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Stormzy, John Boyega and More Brought Joy to the 'Black Carpet at ‘Black Panther's’ European Premiere

The stars showed up and showed out for the most anticipated film of the year.

We are officially one week away from the release of the most anticipated film in recent history.

Black Panther is on its way! Following press events in Seoul earlier this week, the cast and crew of the film were in London last night at the Hammersmith Apollo for the official European premiere! Once again, they did not disappoint with their dazzling get ups, displaying black excellence at its finest.


Aside from the film's beautiful cast, some of our favorite artists and actors from across the pond also hit the "black carpet," including grime star Stormzy, John Boyega, Michaela Coel and many others.

We can't get enough of all this black magic. Check out some pics from the event below, and revisit our recap of the film's LA premiere. Enjoy!

Two words: Michaela Coel.

Stormzy was most definitely in the building.

These smiles though.

One of our absolute favorites, Chidera Eggerue, aka the Slumflower came to slay.

The Black Eyed Peas sans-Fergie also made an appearance.

We can't forget the lovely cast and crew. Lord, just look at them.

I think we can all agree that we are beyond ready to see this movie. Black Panther hits theaters February 16.

15 South African Artists to Watch in 2019

Featuring Manu WolrdStar, Ranks, Dee Koala, Touchline, Sibu Nzuza and more.

Every year a wave of artists breaks in South Africa.

Last year saw young artists such as Mlindo The Vocalist, Muzi, Una Rams, Shekhinah, Sho Madjozi, KLY, Zoocci Coke Dope, Flame, J Molley, Rowlene and a whole lot more become household names and internet sensations. They released projects that shaped the country's musical landscape—a lot of them were on our list of 20 artists who could fuck up the game in 2018.

Alongside the aforementioned artists, there were just as many who were bubbling under, releasing singles that caught the attention of many fans. In 2019, these artists stand a great chance of expanding further and reaching more ears than they did last year.

From Manu WorldStar's lovely pop, to Ranks' version of ATM (African trap music), the refreshing Xhosa rap of Dee Koala, the street raps of Touchline, among others, we bring you a list of South African artists to keep an eye out for in 2019.

*The list is in no particular order.

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Netflix Has Picked Up an Animated Musical Inspired by Shona Mythology

"Tunga" is the brainchild of Zimbabwean-born screenwriter Godwin Jabangwe.

The latest African story to become a Netflix original will be an animated, family-friendly musical based on Zimbabwean culture, Deadline reports. The streaming service won a four-way bidding battle for Tunga, created by Zimbabwean-born screenwriter and newcomer to the film industry Godwin Jabangwe.

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'Play Am' single cover.

Burna Boy Teams Up With Oritse Femi & Konshens on New Track 'Play Am'

Nigeria meets Jamaica on the Young D-produced dancehall-infused jam.

Fresh off his massive collaboration with Zlatan on "Killin' Dem," Burna Boy is back with another one.

The artist teams up with fellow Nigerian artist Oritse Femi and Jamaican artist Konshens for the dancehall-infused track "Play Am."

The song opens with a memorable verse from Konshens before both Oritse Femi and Burna join in, making for a unique fusion of Yoruba, Patois and Pidgin over the track's vibrant, multilayered production by producer Young D.

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