BEVERLY HILLS, CARLIFONIA, February 7th, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ The Essence Black Women in Hollywood was full of star power, with all our faves, from Yvonne Orji to Billy Potter and Kerry Washington attending.
Also at the event was Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji, looking beautiful in a simple gown on the red carpet.
Check out photos of her from the event:
Lupita Visits Nigeria Ahead Of Chimamanda’s Novel Adaptation
NAIROBI, KENYA, Monday February 24, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o says she’s in love with writer, Chimamanda Adichie’s novel, ‘Americanah’.
Nyong’o who is set to play a major role in the screen adaptation of the novel explained that she fell in love with the book because of Chimamanda’s unique ability to bring the characters to life.
“I was awestruck by her ability to capture such exquisite character in a way that made me laugh but also made me feel seen,” the actress said on Saturday, while addressing an audience in Lagos, Nigeria, Channels TV said.
According to her, she had read other books by the writer–Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus and “both of them were incredible”.
This fueled her anticipation for the next book Americanah, which she pre-ordered long before its release in April 2013.
Nyong’o, further noted that one of the things she feels privileged to do is to bring specificity to the African story.
For her, the vague and generalised representations of Africa is a trend she hopes to see less of and that’s one of the reasons she’s excited to be among the cast of Americanah, as it is expected to be set in Nigeria.
“So, I’m here (in Lagos) to immerse myself and learn as much as I can in order to do the story justice,” she added.
The Black Panther actress said she “appreciates the warm welcome” so far in the country, among other things. She was also excited to share some of the Igbo Language and Pidgin she had picked up in the course of her brief stay.
“Daalu o” (meaning thank you) .. she said, expressing her gratitude as the audience cheered her on.
Nana Ama McBrown Celebrates Her Daughter’s First Birthday With A Newly Built Canteen For An Orphanage
ASHANTI REGION KUMASI, GHANA, February 23rd, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown went on a gift-giving spree on February 21 as her daughter turned one.
Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown went on a gift-giving spree as her daughter turned one.
A day to baby Maxin’s birthday, the actress announced on her social media handle she would be giving out goodies to some of her followers.
Baby Maxin turned one year old on Friday, February 21, 2020. Later, McBrown, in the company of family and friends headed out to Ashan Children’s Village in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to commission a 100 seater canteen, she built for the orphanage.
The canteen which will also serve as an assembly hall has a fixed television set and stocked refrigerator.
Speaking during the donation, McBrown indicated her actions were to honour the promises she made to God prior to the childbirth.
She also distributed gift items including drinks, biscuits and water to the orphanage.
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Lauren London Speaks On Dating Rumors With Diddy; This Is What She Had To Say.
Lauren London is still grieving, so she does not have time for relationship rumors.
According to Page Six, some fans started speculating if the girlfriend of the late Nipsey Hussle had struck up a romance with P. Diddy after he posted a photo of them at the Roc Nation pre-GRAMMY brunch on his Instagram, with the caption:
“More Lost Files … Me & My Sister @laurenlondon at the @rocnation brunch.”
Lauren London took to her Instagram to make sure fans know that she still only has eyes for Hussle. She wrote:
“I’m all love and peace but never forget….I’m a woman in grief and I don’t play about Nip, my family ,my character and code. Bout to drink a green juice to start the day though.”
She also posted the message: “Stop f**king with me and my name. Now let me get back to healing.”
Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death and he is certainly not forgotten.
Tyler Perry’s New Comedy About Kid Rapper ‘Young Dylan’ Drops Trailer
Young Dylan, also known as Dylan Gilmer, is set to take his talents to TV with the help of Tyler Perry. Nickelodeon’s new series, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, will premiere Feb. 29, at 8:30 (ET/PT).
According to the press release, the show description states, “Dylan’s grandmother Viola (Aloma Wright) realizes that raising her grandson is too much to take on, so she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles Wilson (Carl Anthony Payne II), his wife Yasmine (Mieko Hillman) and their two kids Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Charlie (Hero Hunter). Suddenly, the Wilson family household needs to adapt as lifestyles clash between rising hip-hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins.”
Perry made a surprise visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show last October, when Gilmer was a guest, and announced that the young rapper would be starring in his own TV series.
“I’m excited to work with Brian (Robbins) and the team at Nickelodeon and find creative ways to reach new audiences,” Perry told Degeneres. “I love creating comedy television and can’t wait to work with the talented Young Dylan.”
The 10-year-old phenom has been seen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at NBA All-Star Weekend in 2019.
Watch the first clip of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan below: