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It’s a small movie with a big footprint’- Khalil Khain shares experience on working on ‘Coming to Africa’

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American actor, Khalil Khain has expressed his pride to movie director Anwar Jamison for allowing him be a part of a great project that is the movie “Coming to Africa.”

The “Girlfriends” actor revealed that when Awar Jameson contacted him to be in the movie, he was skeptical at first.

“Anwar Jamison got in contact with me about the movie. This was something that he created on his own. He told me what he wanted to do. Initially I thought it was a very ambitious, let me put it that way. I’ve been making movies for a long time now. He knew what he wanted to do, we shot half of the movie in Memphis and the other half here in Ghana,” he told Ameyaw Debrah in an interview.

According to Mr Khain, although he was still not sure if Anwar was going to pull the project off, he still accepted to be a part of it.

“I read the script and I though this is nice, this is funny, a good message but still I was like that’s a long shot. So I said sure if I can help come and lets see what I can do help. in the back of my mind I was thinking I wonder if he’ll be able to pull it work,” he stated.

He however added that when he saw the finished movie, he was impressed.

“I’m very proud of him. Not only did he pull it off…when I saw the movie, I just showed it to my mother and she loved it. It’s a small movie but with a big footprint.”

Mr Khain who is in the country for the first time for the premier of the movie  told Ameyaw Debrah that when he walked out of the airport into the streets, he felt at home because there were black people everywhere.

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“Coming to Africa” is romantic comedy woven around a Black American man Adrian (Anwar Jamison), a philandering financial executive, who has spent his entire life shunning Black consciousness and chasing corporate success.

Adrian’s brother, Buck (Khalil Kain), is an activist who routinely holds community meetings in his barbershop. After a perfect storm of disappointment and discrimination, Adrian finds himself in Ghana on an amusing adventure where he meets Akosua (Nana Ama McBrown) and finds nourishment for his soul.”

 

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Rappers shy away from collabs because of unnecessary comparisons- Eno Barony

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Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Eno Barony has blamed the lack of rapper-to-rapper collaborations on unnecessary comparisons.

The rapper, who has constantly shown her rapping prowess in a field dominated by men stated in a recent interview that rappers shy away from collaborations with other rappers.

“I’ve not really featured a lot of rappers because a lot of rappers kind of shy away from featuring their co rappers especially me being a girl,” she stated.

According to Eno, singers are able to collaborate freely without any chance of music listeners trying to pick who sang the best, however, same cannot be said for rappers.

“Most at times there is a comparison when it comes to rap but two singers can easily feature themselves on a song without being compared.

“Nobody cares they just jam to it but then when two rappers are on a project people tend to just compare the lyrics and stuff,” she explained.

She continued; “So it’s like you guys putting your lives down you may be slaughtered at any time but this one is a collaboration, not a battle,” Eno Barony told the host.

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Sandra Ababio caused our split, happy he didn’t marry her- Lilwin’s ex-wife

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie has revealed she has no issues with the actor’s new wife, however, her woes are geared towards Sandra Ababio.

In an interview with Oheneba Media, Ms Patricia has stated that she has absolutely no problems with Lilwin’s new wife and she’s happy that the actor chose her to marry and not Sandra Ababio.

Sandra Ababio is also a Kumawood actress who was rumoured to have had an amorous relationship with the actor. Even though the two have denied their relationship on various occasions, Lilwin’s ex-wife, Patricia has confirmed that indeed there was something going on between Sandra and Lilwin.

Ms Patricia Afriyie alleges that, Sandra Ababio was the cause of their split and has dared the actress to deny the news.

“Lilwin started disrespecting me as soon as Sandra came into the picture. Lilwin told me I wasn’t Sandra’s class. I was shocked she wasn’t the one Lilwin ended up marrying,” she said in the interview.

“I saw her nude photos on Lil Win’s phone, that was when I believed what I was told that she was dating him,” she added.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

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I met Lilwin at 14, had our first child at age 15- Ex-wife reveals

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie is revealing some details of she and the actors relationship before it ended.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

Detailing how she met Lilwin, Ms Patricia revealed that she met the actor when she was only 14 years old.

“I was 14 years when Lil Win and I started being intimate. He met me when I was 14 and we started dating. I was a class 6 student. I was in school till JHS 3 when I became pregnant. I was pregnant with my first child at that time,” she said.

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“Prior to that I got pregnant at age 14 and had a miscarriage. I gave birth to our firstborn at the age of 15. Then seven months later I got pregnant with the second born”.

Ms Patricia also revealed she met the actor at a time where he was struggling to make it as an actor.

“We’ve been through a lot of hurdles since I met him. There were times we had to soak and drink gari before going to bed. People even tried to advise me against him. They tried to stop me from dating him but I had hope that things will get better. I met him when he was an upcoming actor and a shoe seller,” she said in the interview.

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Nollywood Star Ini Dima-Okojie and Abasi Ene-Obong’s Traditional Wedding was an Elegant and Cultural Affair that Left Lagos in Awe

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The wedding bells are ringing for Nollywood’s leading lady Ini Dima-Okojie who recently starred in the Netflix Original Series ‘Blood Sisters.’ The star actress recently tied the knot to the love of her life, Abasi Ene-Obong. (more…)

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“Smoke some good trees and stop the cigar“ – Yaa Pono tells Sarkodie

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Yaa Pono wants Sarkodie to quit smoking Cigars! (more…)

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Apple Music announces The Africa Now Anniversary Special featuring Sarkodie, Angelique Kidjo and more

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This Week’s Episode Features a Special Anniversary Look-Back at a Year of Showcasing the Continent’s Biggest Hits – and the Artists Behind Them!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with LootLove this Friday, May 27th at 10a Lagos/London / 11a Johannesburg/Paris / 2a LA / 5a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

The Anniversary Special
Friday, May 27th marks the second full year of Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1. For 12 months, LootLove has led a sonic tour across Africa, interviewing the biggest and best acts, and shining a spotlight on the next generation of African superstars. On this special anniversary episode, LootLove takes us through some of the most special highlights from season two, including artist interviews and some of the the most notable chart-toppers from the past year.

Interview Highlights
LootLove shares her best interview moments with this week’s cover stars: on episode 1, Angelique Kidjo discussed working with a cross-section of artists from across the continent; Msaki (episode 24) revealed how she found her place in the world of electronic music; Diamond Platnumz (episode 39) shared how he learned to produce during lockdown; Asake (episode 38) revealed how spirituality shapes his art; Tems (episode 15) covered her journey of building new audiences around the world; and Sarkodie (episode 8) shared what excites him about the next generation of African artists.

The Big 5
LootLove shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Claudio Wade feat. Nkosazana Daughter, Ajebo Hustlers, Wendy Kay feat. Njerae, Blxckie, and Mavins, Crayon and Ayra Starr feat. LADIPOE, Magixx and Boy Spyce.

Loot Loves
Each week, LootLove chooses her favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she spotlights Nigerian singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold and his Lucky Daye collab, “Sinner,” from Apple Music’s Africa to the World playlist. Listen HERE, and catch all of LootLoves picks on on Apple Music’s LootLoves playlist. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, May 27th at 10a Lagos/London / 11a Johannesburg/Paris / 2a LA / 5a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

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