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The 'Black Panther' Cast and Rami Malek Win Big at the 2019 SAG Awards

Revisit Chadwick Boseman's epic acceptance speech with the "Black Panther" cast here.

As the 2019 awards season continues, the winners of the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards were given their Actor statues Sunday. You already know who we're stanning—all things Black Panther and Rami Malek.


Malek took home the award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role" for his moment as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Black Panther received two SAG Awards—"Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture" as well as the coveted "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture."

The cast with their glowing skin and proud presence accepted the award with Chadwick Boseman's speech that spoke loud and clear—that the success of Black Panther will not be limited to this moment.

"When I think of going to work everyday, and the passion and the intelligence, the resolve, the discipline that everybody showed, I also think of two questions that we all have received that during the course of multiple publicity runs. And one is, 'Did we know that this movie was going to receive this kind of response?' Meaning, 'Was it going to to make a billion dollars? Was it still going to be around during this awards season?' And the second question is, 'Has it changed the industry? Has it actually changed the way this industry works? How it sees us?' And my answer to that is—to be young, gifted and black," he says.

Watch the epic acceptance speech in full below.

Black Panther: Award Acceptance Speech | 25th Annual SAG Awards | TNT youtu.be

Check out the full list of SAG Award winners from Variety here.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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Comedian Munya Chawawa has recently announced that he has signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records UK, this according to Greedy South. Chawawa's humorous sketches continue to land him a number of prominent deals. Unknown P, one of Chawawa's funny personalities, is the winning man who secured the deal with Atlantic Records for his humourous "drill rap". The news follows Chawawa's Netflix deal after exquisitely parodying BBC news reader, Barty Crease. The Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian took to Twitter to announce the news.

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Burkina Faso Commences Presidential Elections Despite Jihadist Attacks

Burkina Faso has gone ahead with the country's scheduled presidential elections despite continued attacks from Jihadist groups.

According to EWN, Burkina Faso went ahead with planned elections this past Sunday despite Jihadist threats which resulted in more than a fifth of the country not being able to vote. Additionally, opposition parties have been adamant about unseating current President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. According to Business Day news, Burkina Faso has been facing an unprecedented increase in Al-Qaeda related attacks which have destablised the country.

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