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Lupita Nyong'o's Breathtaking Hollywood Reporter Cover Story Is Full of Gems

The actress graces the January issue of the magazine, where she opens up about her childhood, insecurities, and 'Black Panther.'

Lupita Nyong'o opens up about her childhood in political exile, her journey into acting, working on Black Panther and much more in a new cover feature with the Hollywood Reporter.


The actress reveals several illuminating details about her life and career throughout the interview that she hasn't spoken about openly until now.

On her brave decision to come forward with her account of sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, the actress had this to say:

"I felt uncomfortable in my silence, and I wanted to liberate myself from it and contribute to the discussion, that was just what I felt I needed to do, quite viscerally. I couldn't sleep. I needed to get it out."

Nyong'o was also candid when speaking about her insecutires—yes, she has them too.

"That's OK," she says, with a sly smile, "because it will keep me grounded. I don't need to be so full of myself that I feel I am without flaw. I can feel beautiful and imperfect at the same time. I have a healthy relationship with my aesthetic insecurities."

The piece also features a playful video, in which the actor answers some fan questions about her acting experiences and life on the set of Black Panther. Check out a clip from the video below.

You can watch the full video and read the full Hollywood Reporter story here.

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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.