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Rotimi Is Set To Star in Mauritius-Shot Romantic Comedy 'Singleholic'

The Nigerian-American "Power" star is moving on to funnier things.

We all know him as Darius Morrison from Starz series, Boss, and Andre Coleman on the currently trending Starz's drama, Power. Now he's expanding his repertoire and dabbling into stories with a lighter tone.

Nigerian-American actor, model and singer, Olurotimi "Rotimi" Akinosho, will star in the romantic comedy, Singleholic, adapted from the novel by teacher, blogger, and writer, Katherine Birbalsingh (Bing), Variety reports.


The film is helmed by Bing herself, who wrote the screenplay, along with producer Milan Selassie (Back to School Mom), and director, Bryan Barber (Idlewild, and the upcoming sci-fi film, Gigantor).

One of the most exciting elements about Singelholic, besides being able to see Rotimi in a comedy, is that it is currently being filmed in the beautiful country of Mauritius.

Rotimi will play the love interest of American actor, Erica Ash, who goes on a serial dating journey after suddenly deciding she wants to settle down.

Rotimi is on a roll, having just finished shooting the series, A Luv Tale, starring Vanessa Williams, Sheria Irving, and other great talents. Not only is Rotimi the lead in the series, but he also serves as executive producer.

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Cameroon's LGBT Community is Facing Increasing Persecution

A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.

There are significant concerns over human rights abuses in Cameroon, according to a report shared by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The campaign group has highlighted the rising persecution of members of the Cameroonian LGBT community which have been documented over the past few months. Security forces in the country have been accused of threatening, assaulting and arresting queer individuals.

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Toka Hlongwane’s Photo Series ‘Impilo ka Darkie’ Aims to Give an Insight Into Black South Africans’ Experiences

With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.

Toka Hlongwane is a Johannesburg-based documentary photographer whose work often casts a lens on society's underclass. His most recent photo series, Impilo ka Darkie, shot over five years, is Hlongwane's attempt to answer two questions: what does it mean to be Black? And, above that, what is the measure of Black life?

Part of Impilo ka Darkie's appeal is that it also documents Hlongwane's growth as a photographer. As the years roll on, his composition becomes stronger, the focus on his pictures becomes much sharper and a storyline begins to emerge in his work.

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Kamo Mphela's Latest EP 'Nkulunkulu' is a Must-Listen

While Kamo Mphela's comparison to the late Lebo Mathosa has been front and centre, it's really her vibrant amapiano EP 'Nkulunkulu' that should be centre stage.

South African amapiano artist, Kamo Mphela, has been a major talking point on social media recently after one fan on social media compared her to the late kwaito artist, Lebo Mathosa. While the debate focused on whether the comparison had any merit to it (as is often the case in comparisons between new wave and veteran artists), what is undeniable is the talent of both women. Twenty-one-year-old Mphela, who released her Nkulunkulu EP last week, delivered a vibrant project which deserves to be acknowledged beyond conversations that unwittingly take away from her own journey as an upcoming artist.

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