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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.

She'll be starring alongside veteran actor and comedian Chris Rock, who is the head of the Black family and the show's lead.

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Fargo, season four will also star Jeremie Harris, Glynn Turman, Corey Hendrix, Matthew Elam, Anji White, E'myri Crutchfield, Amber Midthunder, Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Gaetano Bruno and Francesco Acquaroli.

The critically-acclaimed drama, which follows an anthology format that brings a new storyline, setting and new characters to each season, has won several Emmys since it first premiered in 2014.

This is the second role that Aduba has taken on with the network, she is currently shooting the upcoming limited series Mrs America about the establishment of the Equal Rights Act, in which she plays the legendary African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.

She's also starring in the upcoming film Miss Virginia, her first starring role, about a mother who leads the fight for education reform in Washington, D.C.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more about the upcoming series.

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Chinonye Chukwu Will Direct the First Two Episodes of HBO Max's Upcoming 'Americanah' Series

Here's the latest news surrounding the highly-anticipated limited series, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Uzo Aduba and more.

Nigerian-American director Chinonye Chukwu is set to helm the first two episodes of the upcoming limited series Americanah, starring Lupita Nyong'o.

Chukwu is the award-winning filmmaker, behind the critically-acclaimed film Clemency, which won the 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, making her the first Black woman to win the award.

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Cynthia Erivo Responds to Stephen King's Tweet on Diversity

The British-Nigerian actress begs to differ with the veteran author's tweet on diversity and 'quality' in this year's Oscar nominations.

British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo has responded to veteran author Stephen King's recent tweets on the issue of diversity and this year's Oscar nominations.

King has been subject to considerable backlash since his controversial tweet about how he would "never consider diversity" when it comes to evaluating art of awards citing that, "It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong."

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In Conversation with Congolese NBA Player Emmanuel Mudiay: 'I want more African players in the NBA.'

The Utah Jazz player talks about being African in the NBA, supporting basketball in the DRC and how 'everybody knows about Burna Boy'.

Inspired by his basketball-playing older brothers, by second grade, Emmanuel Mudiay already knew that he wanted to play in the American National Basketball Association. Then in 2001 his family, fleeing the war in Democratic Republic of Congo, sought asylum in the United States.

In America, Mudiay saw basketball as a way for him to improve his situation. After impressive high school and college careers, he moved to China to play pro ball. Picked 7th overall in the 2015 NBA draft, the now 23-year-old guard has made a name for himself this season coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz.

Mudiay attests to the sport having changed not only his life but that of his siblings. Basketball gave them all a chance at a good education and the opportunity to dream without conditions. Now he wants to see other talented African players make it too.

We caught up with him to talk about his experience as an African player in the NBA, his hopes for basketball on the African continent and who he and his teammates jam out to in their locker rooms.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Jailed Ugandan Activist, Stella Nyanzi, Wins PEN Prize for Freedom of Expression

The outspoken activist, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a poem she wrote about the president's mother's vagina, won for her resistance "in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her."

Stella Nyanzi, the Ugandan academic, activist, and vocal critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded the 2020 Oxfam Novib/PEN International award for freedom of expression, given to writers who "continue to work for freedom of expression in the face of persecution."

Nyanzi is currently serving a 15 month sentence for "cyber harassment" after she published a poem in which she wrote that she wished "the acidic pus flooding Esiteri's (the president's mother) vaginal canal had burn up your unborn fetus. Burn you up as badly as you have corroded all morality and professionalism out of our public institutions in Uganda."

According to the director of PEN International, Carles Torner, her unfiltered outspokenness around the issues facing her country is what earned her the award. "For her, writing is a permanent form of resistance in front of a regime that is trying to suppress her," said Torner at the award ceremony.

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