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Yvonne Orji Will Star In Upcoming Comedy 'Night School' With Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish

Yvonne Orji just landed her first major film role in Kevin Hart's upcoming comedy "Night School."

More Yvonne Orji on our screens? We'll go with yes.


The Nigerian-American actor, writer and Insecure star, just landed her first feature film role!

The actor has signed on for Kevin Hart's upcoming comedy Night School, which follows the shenanigans of a group of adults attending night school as they prepare to take the GED exam, Deadline reports.

The film will also star Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish—so we can pretty much expect comedic greatness.

We can't wait to see Orji shine on the big screen! Last year, we listed her as one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women. For more on Orji, revisit our in-depth profile with the star from last year, where we named her our favorite rising star.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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