A number of Africans are making it big in the Hollywood film industry like Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o, Zimbabwe’s Danai Gurira, Kenya’s Edi Gathegi, just to mention but a few.
7-year-old Nigerian comedian Emmanuella Samuel also landed a role in a Disney Hollywood film. Details on the film still not out but she posted the good news on social media.
Our favorite baby girl comedy actor Emmanuella is featuring in a new Disney project.???? pic.twitter.com/G4TjWOij0d— K.D (@KossyChukwu) February 18, 2018
Lupita Nyong’o‘s recently signed a contract to co-produce Born a Crime, a film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s best selling debut autobiography.
The book details Trevor Noah growing up in post-apartheid South Africa as the light-skinned product of a white father and black mother.
Lupita will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. According to Trevor, Lupita was beyond a perfect fit for his mother.
When I read— Lupita Nyong'o (Lupita_Nyongo) February 21, 2018
Trevornoah's "Born A Crime," I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrimehttps://t.co/v4AfGe23P5 pic.twitter.com/QvrsETIEAc
Trevor Noah recently admitted that he would dearly miss former president Jacob Zuma. According to him, Zuma is the ‘president of jokes’ and will always be the ‘president of jokes’.
Gambia’s Sona Jobarteh. She is a multi disciplined Gambian vocalist, musician and composer who ventured into the ancient, male-dominated hereditary Kora tradition, previously exclusively handed down from father to son for seven centuries.
With the Kora, Jobarteh, changed how people perceive her home country and the role of women. In all her songs, she doesn’t miss the company of her kora.