Popular
Tiffany Haddish opposite Jada Pinket Smith in "Girls Trip"

Tiffany Haddish is Producing a New Show on HBO

The "Girls Trip" star will executive produce "Unsubscribed," a look into blackness, beauty, identity and the Instagram hustle

Tiffany Haddish is set to executive produce a new show on HBO titled "Unsubscribe," according to Variety. It's described as "an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle."

Haddish had a really good 2017. She was the breakout star of the comedic film 'Girls Trip', released a New York Times bestselling book The Last Black Unicorn, the first black female stand-up comic to host Saturday Night Live, and made GroupOn cool again. And she's not slowing down.

The show will be written and co-produced by Xosha Roquemore and Danielle Henderson. Henderson is a seasoned TV writer, having worked on shows like "Maniac," "Difficult People" and "Divorce." While this will be the first time writing and producing for Roquemore, she has had experience in front of the camera. She played the character Tamera in The Mindy Project for six seasons, as well as Jo Ann in the Oscar-nominated film Precious.

For Haddish, this show is her first project with HBO since they signed a two-year pact production company She Ready Productions. She's also set to executive produce a film with Paramount titled "Limited Partners," as well as "The Temp" with Universal. She'll also star in female-driven comedy "The Kitchen" with New Line, and "Night School" across Kevin Hart, which will be released this September.

In the meantime, you can catch Haddish on her new show The Last OG, where she plays a woman whose ex-boyfriend is released from prison on good behavior after serving 15 years. The show is created by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri and co-stars Tracy Morgan.

News Brief
Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Mau From Nowhere Reinvents Himself

The Kenyan artist goes soul-searching with his new MFN EP.