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Netflix: Will Smith to star in Upcoming Movie

50-year-old American actor, Will Smith, is set to star in an upcoming Netflix film titled ‘The Council’

In the upcoming flick, Will Smith will play a New York City crime boss, Nicky Barnes and will be working with Peter Landesman,
the director of the 2015 movie ‘Concussion’ which Will played a lead role in.

“The Council” tells the never-before-told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early 80s.
No ordinary crime syndicate – the men dreamed of a self-sufficient and self-policing African American city-state, funded by revolutionizing the drug game.
The movie centers on the Shakespearean court intrigue between The Council’s king, Nicky Barnes, dubbed “Mr. Untouchable” by the New York Times, and all the different members as one unlikely rising protégé emerges.”

Source: justjared.com

Davido to appear in ‘Coming 2 America ’ sequel.

African music superstar, Davido is reportedly making an appearance in ‘Coming 2 America.’

There are reports that award-winning Nigerian music artiste Davido is set to make his Hollywood debut in the sequel of the 1988 classic movie, ‘Coming To America.’

The rumours started with a tweet from controversial Ghanaian actor and comedian Michael Blackson who revealed the news in a casual tweet.

As at press time, Davido was yet to corroborate Blackson’s claims. If the rumours are true, the Afro pop artist will join fellow Nigerian actor Rotimi Akinosho and the original cast — Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Paul Bates in the highly-anticipated flick.

The ‘Coming to America’ sequel will see Akeem returning to the states in search of a newly-found son living with his mother. Production is already underway with Craig Brewer as the director and a script from black-ish creator, Kenya Barris.

Source: Davido Official, Business Insider

GTbank Announces 2019 Fashion Weekend.

GTbank is set to showcase the best of African fashion to a global audience as it unveils the 2019 Gtbank Fashion Weekend.

For years the renowned Gtbank Fashion Weekend event has treated us to premium runway shows, inspiring masterclasses, colourful pop up shops and its signature ‘sketch 2 fame’ initiative.

The financial institution is set to shut down Lagos with the annual fashion event which will take place on November 9th &10th, 2019 at GTCentre Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Victoria Island.

The GTBank Fashion Weekend Is a consumer-focused fair and free business platform designed to showcase the best of Africa’s Fashion to a global audience whilst promoting the effervescent enterprise of the continents growing fashion industry.

Source: Gtbank Fashion Weekend

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