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Not So Awkward Anymore? Issa Rae Closes 2-Year Deal with HBO Ahead of ‘Insecure’ Premiere

‘Insecure’ debuts exclusively on the premium cable network on Oct 9.

Issa Rae knows how to turn her awkwardness into an asset.


It’s sounding like HBO has high hopes for Awkward Black Girl franchise creator’s upcoming eight-episode-long laugh fest Insecure, premiering on the premium cable network Oct. 9.

Rae has secured a two-year production deal with HBO that entails developing new programming for all its platforms, including HBO Go and HBO Now, highlighting diverse narratives, according to Shadow & Act.

Comedy series Insecure, co-created with former host of The Nightly Show Larry Wilmore, follows girl friends, Issa Dee and Molly—played by Rae and creator of Nigerian-American sitcom pilot First Gen Yvonne Orji—as they navigate the ups and downs of their professional and personal lives.

You can count on Rae, whose father is Senegalese, and Orji, whose family hails from Nigeria, to weave in the awkwardness of their experiences as first-gen kids into the dramedy.

Delight in Rae’s success by watching the teaser for highly anticipated Insecure below.

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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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