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Watch Uzo Aduba's Show-Stopping Emmys Acceptance Speech

Uzo Aduba makes history after winning her second career Emmy for her role as Crazy Eyes in Orange Is The New Black.


Uzo Aduba won her second career Emmy tonight for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. The award for this year's Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series makes her the first actress to win an Emmy in comedy and drama categories for the same role (OITNB was previously categorized as a comedy before making the switch to drama this year).

The Nigerian-American actress gave an unsurprisingly memorable, show-stopping acceptance speech, which included an especially touching shout-out to her sister Chioma:

"Hi, um, okay. I really just want to say thank you a thousand times. If I could say thank you a thousand times it would not be enough to cover the amount of thanks that I feel for you, Jenji Kohan. I love you so much. I appreciate you for putting belief back in my heart. I love you. Thank you for making this show, for creating this space, for creating a platform. Thank you to our family at Netflix and Lionsgate, you all are incredible, I love you so much for your kindness....thank you everybody, our whole family. I want to say thank you to our cast and our crew. I love you guys. I am so thankful to stand beside a set of artists who are so brilliant. I want to say thank you to our team, my team that I work with. My manager Leigh, my agents, my lawyers, all of them. You guys are incredible. And I love you mostly, because you let me be me. And finally, I really just want to say thank you to my family, who have stood beside me my entire life. My sister ChiChi you are my very best friend. I am humbled to call myself your sister, I love you so much." (Transcript via Bustle)

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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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Watch Uzo Aduba Shine In the New Trailer for 'Miss Virginia'

Based on a true story, Uzo Aduba portrays a mother who leads the fight for education reform in Washington, D.C.

2019 is Uzo Aduba's year.

As we wait to see what she makes of her role playing Civil Rights maven Shirley Chisholm, the new trailer for Miss Virginia shows that she needs all the lead roles.

This being her first starring role, Aduba plays Walden Ford—a single mother who eventually leads the fight for education reform in Washington, D.C. after struggling to provide her at-risk son a private school education in a safer neighborhood, Konbini reports.

Based on a true story, Ford then starts the Opportunity Scholarship Program geared towards low-income students to have a fair shot at improving her son's future and that of the children in her community.

Watch Aduba shine in the trailer below.

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Photos: How La Sunday Became Abidjan's Favorite Party

Faced with a lack of party options, a group of friends in Côte d'Ivoire sought to revolutionize the way their city turns up.

The opening line of DJ Arafat's hit song "Maman Sery" plays and the people on stage scream it as loudly as the crowd facing them below. Lighted phones are up in the air. Where some strangers embrace one another, others clutch their chests. The setting? A garden in Abidjan's commune of Cocody on a Sunday night.

Sundays in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire had always been reserved for beach trips and family time. All of this changed dramatically in December of 2018 when Fayçal Lazraq, Lionel Obam, Aurore Aoussi, Charles Tanoh-Boutchoue, and Aziz Doumbia, better known as Bain de Foule Creative Studio created La Sunday and it took Abidan by storm.

According to Charles Tanoh-Boutchoue, co-founder of La Sunday, "The idea was to create an alternative event for fun amongst friends." The differentiating factor here was these "friends" weren't just anyone; they were trendsetters at the epicenter of Abidjan's bustling creative scene. Shares from these creatives were instrumental in creating the engagement surrounding La Sunday and its subsequent expansion.

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Watch Burna Boy's Mellowed-Out 'Tiny Desk' Concert

Watch the 'African Giant' run through some of his hits like 'Gbona,' 'Ye' and more for NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

Burna Boy is the latest artist to grace NPR's famous Tiny Desk.

The Nigerian "afrofusion" star took to the set for a mellowed out performance of four of his biggest tracks. Getting straight to business, the artist opened his set with a toned down rendition of his single "Gbona" before heading into the socially-aware "Wetin Man Go Do." It's much calmer of a performance than we're used to seeing from the artist.

Next he performs a funky version of "Dangote," before rounding his set out with his magnum opus of sorts "Ye." He's backed by the band The Outsiders and vocalist Christina Matovu throughout.

Burna Boy has had a stellar year, releasing his seminal album African Giant, performing at Coachella and winning several awards—including 'Best African Act' at the BET Awards—in the process.

Check out his full Tiny Desk performance below, and revisit a recent Tiny Desk performance from British-Nigerian rapper Dave from last week and check out Burna Boy's okay acoustics performance of 'Anybody' from August.

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