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Thuso Mbedu's Next Hollywood Film 'The Woman King' To Be Shot in South Africa

Thuso Mbedu joins Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o in the highly anticipated historical film The Woman King, based on the true events of West Africa's Dahomey women warriors.

South Africa's breakout actor Thuso Mbedu recently shared that she would be returning home to shoot her new feature film The Woman King. This, follows the announcement that she would be co-starring alongside Oscar-winning actresses Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o. The Woman King is based on the historical events that took place in West Africa's powerful female warrior dynasty, the Dahomey Kingdom, between the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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Here are the 2021 NAACP Image Awards Nominees

Trevor Noah, Yvonne Orji, Dayo Okeniyi, Issa Rae, Idris Elba, the late Chadwick Boseman and more have been nominated at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards.

The NAACP Image Awards have released the 2021 nominations list ahead of the award ceremony which will take place at the end of March. The nominations were virtually announced Tuesday on the NAACP Image Awards' Instagram. Trevor Noah, the late Chadwick Boseman, Issa Rae, Beyonce, Viola Davis, Regina King are just some of the amazing talent who have made list. Nigerian actors Yvonne Orji, Dayo Okeniyi and Folake Olowofoyeku have also bagged nominee spots.

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Viola Davis Is Developing a Series Based on Octavia Butler's 'Wild Seed' With Nnedi Okorafor And Wanuri Kahiu

The series, based on Butler's 1980 novel, will tell the story of "two African immortals who travel the ages from pre-Colonial West Africa to the far, far future."

These Are the 9 Films We're Looking Forward to the Most in 2019

From John Boyega and Letitia Wright in "Hold Back the Stars" to Jordan Peele's "Us," these films have us pretty excited about cinema in 2019.

Viola Davis' JuVee Productions To Adapt Shantrelle P. Lewis' Book on Black Dandyism Into Documentary Series

Curator and author Shantrelle P. Lewis' book Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style will be made into a new docu-series that sounds ah-mazing.

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