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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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Interview: Adekunle Gold Channels Refreshing Truths Into Afropop

Adekunle Gold achieves an artistic freedom that most mainstream artists don't have through a smooth balance of introspection and club bangers.

A few years ago, Adekunle Gold broke out into the scene with a refreshing way of carrying himself, presenting his art and speaking his truth with music. His debut single "Sade" started this journey of chart topping releases, sold out shows, and the constantly evolving sound that graces African airwaves. Gold's self assurance made him stand out from the very beginning, as his sound was delivered with intent, compassion, and stuffed with personal truths.

Not many artists are willing to try new things with their music, and in order to maintain mainstream success, some cling to one sound, one image and direction often crafted from fragments of their first hit. These artists get stuck trying to recreate a capsule in time, while true artists are open to the dynamic of change, and the necessity of renewal.

Adekunle Gold is one of a handful in his profession who draws on a spectrum of experiences to make honest music which is consistent with the self-revelations of a growing man. This has become his biggest strength, allowing him to craft contemplative songs like "Sade" and "Oreke" and still create afropop magic like "Something Different"

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