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Lupita Nyong'o Might Be One of The Next 'Charlie's Angels'

Lupita Nyong'o might star in the upcoming Charlie's Angles reboot.

Lupita Nyong'o might become one of Charlie's Angels.

The Kenyan actress is being eyed for the latest Charlie's Angels remake, Variety repots. According to reports, she'll likely join Kristen Stewart—yes the awkward girl from Twighlight—who's also being tapped to play one of the three kick-ass private investigators.

Not sure who asked for this remake, and we have our reservations, but if Lupita is in it, we'll at least give it a shot.

We're interested to see who the third angel will be—we're hoping Lupita isn't just being thrown in as the "token" black angel, but this is Hollywood after all.

The actress is yet to confirm her involvement in the film, so we're keeping our eyes peeled for more on the story. Details are sparse, but some folks are already pretty excited about it.

Others aren't quite sold.

Some people have even suggested their own cast:

The upcoming film will be a follow-up to the 2000 box-office hit that starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, and the 2003 sequel that followed. The film is being set for a 2019 release.

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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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