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Trailer for Short Film ‘Flowers’ By Rising Sierra Leonean-American Filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu Debuts

‘Flowers’ builds on the successes of Jusu’s short films ‘African Booty Scratcher’ and ‘Say Grace Before Drowning.’

Up-and-coming Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu and partner Yvonne Shirley have been hitting up the summer film festival circuit in the U.S., promoting their short film Flowers, which they wrote and directed together.


The coming-of-age drama set during a Brooklyn summer about a 17-year-old’s revenge prank gone terribly wrong had its world premiere at the 20th Annual 2016 Black Film Festival in June.

Filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu

Flowers builds on a streak of success for Jusu, a New York University MFA program graduate, who has received the prestigious NYU Spike Lee fellowship  for her short film Say Grace Before Drowning as well as a Director’s Guild Honorable Mention and a HBO short film award for African Booty Snatcher (2007). Both film projects have been acquired by HBO.

While the short film version of Flowers is currently in post-production, check out the menacing trailer above.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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