Tag: African entertainers in America

Ramy Youssef | Egyptian American’s sitcom Becomes First Muslim American show to Receive Emmy Nomination

by LAURA PRIOR | Vogue

Ramy Youssef’s show “Ramy’” has become the first ever Muslim American sitcom to be nominated for the Emmy’s. The Egyptian-American co-creator and star of the Hulu series is nominated in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

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Tiffany Haddish | Eritrean-American comedian tells Carmelo Anthony why racism makes her scared to have children

By Marianne Garvey | CNN

Tiffany Haddish is talking about how racism makes her fearful of having children of her own. The comedian had strong feelings about the subject during a recent “What’s in Your Glass?” podcast with NBA star Carmelo Anthony, saying she “would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me, knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed.”

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LCD Founder Links African Trainees to Beyonce’s New BLACK IS KING Album

By LCD | PRNewswire

What began as a professional lighting assignment for Christian Epps on Beyonce’s much-anticipated visual album “BLACK IS KING,” turned into an opportunity for Lights, Camera, Diaspora! (LCD!), founded by Epps, to secure positions for 10 trainees from Kangala District, Mpumalanga (northeastern South Africa), to train on a world-class production for Beyonce!

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Yvonne Orji | Insecure star Dishes On Her ”Special Moment” With Issa Rae After Emmy Nominations

By McKenna Aiello | E!

Nigerian-America Yvonne Orji earned an Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series nod for her performance as Molly—the character fans loved to hate. Season 4 of the HBO series explored what goes wrong (and what can go right) when a friendship reaches its breaking point. But while we’ll have to wait for Molly and Issa (Issa Rae) to hash out their differences once and for all when Insecure returns for a fifth season, it’s only right that Yvonne gets her time to shine. 

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Netflix’s first original Egyptian movie is ready

Egyptian Director Amr Salama has announced that the filming of the series “Ma Waraa al-Tabeea” (The Paranormal) wrapped up on Saturday, July 18.

Publishing a picture of the show’s clapperboard on his official Instagram page, Salama wrote: “In these difficult circumstances, it’s a wrap!”.

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John Boyega Has No Interest In Returning To Star Wars

BY AYA MILLER | Screen Rant

Star Wars fans won’t be seeing British-Nigerian John Boyega in the franchise anytime soon as The Rise of Skywalker star has admitted he’s moving on. Boyega served a prominent role in the sequel trilogy as stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter, Finn

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Burna Boy Wins Best International Act At BET Awards 2020

By Josh | Jaitrends

Nigeria’s Burna Boy was celebrated by Naomi Campbell as he won the 2020 BET awards for Best International Act for the second consecutive year, while Zimbabwe’s sha sha  won the Best New International Act award

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5 Facts About Bone Breakers: The African Quartet Taking ‘America’s Got Talent’ By Storm

By SAMANTHA AGATE | Talent Recap

America’s Got Talent has always had impressive contortion acts but the Bonebreakers are truly unlike any other. The group consists of four men from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa and they came all the way to ‘AGT’ to show off their tremendous talents whether it’s bending, twisting and having your stomach churning with the amazing things their bodies can do.

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Jessica Sutton: South African actress says playing the role of a witch in Fantasy series is her ‘dream job’

By Sam Spiller  | iol

Imagine a world where witches took up arms in service of their country. That is the premise of the new fantasy TV series Motherland: Fort Salem. South African-born actress Jessica Sutton plays witch cadet Tally Craven. She stars alongside Taylor Hickson and Ashley Nicole Williams.

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Nigerian kids ‘Ikorodu Bois’ get Hollywood invite after recreating movie trailer

By Anita Patrick |CNN

The Nigerian kids famous for remaking multimillion-dollar music videos and movie trailers with household items may be heading to Hollywood.Members of Ikorodu Bois nabbed the opportunity Wednesday after the group shared on social media their homemade remake of the trailer for the Netflix movie, “Extraction.”

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