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Katung Aduwak Set To Drop Short Film Titled ‘Not Supposed To Be Here.’

The soon to be released short, stars Gbenro Ajibade & Jeremy Smith

Big Brother Naija 2016 winner, writer and filmmaker, Katung Aduwak is set to drop a new short film titled “Not Supposed To Be Here“.

The short film starring Gbenro Ajibade and Jeremy Smith explores a contentious exchange between an African and an African American. The vitriol leads them to an eye-opening conclusion.

Directed by Katung Aduwak, Written by and Jojo Sillia, edited by Sammie Amachree. The release date is yet to be announced.

Photo Credit: katung_aduwak

Text excluding title courtesy Bellanaija

ESSENCE’s Best in Africa List Celebrates Incredible African Voices like Burna Boy, Sharon Chuter & Odunayo Eweniyi.

ESSENCE has released its first-ever edition of “The Africa List: The Best In Entertainment, Culture and Business”, which celebrates incredible Africans, lending their talents, voices, ideas and movements and shaping tomorrow’s Africa.

According to Essence:

Africa has seen unmatched growth in numerous areas in recent years. As could be expected, at the center of the boom is a visionary generation committed to propelling itself forward in its own authentically African way. But it has not been easy.

Within the 54 countries on the continent, there are some managing decades-long wars, autocratic governments or interminable conflicts. But weaving through all of that, there is creativity, innovation and light. It is the African way.

This list includes amazing stars like Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, Founder and CEO of Uoma Beauty, Co-founder and COO of PiggyVest, Odunayo Eweniyi, Sho Madjozi from South Africa, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum from Democratic Republic of Congo, Mati Diop from Senegal, David Adjaye from Ghana, and so many more.

Naomi Osaka now the Highest Paid Female Athlete in the World.

Naomi Osaka, is one of the top female tennis players in the world and now the 22-year-old tennis superstar can add another title to her resumé: the highest-paid female athlete in history.

According to Forbes, Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams on this front, earning $37.4 million in the past 12 months by way of tournament payouts and endorsement deals, which is $1.4 million more than Williams in that same period, and besting the $29.7 million record set by fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova in 2015.

Forbes also reports that this is the first time since 2016 that two women have made the rank of the 100 highest-paid athletes.

Photo Credit: @naomiosakaworld

Source: Bellanaija

French Artist, Kyés Creates Digital Portraits Of Famous Faces.

We are truly amazed by the digital artistry of French artiste Kyés, in his reimagined digital images of famous faces into noblemen and women.

The collection covers names like JayZ and Beyonce, Nas, Warren G, Rihanna, Daft Punk and even Afrobeat co-creator Tony Allen.

Let’s see if you can recognize who’s who in the images?

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