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'Queen Sono' to return for a second season.

Netflix's 'Queen Sono' to Return for Second Season

Following a wildly successful first season, Netflix has announced that Africa's first Original Series, 'Queen Sono,' will return for a second season.

Netflix has recently announced that its first African Original Series Queen Sono will be renewed for a second season. The six-part spy-thriller, written by Kagiso Lediga and starring Pearl Thusi as the lead actress alongside Vuyo Dabula, Chiedza Mhende and Kate Liquorish, premiered at the end of February and received rave reviews across the board.


The first season of Queen Sono was undeniably explosive. The audience was introduced to Queen (Thusi), a secret agent for the Special Operations Group (SOG). We gradually began to understand her relentless quest to find the person that killed her political activist-mother and the forces which wanted to keep the truth buried for as long as possible.

While the series itself is centred on Queen and her complex life, the story arch involving Russian heiress Ekaterina Gromova (Liquorish) and the pan-Africanist rebel Shandu (Dabula), is admittedly far more gripping than that of the main character. Add to that Mhende's fierce portrayal of Queen's boss Miri, and it's hardly surprising that the production is set to return for its second season.

READ: 'Queen Sono' is the Bad-Ass Women-Led Spy Thriller Like No Other: Here's What its Stars Have to Say About It.

The second season will see Queen continuing to search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa in addition to dealing with her family's past and complicated love life.

Speaking about his brainchild returning to the screen, Lediga says, "I am so excited by the appetite for African stories and that Netflix is continuing to partner with us to bring to life the next chapter of Queen's story and showcase it to the world."

The premiere date for the second season is still to be announced. In the meantime, if you haven't watched the first season as yet, we've got you covered. Watch Queen Sono on Netflix here.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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