News Brief
Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage.

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.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr 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.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Listen to Djembe Monks' New House Single 'Nhliziyo Yam' Featuring Thandy Dhlana

Zimbabwean afro-house collective Djembe Monks' latest single, featuring Thandy Dhlana, is a soothing tribal house dance track (perfect for the heartbroken).