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Watch Skepta & Julie Adenuga's 3-Part #Homecoming Documentary

The new docu-series, Julie In Lagos, documents the massive #Homecoming events in Nigeria and their impact.

Julie in Lagos follows Beats 1 on-air host Julie Adenuga as she journeys to her parents' homeland of Nigeria to experience 'Homecoming'—a collaborative cultural exchange of music, fashion and football, hosted by Grace Ladoja, Skepta and Greatness Dex.

The series includes scenes from the 'Homecoming' concert with performances from Skepta, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage as well as UK "afroswing" pioneers like J Hus and Not3s.


It also turns a spotlight on the new generation of Nigerian creatives and features interviews with local game changers like Odunsi the Engine, Santi and Wavy the Creator.

Finally, the series captures the jersey fever in Nigeria before the World Cup and explores the link between fashion and football at the Homecoming pop-up. This housed various local and international brands like Vivendii, Off White, MAINS and Orange Culture.

Watch Apple Music and Beats 1's three-part series Julie in Lagos above and below.


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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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