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Lupita Nyong’o to star alongside Rihanna in new movie

Lupita Nyong’o to star alongside Rihanna in new movie

Call it the revenge of the disruptors.

After a dramatic negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project pairing Grammy winner Rihanna with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, in a concept that began as a Twitter sensation. Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct, and Issa Rae (Insecure) is writing the screenplay.

According to sources, Netflix landed the project in a very aggressive bid, beating out multiple other suitors. Netflix had no comment.

The project began as an online meme when the photo below — a shot that was taken in 2014 of the two women in the front row of a Miu Miu fashion show — went viral, prompting calls to turn it into a movie.

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Twitter users went so far as to ask for DuVernay (who is in post-production on A Wrinkle in Time for Disney) to direct, with Rae (whose second season of HBO’s Insecure will debut on July 23) to write. Soon after, all four women pledged their support to the project on the social media platform.

Since then, the buzz has only intensified, with some creating concept art of the “scammer story” they envisioned with Rihanna playing a woman who cons white men, while her brilliant co-conspirator (played by Nyong’o) orchestrates the heists. It’s unclear how faithful Rae will remain to the crowd-sourced concept. (Since this piece was published, reps for Rae told Vanity Fair “the original Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film will be credited and included in some form.”)

Sources say Rae is already working on the script and the studio is eyeing a production start of 2018 after DuVernay completes her current film.

Source: EW.com

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 24, 2017 3:56 PM

BBA star Idris suffers harsh backlash after dissing Kenya online

Kenyans and Tanzanians went head-to-head on Twitter after former Big Brother Africa winner Idris Sultan dissed Kenya online on Wednesday.

Idris mocked Kenyans about their maize crisis, advising them to move to Tanzania where there is plenty of maize.

He tweeted:

Someone tell Kenyans to move to Tanzania, Wana shida ya unga na skin color #TZvsKE

— Idris Sultan (@IdrisSultan) May 24, 2017

Kenyans did not take this lightly and went HAM on Tanzanians by making fun of their English accents.

Twitter users from both countries went on a rampage roasting each other in a series of hilarious tweets, that trended via the hashtag – #TZVKE .

Source: Niaje.com

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 24, 2017 1:14 PM

Juliana’s sister Laura lands huge movie role

Songstress Juliana Kanyomozi’s sister, Laura Kahunde is soaring high.

We have learnt that Laura has landed a huge movie role in Second Chance Uganda. She will star in the NTV soap opera as Angella Byekwaso, replacing city socialite Anita Fabiola who has been playing the character in the series.

Laura could not hide her excitement about the new role. “I’m proud to introduce to you Angella Byekwaso whom I portray on Second Chance Uganda,” she announced her new movie role. “I am committed to taking on this role, but your blessings and acceptance will contribute a lot. Please hold my hand, support/critic me, I know it’s coming from a good place.”

Second Chance Uganda is an adaptation of Telemundo’s El cuerpo del deseo which is about a man who comes back from the dead and discovers dark secrets about his beautiful widow.

It airs every Monday and Tuesday on NTV at 8pm.

Staff Writer

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 24, 2017 9:46 AM

VJ Junior spends night behind bars

Renowned movie translator and commentator VJ Junior, real name Marysmats Matovu, is behind bars.

He was reportedly arrested by police on Tuesday evening on the orders of State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo who accuses him of producing and circulating pornographic material in contravention of the Anti-Pornography Act.

VJ Junior was arrested alongside his colleague Geoffrey Bbosa from their work places in the city centre and later taken to Police CIID headquarters in Kibuli where they spent the night.

However, the two denied the allegations and will be produced in court to defend themselves after police investigations are complete.

Staff Writer

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 24, 2017 9:11 AM

Eddy Kenzo releases two brand new videos — “Nze Mutufu” and “Let’s Go”. Watch them here!

Eddy Kenzo releases two brand new videos — “Nze Mutufu” and “Let’s Go”. Watch them here!

Musician Eddy Kenzo is unstoppable!

The Big Talent boss, who has released a new video almost monthly, has now unveiled two brand new videos at once – “Nze Mutufu” and “Let’s Go”.

