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Nigerian-British Actor Susan Wokoma Joins Star-Studded Cast In 'Enola Holmes' Adaptation

Susan Wokoma has been making serious career moves this year.

2019 is the year of Susan Wokoma. The Nigerian-British actor and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit has had huge opportunities lined up for her after viewers took note of her talent on Chewing Gum.


Wokoma is set to join the stacked cast in a film adaptation based on Nancy Springer's series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Deadline reports. The books chronicle the ventures of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes' younger sister, Enola—who's characterized to be just as much of a talented detective as her older siblings.

Directed by Harry Bradbeer, written by Jack Thorne and produced by Legendary, Wokoma will be working with Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Claflin, Fiona Shaw and Adeel Akhtar.

Wokoma also has more exciting projects in the works: she's currently writing her feature film debt, Three Weeksa rom-com about abortion—as well as becoming a series regular in CBS' new comedy pilot, Super Simple Love Story.

She continues to be one to watch and we're here for it.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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