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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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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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