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Tiffany Haddish Has a New Stand-Up Special Coming To Netflix

We're ready.

There's no stopping Tiffany Haddish.

The comedian has taken on a number of exciting film roles recently, including Night School with Kevin Hart and Megalyn Echinkunwoke, and now she's getting back to her standup roots with a new original special set to premiere on Netflix in 2019.

"Tiffany Haddish is a force. Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she's an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud that she will showcase her formidable talent on Netflix," said Lisa Nishimura, VP Original Documentary and Comedy at Netflix.

READ: "Tiffany Haddish on Returning to Eritrea: I Feel Like I'm Finally Home"

Haddish has another series in the works wth the streaming giant as well, she'll be the lead voice and executive producer for the upcoming animated series Tuca & Bertie from the team behind cult favorite Bojack Horesman.

Haddish's special comes as Netflix continues to make major steps towards buffing its comedy output. Last month the company announced its plans to create a series bringing together 47 comedians from around the world.

The actress is also set to star alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the upcoming Tyler Perry film Nobody's Fool. She is currently starring in the TNT series, The Last O.G. alongside Tracey Morgan.

Yilian Canizares & Paul Beaubrun in "Noyé." Photo: Ben Depp.

The 13 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Makwa x Maraza x AKA, Joeboy, Zlatan, Nadia Nakia, TOBi x The Game, Yilian Canizares, Aewon Wolf and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Trump Plans to Extend Travel Ban to Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea & Three Other Countries

Here's what the travel ban could mean for these nations.

On Tuesday is was announced that Donald Trump's administration plans to extend its infamous travel ban to include seven new countries, many of them in Africa.

The countries named on the list, include Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan and Eritrea, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and the Eastern European nation of Belarus. Politico first broke the news.

According to The Washington Post, the move would likely not be a complete ban on citizens looking to enter the US, however it could place various visa restrictions on some government officials and on those seeking certain type of visitor and business visas.

Some nations could also be banned from participation in the diversity travel lottery program, which grants green cards. Trump has threatened to sack the program in the past.

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A-Reece Releases His Second Song of 2020 ‘Selfish [EXP 2]’

Listen to A-Reece's new song 'Selfish [EXP 2].'

A-Reece has released another song via SoundCloud. "Selfish" is a minimalist song with its beat consisting mostly of gnarled guitar strings and a pulsating bongo drum.

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