Category: Entertainment

Netflix renews South African Spythriller ‘Queen Sono’ for second season

By Jake Kanter | Decider

Netflix has renewed its first African original Queen Sono for a second season. Starring Quantico‘s Pearl Thusi, it centers on a highly trained spy who takes on dangerous missions, while also facing challenges in her personal life. The second season will see her search for the truth as her newfound need for revenge takes her on a mission across Africa.

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Egyptian-American Ramy Youssef hosts Mahershala Ali as a sage spiritual leader in new season of hit show

By Brandon Yu  | San Francisco Chronicle

Ramy Youssef is floating. But not exactly in a good way, and certainly not in a spiritual transcendence kind of way. The comic and star of the hit Hulu show, “Ramy” — about a Millennial Egyptian American Muslim adrift in New Jersey, struggling to live a good life and stay true to his faith — is currently holed up in Los Angeles “doing the thing, the quarantine.”

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Ghanaian Group, Womba Africa, holds tight to ‘America’s Got Talent’ dreams

By TRACY SCHUHMACHER | ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Just four months ago, the dreams of the musicians in the African drumming troupe Womba Africa felt tantalizingly close. With little money in their pockets, they had moved from Ghana to Rochester. They had found a place to live and were adjusting to life in America. Word had spread that the energetic cultural group was in town, and they were getting booked to play at schools, libraries and festivals.

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South African series, Blood & Water, Lands Number 1 Spot On Netflix’s Top 10 In US

By Ebimo Amungo

Netflix has a new hit and it is from Africa. Blood and Water has taken the world by storm since it made its worldwide debut on the streaming platform on May 20. In only a few days the series now holds the number 1 spot among the Top 10 most streamed shows on Netflix in the United States.

Blood and Water is also the most watched series in France, Libya, Nigeria and a number of countries across the world.

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Meet Kenyan entertainer, MC Rayan The DJ, uniting Africans in US with Afro-themed concerts

by  Douglas Mwarua | Tuke.co.ke

MC Rayan The DJ is an entertainer who was born in Kiambu, Kenya. He has hosted Kenya’s biggest musicians and entertainers such as Nonini, Vera Sidika, Arrow Bwoy and celebrities from other countries in sold out shows in Kansas City and Dallas.

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Meet The ‘Mrs. America’ Cast that includes Nigerian-American, Uzo Aduba

By Jennifer Nied | Women’s health

A star-studded cast of leading ladies is bringing this powerful story, written by Mad Men’s Davhi Waller, to Hulu. Among them is Nigerian-American, Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Banks, Rose Byrne and Ari Graynor

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Davido Is Bridging The Gap Between Africans And Black Americans With ‘A Good Time’

By CHERISE JOHNSON

As this generation’s Afrobeats leader, Nigerian superstar Davido reigns supreme. Fresh out of an electrifying soundcheck for his sold-out Los Angeles show at The Wiltern, the cultural icon touted as the “King Of Afrobeats,” was gleefully surrounded by family, friends and his French Bulldog pup 30, backstage ahead of his performance.

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Inside Queen Sono, Netflix’s First African Original Series

When we think of the spy genre, the icons that come to mind first are often the white, male masters of espionage, the James Bonds and Jason Bournes. But the new Netflix series Queen Sono offers its own take on the genre in the platform’s first fully produced African original series.

By TIME MAGAZINE

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Uganda’s Kemiyondo is “The Baker” in Apple TV+’s “Little America”

By JOSEPH TUMWESIGYE | NTV

There is a little gem of a series hidden in the fast growing motion picture live-streaming industry called “Little America’’. It is an anthology of mixed emotions stories about the lives of a few real immigrants in the United States of America featuring on Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+.

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Egyptian star Yousra honored by America Abroad Media

By Mira Maged


America Abroad Media (AAM) honored Egypt’s acclaimed star Yousra at its seventh edition during its annual dinner that took place in Washington, DC, celebrating the star’s artistic contributions that have presented Americans with remarkable representations of Egyptian history, according to the press release.

The statement applauded Yousra’s significant role in lifting taboos in Egyptian society and generating fruitful social dialogue. The award celebrates Yousra’s entire career.

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