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Nigerian-British Actor Susan Wokoma Will Be a Series Regular in CBS Romcom Pilot, 'Super Simple Love Story'

The standout in "Chewing Gum" and "Crazyhead" has secured the bag across the pond and we're here for it.

American network television viewers will soon become familiar with Susan Wokoma. The Nigerian-British actor has been casted as a series regular in a new comedy pilot from CBS—Super Simple Love Story, Deadline reports.


The series chronicles how "an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family" over 10 years via interview and vignettes. Wokoma and The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng will star opposite Elizabeth Alderfer and David Walton, as well as Parker Young, Vanessa Marano and Laura Marano.

Abby, Wokoma's character, is Morgan's (Alderfer) friend and co-worker who's content to loathe her job as long as the checks keep coming in, while Morgan struggles with finding fulfillment in her job and relationship.

Since Wokoma has secured the bag across the pond, let's revisit a few of her breakout moments in Chewing Gum and Crazyhead in the clips below.

Cynthia's Funniest Moments! | Chewing Gum youtu.be


The Best of Crazyhead | The Funniest Bits Of Series 1 youtu.be

Super Simple Love Story, which was previously titled The Us Project and The Story of Us, was written and executive produced by Mike Royce with Pam Fryman as the show's director and produced by Nick Stoller, Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios.

'Thandazinto' single cover from Kwaito artist Makhalanjalo.

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Burna Boy's "Destiny" has reportedly been included in the US presidential inauguration playlist. The international Nigerian artist is the only African that features on the 46-track playlist which will usher in the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden and his Vice President, Kamala Harris. The playlist was produced in partnership with Insecure creator Issa Rae's music label, Raedio. The playlist comes ahead of the inauguration ceremony which will be taking place later this evening. Burna Boy also featured on former President Barack Obama's Summer playlist in 2020.

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Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

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Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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