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Listen to Manu WorldStar's New Banger 'Future Plan'

If you haven't heard Manu's latest track, hop onto it now.

After releasing the hit song "Nalingi" that solidified his spot in the music game and reached a million streams, Manu WorldStar is back with what sounds like another hit. The young rapper who's been dabbling in Afropop recently, continues to dabble in the genre, in what we hope will become his mainstay because the truth is, he's damn good at it.


In "Nalingi", Manu speaks of loving an African beauty and the many things he would do for her. He had all the women swooning and all the guys trying to emulate his smooth and oh-so-natural charm.

In "Future Plan", which similarly echoes the calm pace of "Nalingi", there is the continuation of the theme of being in love with a leading lady. He talks about a trust and happiness that eventually leads to marriage and putting a ring on it as part of his future plans. Manu is definitely committed to serenading his fans in a way only he knows how and we're here for it.

In the chorus he sings:

"If you make me nice I'll be your man, future plans, understand me
If you make me nice I'll be your man, take my hand, understand me."

Manu WorldStar certainly looks poised to fuck this whole game up and we'll be right here taking notes.


Listen to "Future Plan" below or stream it on Apple Music or Spotify and other major streaming platforms.

Manu Worldstar - Future Plan www.youtube.com

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What to Watch at Home During Coronavirus Shutdown: ARRAY's New Digital African Film Series

The film platform, from director Ava DuVernay, is hosting a weekly movie-viewing experience for the "global online community of cinephiles."

If you're looking for African films to dive into while at home during the coronavirus outbreak, a new digital series from award-winning director Ava DuVernay's film collective ARRAY is a great place to start. The multi-media platform and arts collective is launching its #ARRAYMatinee series, and each film will be available for viewing here.

#ARRAYMatinee is a virtual movie-viewing experience that will screen a string of the collective's previously released independent films from Africa and the diaspora. The weekly series begins on Wednesday, April 1 with a viewing of the 2015 South African coming-of-age film Ayanda. "Viewers will take a cinematic journey to the international destinations and cultures featured in five films that were released via the ARRAY Releasing independent film distribution collective that amplifies that work of emerging filmmakers of color and women of all kinds," says the platform in a press release. To promote a communal viewing experience, viewers are also encouraged to have discussions on Twitter, using the hashtag #ARRAYMatinee.

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