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Lupita Nyong'o Talks Poop and Porn on 'Billy On The Street'

Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar-winning star of 12 Years A Slave, guests on "Billy On The Street" to joke about goat sex, Asian porn, and poop.

If you like constant screaming and prolific cursing, then "Billy On The Street" is for you. But you probably wouldn't expect Lupita Nyong'o, the Oscar-winning star of 12 Years a Slave, to pop up on the show.


They have the tiny actor running around Manhattan streets yelling profanity at random passersby. Billy's general premise for the skit is whether Nyong'o should be a comedian or not. So he's got her quoting routines from such high-minded comics as Bob Saget, Andrew Dice Clay and others, covering philosophical topics like goat sex, Asian porn, and poop.

But Nyong'o is game, and she dutifully recites her cringe-worthy lines to the unsuspecting victims, albeit with a deadpan delivery. Problem is, the people are generally not amused. "That's not funny," one guy says, before getting his hat nearly knocked off his head as Billy rushes off in disgust at his lack of taste.

Most don't laugh at the jokes, although some are definitely psyched to meet her. "Can I take a picture?" another interviewee asks excitedly. "No you can not!" screams Billy, before launching into his explanation for running up on them.

So is she funny? Maybe. But we'll never really know from the Billy show. It's cool she gave it a shot, though. I guess.

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Interview: ÌFÉ Blends Music & Religion to Honor Those Who Have Died During the Pandemic

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There are bands that open up a spiritual world through their music. ÌFÉ is one example. An electro-futurist band that fuses Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jamaican dancehall with Yoruba mystical voices. With the success of their 2017 debut album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), ÌFÉ has reached an audience that is looking for Caribbean and contemporary sounds.

The Puerto Rican-based band just released a new EP, The Living Dead- Ashé Bogbo Egun, that aims to heal and honor those who have died during this pandemic. Otura Mun, the band leader, is an African-American producer and percussionist, who began a personal journey about a decade ago, when he landed in San Juan, and decided to move there. He learned Spanish, dug deep into his African ancestry and started to practice the Yoruba-Caribbean religion of Santería.

ÌFÉ, which means "love and expansion" in Yoruba, ties two worlds, music and religion, artistically. This new EP modernized prayer songs to hopefully make them more accessible to a younger generation. OkayAfrica spoke with Otura Mun on his latest work.

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