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Uzo Aduba Is Set to Star In the Upcoming Season of 'Fargo'

The Emmy-winning actress will star alongside Chris Rock in season four of the FX series.

Uzo Aduba has landed yet another exciting new role: the Nigerian-American actor is set to join the next season of FX's anthology series, Fargo, reports Deadline.

Aduba will play a character named Zelmare Roulette, but further details about her character are yet to be revealed.

Here is a description of the season, via The Hollywood Reporter:

The show's fourth season is set in Kansas City in 1950, at the end of two great migrations — those of Southern Europeans immigrating to the U.S. and African-Americans leaving the Jim Crow South. Two crime syndicates in Kansas City, one Italian and one African-American, have struck an uneasy peace held together by the two families exchanging their youngest sons.
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These 'Hidden Gems' From Africa & the Diaspora are Now Showing at TIFF

Here are 12 films from across the diaspora to check out before the Toronto International Film Festival ends.

The Toronto International Film Festival, one the largest international film festivals in the world, is currently underway in Canada's largest metropolis.

As with previous years. the festival sees some of the biggest names in the industry gather for premieres of the most noteworthy films released this year, as well as screenings of older titles. Amongst these standout titles are several from filmmakers from African and the diaspora.

READ: The OkayAfrica Guide to Getting Your Movie Into Film Festivals

The folks at TIFF have compiled a list of films that they consider to be "hidden gems" on this year's program and we've chosen twelve of them to highlight below. These exciting features and short films come from filmmakers from a number of countries, including Tunisia, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria and more.

Read more about each selection below, with descriptions and images from TIFF.

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Watch Yemi Alade's New Short Film for Her Latest Single 'Home'

Yemi Alade plays a young woman longing to be reunited with the love of her life in the Clarence Peters-directed short.

Following the release of her album, Woman of Steel last week, Yemi Alade has released a music video and now a short film for her lead single "Home."

The emotional short follows a tortured love story between Yemi, who plays Nneka in the film and her lover Austine (played by Frankincense Eche-Ben). She has to escape an abusive grandmother and a mundane life in rural Nigeria in order to be reunited with him, in the hopes that they can run away together and live a better life.

READ: Yemi Alade's Journey to Becoming a Woman of Steel

The film also includes a colorful performance of "Home" in between footage of Nneka's journey to meet Austine.

The short film was written and directed by frequent collaborator Clarence Peters, who also directed the film's original music video.

"Home" is one of the singles that the artist dropped ahead of the release of Woman of Steel, along with "Give Dem" and the dance banger "Bounce." OkayAfrica spoke with the artist ahead of the albums release and she shared the overall theme of her latest work. "Woman of Steel is all about drawing the inner strength that you have in you and being the superhero that you've always needed," said Alade.

As the "Nigerian Queen of Music Videos," it only make sense that the artist would take things to the next level by producing a short film. Revisit our recent profile on the artist, and check out the "Home" short film down below.

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South African Actress Terry Pheto was Awarded Best Actress at the British Urban Film Festival

The actress took home the award for her role in the feature film, 'Faces'.

South African actress Terry Pheto continues to fly the country's flag high. The talented star, whose taken on roles in films such as Tsotsi (2005), How To Steal 2 Million (2012), Cuckold (2015), and several others, including an appearance on the popular soap opera, The Bold and The Beautiful (2011). Pheto won Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012 for her role on How To Steal 2 Million. More recently, the actress was awarded Best Actress for her role in the feature film, Faces, at this year's British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) held in London. Faces also took home the award for Best Feature Film according to MSN News.

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