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Megalyn Echikunwoke Has Been Cast In an Upcoming Drama Series at Fox

The Nigerian-American actor known for her appearances in the films "Late Night" and "Night School" will play the role of a criminal defense lawyer in this untitled pilot.

Megalyn Echikunwoke is the Nigerian-American actor known for her recent roles in the 2019 Sundance Festival-acclaimed Late Night and Tiffany Haddish's comedy Night School.

Variety reports that she's set to appear in the pilot season of an untitled drama series over at Fox based on an Australian show entitled, Sisters.


The show appears to be a whirlwind of a plot. Here's the synopsis below:

Only child Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow) has her life turned upside down when it's revealed that her father, a pioneering Nobel Prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children over the course of his career. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters—her former best friend (Echikunwoke) and an ex-Olympic athlete. Against all odds, the women attempt to form an untraditional family and lean on each other as they grapple with their own identity crises.

Echikunwoke has been cast as Edie—a criminal defense attorney who works with her husband leading a seemingly successful life. In the show, we'll follow her character navigate her unhappiness with her marriage while longing for stability in her life.

The untitled Fox pilot will be written and executive produced by Annie Weisman, with Jason Katims, Imogen Banks (the creator of the original series), Jeni Mulein and Sharon Levy also onboard as executive producers.

Along with her roles in Late Night and Night School, Echikunwoke is known for her role in DC Comics' live-action and animated TV projects, playing Mari McCabe, or Vixen.

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Stormzy, YBN Cordae, Ari Lennox and Col3trane Added to Rocking The Daisies 2020 Lineup

Stormzy, YBN Cordae, Ari Lennox and Col3trane will be performing in South Africa during this year's edition of Rocking The Daisies.

Rocking The Daisies is celebrating its 15th year of existence this year. The popular music and lifestyle festival recently announced they have added four new names on the bills—UK's Stormzy and Col3trane alongside US rapper YBN Cordae and the singer Ari Lennox.

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Togolese President Wins Re-election to Secure Fourth Term in Office

President Faure Gnassingbé prepares for a fourth term in office following an election wrought with fraud allegations.

Togo's electoral commission has just released the preliminary results of the first round of the presidential election.

President Faure Gnassingbé reportedly secured 72 percent of the vote while his main opposition and former Prime Minister Agbeyome Kodjo who straddled behind with just 18 percent of the vote, according to Aljazeera.

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This Is What Fatoumata Diawara's NYC Concert Looked Like

In photos: the Malian singer performed a stunning show at The Town Hall.

Fatoumata Diawara played a mesmerizing show in New York City over the weekend.

The Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor had The Town Hall swaying to a selection of songs from her latest Grammy-nominated album, Fenfo, as well as other classic cuts.

Fatoumata was joined on the night by a four-piece backing band that followed her every word and guitar riff, as she showcased her special blend of traditional Malian music and striking Bambara vocal melodies with elements of modern rock, funk, R&B and afrobeat.

"I didn't want to sing in English or French because I wanted to respect my African heritage," Fatoumata has mentioned."But I wanted a modern sound because that's the world I live in. I'm a traditionalist, but I need to experiment, too. You can keep your roots and influences but communicate them in a different style."

Fatoumata's main message, one which she stated throughout the show, is one of hope for the future of Africa and of female empowerment. It's "about the world, peace, how Africa can be a better place, especially for women, because I am one, and I am a survivor," she says. "I want to encourage those who have lost hope."

Browse through pictures from her show at The Town Hall, which was opened by Guatemala's Gabby Moreno, below.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wizkid & More Bag NAACP Image Awards

Check out the full list of winners for this year's NAACP Image Awards.

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were held this past Saturday in Pasadena, California.

Naturally, the awards show pulled through and finally gave our fave Black performers the recognition they deserve for their outstanding performances last year.

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