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What's Up Africa: British Government Hiding Secrets??

This week's episode of What's Up Africa looks at Britain's dark colonial past, and cultureshocknigerians.com, a website that asks Nigerians stateside questions about Africa.

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This week’s episode of What’s Up Africa brings up dark secrets from the British government’s colonial era, as well as looks at a  website that interviews members of the Nigerian community in the US, and ends with a focus on a band that infuses their tracks with solid, and relatable lyrics.

Ikenna manages to inject a healthy dose of humor into a topic that would be given a passing mention in your daily newspaper. He pokes fun at how a government will actively deny any involvement in a particularly bloody series of events in it’s history. That is up until “secret government papers” state that said events did happen.

A brief glimpse is given into cultureshocknigerians.com which holds on-the-spot interviews with members of the Nigerian community in the US. Two particular individuals highlighted are Ikenna’s favorites, “The King” and someone Ikenna calls “Nigeria’s answer to Paris Hilton”.

To wrap things up on a more creative tone, the spotlight is shone on Thabo & The Real Deal, a band based in the UK lead by Zimbabwean singer Thabo Mkwananzi. With a few samples off of their album World War Free and shots of them recording said album you might just want to rush out and buy it right after the segment ends.

Story by OKA contributor Kristopher Charles.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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