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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.

Still taken from YouTube.

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On the heels of Africa Day celebrations, The Gambia has just seen the launch of its first ever animation series for children through Fye Network. Based on the characters in the network's popular books, the animation series aims to educate children about their history, culture, traditions and people.

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Watch Ma-E and K.O's music video for 'Navigator.'

Ma-E and K.O's reunion on "Navigator" was welcome by fans when the two rap veterans released the single in April.

In the song, the two rappers prove they still have chemistry. Not unexpected from artists who have been part of two crews together—Cashtime Fam and Teargas.

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Still from 'Road to Yesterday'

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."

Still from 'Kambili'

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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