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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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You Can Now Watch the Documentary 'Bigger Than Africa' on Netflix

Award-winning Nigerian Director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye's first feature film is out this Friday, the 13th exclusively on the global streaming platform.

Netflix's investment in original African stories has seen a hoard of brilliant minds and their creations gain access to global audiences. The latest creative to share their narrative on the global streaming platform is award-winning Nigerian director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye and his first feature film 'Bigger Than Africa'. The film, produced by Los Angeles-based Motherland Productions is available on the streaming platform this Friday, May 13th.


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The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold, Ladipoe, Rema 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.

If you like these music lists, you can also check out our Best Songs of the Month columns following Nigerian, Ghanaian, East African and South African music.

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Burna Boy Makes His Directorial Debut With New Video for Single 'Last Last'

The African Giant continues to push the envelope, as he teases his sixth studio album, Love, Damini.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy has done it again, folks.

The African Giant made his directorial debut this week with the release of his new single, 'Last Last', off of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Love Damini. The single, a sample of American R&B singer Toni Braxton's hit single 'He Wasn't Man Enough For Me', is but a taste of what the Afro-fusion heavyweight has in store for fans this summer.

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