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Lupita Nyong'o Is Set to Star In This Exciting New Sci-Fi Comedy

It's being described as "Men In Black" meets "Miss Congeniality."

Fresh off her stellar performance in Jordan Peele's Us, Lupita Nyong'o has signed on for another exciting new film project, and it seems she's trading in her nightmarish "tethered" performance for something more lighthearted this time around.

The actress is set to produce and star in an upcoming sci-fi comedy from Universal, which is being described as a cross between Men In Black and Miss Congeniality, as noted in Shadow and Act.

Plot details are scarce—the film doesn't even have a title yet, but it will be a "star vehicle" for the actress as she'll be stepping on as producer as well, according to Deadline. The film's working title is Miss Universe.


The actress is slated for a number of upcoming projects. She is also set to produce the film adaptation of Trevor Noah's best-selling memoire Born a Crime, in which he'll play Noah's mother Patricia. Her film Little Monsters, which premiered at Sundance, is also set to come out later this year. She'll narrate the upcoming BBC wildlife series Serengeti along with John Boyega who will narrate the UK version of the series.

She isn't only making waves on the big screen, either. She'll also publish her first children's book Sulwe later this year, which she hopes will inspire children to love the skin they're in.

Her star power is truly out of this world, and we're here for it.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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