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Billie Eilish and Father Will Co-DJ on ‘Me & Dad Radio’ Show for Apple.

When Billie Eilish and Finneas performed the 1960s hit “Sunny” from their home on the recent “One World: Together at Home” broadcast, it was an indication of just how much pop music the siblings might have picked up from their parents that goes back way before their time.

Fans will get an even better look into what kind of music Eilish learned about at her father’s knee — and vice versa — when the new Apple Music show “Me & Dad Radio” premieres Friday, with the 18-year-old pop star and her proud papa, Patrick O’Connell, as intergenerational DJs.

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“Me & Dad Radio” with Billie Eilish and father Patrick O’Connell, for Apple Radio Apple

“My dad and I have had this relationship over the years of sharing music with each other,” Eilish told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, in announcing the new show Thursday. “My dad has shown me some of my favorite songs in the world and I’ve shown him songs that he loves and adores also.”

The first of six planned episodes will be heard on Apple Music May 8 at 3 p.m. ET, noon PT (direct link here).

“Dad had never done it before,” Eilish told Lowe. “Dad was just hyped all around. But it was really fun. I think the best episodes will be later because the first one was our first go at it and I think it’ll get better. I think maybe we blabbed a little too much.

“There’s going to be six episodes and my plan is, obviously it’s me and Dad’s show, but then we’re going to have one episode that has Mom come and give us some songs, and then I want to have another one where Finneas comes and gives us some songs. So it’s not like I replaced Finneas with my dad. I mean, it is like that, but it’s not.”

An announcement from Apple said the music on the shows will “span decades and genres, from the popular and well known, to the rare and obscure,” with playlists also available to stream on the service independent of the father-and-daughter commentary.

Prior to putting out her first full-length album and becoming a global superstar last year, Eilish had a show of her own on Apple Music in 2018, called “Groupies Have Feelings Too.” The playlist for that solo show, which is still up on Apple, included such favorites of the then-16-year-old as Kendrick Lamar, Phoebe Bridgers, 2Pac, the Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Kid Tyler, Nicki Minaj and the “La La Land” soundtrack.

Yvonne Orji Makes Her Comedy Special Debut On HBO.

Nigerian American comedian Yvonne Orji makes her comedy special debut on HBO and HBO Max next month. The comedy special which will air on June 6th, commemorates Yvonne’s birth place Nigeria, while aggregating her unique experiences of being raised in America.

The excited comic took to her Instagram and posted the following:

“Naija made me🇳🇬America raised me🇺🇸
So it was only right that for my first @hbo comedy special, I PUT ON for both of my homes. What a moment it was to bring cameras all the way to Lagos AND deep in the village to get a sneak peak into the family that birth my funny. And then finally bringing it full circle to the DMV and taping in front two sold-out crowds at the Howard Theater. It’s been a LOOOONG journey, but how sweet it is, to finally be able to say, #MOMMAiMadeIt!”

Check out the trailer below:

Popular Street Artist Banksy’s Newest Work lHonours Health Workers.

Elusive street artist @banksy is still giving us the subversive imagery we all love from the comfort*W of his home.

His newest piece is called ‘Game Changer: and shows a boy playing with a superhero nurse toy, with figures of Batman and Spider-Man discarded in a bin.

The picture was sent to Southampton general hospital with a note for hospital workers, saying: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.” After lockdown measures are lifted, the piece will be put on public display. It’ll then be auctioned to raise money for NHS charities, a spokeswoman for Banksy confirmed.

Source: Guardian UK

Netflix’s African Original “Blood & Water” Unveils Stunning Images Of Cast & Crew

Africa is alive with young creative talent, as evidenced by the Netflix African Original Young Adult Drama series, “Blood & Water“, that’s soon to hit the screens of millions of viewers in 190 countries around the world.

So it was only fitting that Netflix gathered 5 talented young local photographers; Neo Baepi, Jonathan Ferreira, Lindsey Appolis, Tegan Smith and Mosa Hlope to capture a range of stunning behind the scenes imagery of the cast and crew.

The artistic vision and signature style of each photographer perfectly captures the drama and mystery surrounding the series, the vibrant energy of the cast, and gives us a peek into the world of Parkhurst College and its inhabitants – where “Blood & Water” comes to life.

At Parkhurst College, a prestigious inner-city school for Cape Town’s elite scholars and academic overachievers, we’ll follow the exploits of the intelligent, proactive and impulsive 16- year-old Puleng Khumalo, as she engineers her transfer to the school to investigate the 17-year- old cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister she’s never met.

“Blood & Water” stars breakout star Khosi Ngema as well as experienced known talent, Ama Qamata (“Gemora“, “My Perfect Family“, “Rhythm City“), Natasha Thahane (“Skeem Saam“, “The Queen“), Gail Mabalane (“The Road“, “The Wild“), Cindy Mahlangu (“The Queen“, “The Herd“), Thabang Molaba (“The Queen“), Arno Greeff (“Binnelanders“) and Dillon Windvogel (“DanZ“).

“Shameful Deceit,” A Film By Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade Unpacks Incest

UK Nollywood actress and producer, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade has released her highly successful 2013 feature film “Shameful Deceit“, which addressed an issue people rarely talk about, incest.

The touching story in centered on Elizabeth who divorced her unfaithful and philandering husband, and she’s unable to carter for their daughter. Her biggest mistake is leaving their daughter with the mother-in-law.

“Shameful Deceit” stars Marie Gomez, Lanre Balogun, Moji Bamtefa, Fatima Jabbe, Helen Gold, produced by Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade and directed by Ruke Amata.

Watch the film below:

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