In “Nze Mutufu”, Kenzo tries to woo a potential lover. The audio was produced by Kuseim Banq records and the video shot and directed by NGfilms.

On the other hand, “Let’s Go” was inspired by Capoeira, Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music that was brought to prominence in the popular 90’s movie called “Only The Strong”. The audio was produced by Fizo, and the video shot and directed by Scenery Productions.

Staff Writer

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 23, 2017 8:15 PM

Rapper AKA attacks Beyonce over African themed baby shower

South African rapper AKA is not pleased with Beyonce over her African-themed baby shower.

Over the weekend Beyonce and husband Jay Z, had a baby shower dubbed ‘Carter Push Party’ at a private residence in Beverly Hills.

The theme of the star-studded push party was basically African with plastic elephants and African fabrics on display.

It has however raised some questions as some people feel it’s cultural appropriation.

“For all this Africa themed baby stuff, Beyoncé seems pretty reluctant to come here. Stinks of cultural appropriation,” he wrote on Twitter.

South African Rapper, AKA, has also expressed his displeasure in a tweet. According to him, he recognises only one Queen B. “I only recognise one QUEEN B and she was born and raised in A F R I C A,” he added.

The Carter Push Party, held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at a private property in Beverly Hills and was beautifully decorated with elaborate and colourful African-themed prints.

The property was reportedly decorated with a huge tent filled with loungers, floor pillows and soft rugs.

Guests in attendance included Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, Lala Anthony and Michele Williams.

Source: Pulse.ng

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 23, 2017 5:58 PM

22 Killed following terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert

At least 22 people, including children, have been killed in a blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings.

A powerful explosion shook part of the cavernous Manchester Arena late Monday as concertgoers streamed out following the American pop star’s last song. An 8-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman have been named as the first victims killed.

Police said they believed a man carrying explosives acted as a lone attacker and died in the blast, and that they are now trying to determine if he may have been part of a wider network. A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in south Manchester in connection with the bombing.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but offered no evidence to support its claim.

Source: CNN.com

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 23, 2017 5:46 PM

Pallaso to headline Ugandan convention in Netherlands

Local musician Pallaso is set to entertain his fans in Netherlands.

This after he landed a huge deal to headline a Ugandan convention in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam at Arena Towers.

The “Twatoba” hitmaker, who will lead the contingent of Ugandan singers including Spice Diana and David Lutalo, could not hide his excitement about the deal.

He said, “I will be headlining the Uganda Netherlands Bussiness Convention in Netherlands. It is such a big honor. All my fans in Netherlands, get ready for the King of The East.”

The Uganda – Netherlands Business convention is a 2-day event which will kick on Friday, August 25. The event is aimed at bringing together the Ugandan population living in the Netherlands to network and forge useful partnerships.

Staff Writer

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 23, 2017 5:30 PM

Anita Fabiola lands juicy management deal

City socialite and media personality, Anita Fabiola is soaring high.

The former Be My Date host has landed a juicy management deal. We have learnt that Fabiola has been singed to Talent Africa Group, a local entertainment company, who will now handle all her bookings among other things.

She has expressed excitement about the deal, and revealed that there are many projects in the pipeline under her new management already.

She said, “It’s official… So excited to be partnering with Talent Africa Group and we have some major projects coming up. It’s about to be an exciting journey and I can’t wait.”

Staff Writer

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 23, 2017 5:03 PM

Latinum drops new song Man Away, Listen to it here

By Genius Musa

Fast rising singer Latinum has released a brand new song Man Away his second song since he signed under Gifted Music Group music label.

Man Away is a dance hall song which was recorded and produced by T.O.N, we had a chance to listen the the song and we were impressed with Latinum’s unique style of dance hall music, his lyrics are on point and definitely the song will become a mega hit

Latinum is arguably one of the most talented young stars Uganda has at the moment, at the age of only 20 years, the singer has already recorded mega hits under his name which include Amanya Gange, and Baabo among others

Listen to Man Away here:

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0 Comments / 0 View / May 23, 2017 1:00 PM