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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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Video: Mr Eazi On How He's Helping Young African Artists Grow

In 'Moments With: Mr Eazi,' the buzzing Nigerian star tells us about Banku music, being a serial entrepreneur, and how he's been pushing young African artists through his emPawa initiative.

Mr Eazi stopped by our offices in New York City during a packed round of promo around his new emPawa platform.

The Nigerian star sat down with OkayAfrica and spoke in-depth about his early days, how his friends all pooled money to help him get started, how his famous 'hat' look came about, the blend of Ghanaian & Nigerian sounds that make up Banku music and more recent things like collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

Watch our Moments With video with Mr Eazi below.

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The 14 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Asa, Patoranking x Busiswa, $pacely, Vagabon, Shane Eagle 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 new playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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