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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 Weeks—a 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.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli RodrĂ­guez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-PastorĂ­a lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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