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Lupita Nyong'o Will Star In the Film Adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood'

Nyong'o will play Trevor Noah's mother Patricia Noah in the upcoming film based on his best-selling autobiography.

Following a stellar performance as Nakia in Black Panther Lupita Nyong'o will star in an upcoming film adaptation of Trevor Noah's best-selling autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

According to Deadline, Nyong'o will play Noah's mother Patricia Noah who played a unique and pivotal role in her son's upbringing. She was shot in the head by Noah's stepfather in 2009, but survived.


Noah is producing the project, and Nyong'o has also signed on as one of its executive producers.

Released in 2016, Born a Crime garnered critical acclaim and won several awards including the James Thurber Prize for American Humor as well as two NAACP Image Awards.

No word yet on when the film will be released, but we have much more to look forward to from the actor in the meantime. She'll produce and star in a series, written by Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira, based on Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah. She's also slated to star in upcoming Australian zombie comedy Little Monsters, reports Shadow and Act.

More Lupita on our screens? Yes please and thank you.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tekno x Mafikizolo, Yaw Tog, Muzi, Seyi Shay x Yemi Alade, M.anifest x Juls 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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Listen to Seyi Shay & Yemi Alade's New Track 'Pempe'

Seyi Shay & Yemi Alade's vibrant collaboration in 'Pempe' is the perfect way to usher in the weekend.

Nigerian artists Seyi Shay and Yemi Alade have teamed up for an explosive collaboration titled "Pempe". The track is Shay's first official project for this month and follows previous numbers including "Tuale", "Gimme Love (Remix)" featuring American artist Teyana Taylor, and "Murda" which were released in 2020, 2019 and 2016 respectively.

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Kimberly Anthony’s Bold Take On Fashion

Dubbed one of the coolest fashionistas in Paris, the Togolese creative talks her brand G.Y.D. Studio, journey up the fashion echelons and creating clothes that encourage authenticity.

Dressed immaculately in a swathe of angles and textures, Kimberly Anthony welcomes me with an enormous smile while elegantly seated upright. She is as pristine as I expected, but the explosive laughter that shakes her entire body throughout our chat reveals a soulful woman with a spirit so generous, even she can't contain it.

The Paris-based tastemaker-cum-model, known as @Kimberlyskinny on Instagram, may have gone down the habitual path of having enough social media followers to warrant creating her own clothing brand, but hers has been a full circle and earnest journey. To bring her bold vision to life, the Togolese creative worked with local artisans back in Lomé. Her collection of oversized garments invoke long, hot summer days and make a mockery of formalities.

Born in Togo and briefly raised in Ghana, at age seven Kimberly moved to Paris' stark and unfamiliar streets — which now at 26, she inhabits with ease. Her brand G.Y.D. Studio has created a stir beyond her own expectations — she is suddenly in higher demand than ever. With her confidence deservedly overflowing, she raises her glass with a toast to my first question.

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