there were no human beings alive outside of Africa," Gates says to Nyong'o. "Everybody was black in the whole world."

"I predate race! That's dope," she responds.

Although it's important to take genealogy findings from DNA samples with a grain of salt, it's interesting to learn how one can go back in time to learn where they come from.

Catch Lupita Nyong'o's episode, which also features NBA star Carmelo Anthony and political commentator Ana Navarro, tonight on PBS. For times, check your local listings.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Tru Hitz and Co Kayn Drop Joint EP ‘The Wave’

South African hip-hop producers Tru Hitz and Co Kayn release new Joint EP 'The Wave' featuring Yanga Chief, Stogie T, Maglera Doe Boy, Indigo Stella, YoungstaCPT, Big Star Johnson and many more.