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Idris Elba Transforming Into an Entitled White Woman In This 'SNL' Skit Is Too Real

The skit rightfully pokes fun at the "Barbecue Beckys" of the world.

Idris Elba made his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend to promote the release of his upcoming Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie, and one skit in particular has caught our attention for how scarily accurate it is.

The highlight of the night came in the form of an Incredible Hulk parody, aptly called the Impossible Hulk, which saw the actor transforming into an insufferable white women, whenever he didn't get his way.

The skit is an obvious commentary on the entitlement displayed by several white woman—given nicknames like Barbecue Becky, Permit Patty and Cornerstone Caroline—who have been lambasted on social media for calling the cops on black folks who are simply minding their own business.


Their behavior is downright harmful and ridiculous, and the skit humorously conveys the absurdity of these occurrences.

The first part of the skit shows Elba's character turning into a hysterical white women, played by SNL cast member Cecily Strong after not being able to return something at the store. In a later scene we see the Impossible Hulk getting out of a run-in with the police after simply crying and threatening to record him.

These scenes are sadly, all too familiar.

Check out the full Impossible Hulk skit below. Turn Up Charlie, which stars Elba as a struggling DJ-turned nanny, hits Netflix on March 15.

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Listen to Gigi Lamayne and King Monada’s New Gqom Banger ‘Fufa’

Listen to Gigi Lamayne and King Monada's collaborative single 'Fufa.'

Gigi Lamayne's raps and melodies find a new home over a high-tempo gqom beat on her latest single "Fufa." The song features house sensation King Monada, who usually owns the summer in South Africa with his infectious hits. Last year, his hit "Malwedhe" had the whole continent doing the hilarious idibala dance.

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Burna Boy, Teni, AKA, Sho Madjozi, Mr Eazi & More Earn 2019 BET Award Nominations

This year's "Best International Act" categories are stacked with some of the biggest names in African pop.

The nominees for this year's BET Awards have been announced, and one again, some of the biggest names in African pop have been named in the " International Act" categories.

This year, Nigerian acts Burna Boy, Mr Eazi have been nominated in the "Best International Act" category. They've each had standout years, with both artists performing at the Coachella Music Festival this year.

They're nominated alongside South African star rapper AKA, who won a Kids' Choice Award earlier this year for "Favorite South African Star," and the French-Malian pop singer and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women Aya Nakamura. French-Cameroonian and Togolese rapper Dosseh and UK rappers Dave, and Giggs round out the heavily-stacked category.

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This New Documentary Sheds Light On the History of a Beloved Nigerian Staple—Agege Bread

'Fresh Agege Bread' by Chika Okoli's FABA gives us a much-needed insight into the popularity of Nigeria's coveted Agege Bread.

This new documentary following Nigeria's own Agege Bread contributes to the need of preserving and documenting food culture on the continent.

In Fresh Agege Bread, directed and produced by filmmaker Chika Okoli of FABA (For Africans By Africans), we follow food researcher Ozoz Sokoh as she traces the history and popularity of Agege Bread featuring its pioneering bakers, community figureheads and locals. The documentary touches on the rise of the booming product as well as addresses some of the controversies around the health and safety measures applied in the production of this staple.

For Okoli, the inability to find such insights about this significant food in Nigerian culture is what inspired her to develop this documentary.

"Agege Bread is so popular in Lagos but shockingly, there is very little information about it online and the same can be said about other cultural elements that are significant to our way of life," she shares with us.

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