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Blank Panther 2: Wakanda Forever Cast Arrive At European Premiere

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The cast of Blank Panther: Wakanda Forever have arrived at the film’s European premiere in London’s Leicester Square.

Stars including Michaela Coel, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o attended the red carpet for the hugely anticipated sequel to the superhero film.

The 2018 release of Black Panther is one of the most profitable movies of all time.

The Marvel Studios production made more than £1bn ($1.1bn) at the box office.

It was the first superhero film to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture. In total it was nominated seven times, winning three for original score, costume design and production design.

The franchise has been praised for its strong portrayal of black characters.

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Michaela Coel
I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel plays new character Aneka in Wakanda Forever

Speaking to the BBC’s Steffan Powell at the film’s premiere, Coel said: “The feeling it gives me, as a woman of colour, to see my story reflected back still gives me a rush of exhilaration to be seen.

“This cast give me a lot of confidence, I feel proud to be among them.”

Returning actress Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye, said she hoped Black Panther “paves the way” for other franchisees to cast strong black female leads.

She described filming as an “intense process” following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 from colon cancer.

Director Ryan Coogler came up with a plot that could reflect the 43-year-old’s death which Lupita Nyong’o said would “really resonate with people”.

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o plays Nakia in the film series

“Respecting Chadwick and what he started us off is the way forward,” Nyong’o told BBC News. “Ryan was so smart to embrace the loss and make this film about what we do when we lose somebody because we all experience it at one point.

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“The honesty with it will surprise people and the fact you can do that without compromising on the fun, and the spectacle, is a feat and I’m really proud.”

The first film starred Boseman as the crime-fighting ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology on earth.

More than 170 million viewers watched the trailer for its follow-up, Wakanda Forever, in the first 24 hours after its release.

Last week Rihanna released her first single in six years which is taken from the soundtrack of the new film.

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Coogler said Rihanna’s involvement in the project was to honour Boseman.

“Honestly, I think it was Chad,” he said. “A lot of improbable things needed to happen for it to come through and Rihanna was very clear that she did that for him.”

Other celebrities at the premiere included Stormzy, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Maya Jama.

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Bola Ray Marks 25 Years In Media Career, Launches ‘Project Impact’ To Mentor Young People

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Bola Ray Marks 25 Years In Media Career, Launches ‘Project Impact’ To Mentor Young People

Ghanaian media mogul and CEO of EIB Network, Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi, better known as Bola Ray has launched ‘Project Impact’ to celebrate his 25 years as a media practitioner.

According to the media entrepreneur, as part of his celebration-themed “Impact @ 25,” ‘Project Impact’ is curated to mentor young people who aspire to excel in their fields of endeavour.

Speaking at the launch held at Platinum Place, Ridge, Accra, he revealed plans to hold mentorship programmes every month for young people across the country to afford the youth to attend thought leadership seminars to change their narratives and be influenced by mentorship.

This is part of his efforts to give back to society and ensure equal opportunity for the youth, he explained and added that “Project Impact” will have personalities from all industries – fashion, music, agriculture, finance, etc. – to guide young people in making career choices.

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In 1997, an ambitious visionary started what, in a few years, became one of the leading media personalities’ brands in Ghana.

With 25 years of growth and ground-breaking success, Bola Ray has set benchmarks as not just a media personality but an influential brand that has mentored and inspired young people to find their path to success.

Bola Ray gave wings to his vision and launched as a radio host in 1997 at Radio Universe. He started when digitalization was still in its infancy and the internet was uncharted territory.
But due to his unique presenting style, he quickly became a household name in the Ghanaian media space and won many prestigious awards.

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With his excellent industry insights and creative prowess, Bola Ray has spearheaded some ingenious ideas and path-breaking campaigns to inspire the next generation and promote Ghanaian tourism.

Bola Ray, is CEO of the African-facing EIB Network and the founder of Empire Protocol.

The 25th-anniversary celebration is dubbed ‘Impact at 25 with Bola Ray’, and will feature activities including a school outreach and mentorship programme.

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The Crown Season 5 Release Date, Cast and Everything You Need To Know

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The Crown is an excellent Netflix Original show, loosely based on the real-world events following the political rivalries and romances of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as well as events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Brilliantly dramatised of course, to make for a great watch.

Seasons 1 to 4 have given us all a history lesson from the 1940s to the 1980s, and after Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana Spencer both debuted in season 4, all eyes are on season 5 and which events we will see next.

Here’s everything you need to know about season 5 of The Crown, including who has been cast, when it was released and what we can expect.

The Crown season 5 release date: When is it out?

Netflix released season five of The Crown on 9 November 2022. Season 4 of The Crown arrived on Netflix in November 2020, so we’ve been waiting two years.

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Season 3 appeared two years after season 2 of The Crown though, along with the new cast, so it’s not surprising season 5 and its new cast have arrived when they have.

How and where to watch The Crown season 5

Season 5 of The Crown is only available to watch on Netflix. 

The show is a Netflix Original, like Bridgerton, so you if you want to watch it, then you’ll need to be subscribed to Netflix.

How many episodes will there be in The Crown season 5?

There are 10 episodes in The Crown season 5. 

Seasons 1 to 4 all have 10 episodes, resulting in a total of 40 episodes prior to season 5 being released, so it’s unsurprising season 5 stuck to the same format, especially as a season 6 is planned.

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What is expected to happen in The Crown season 5?

The Crown season 5 will carry on from where season 4 left off, which is the latter part of 1990. It is expected that season 5 will therefore cover the 1990s, though it is not totally confirmed which exact events will be given airtime or what showrunner Peter Morgan will focus on.

There’s quite a few to choose from though, including the fire at Windsor castle in 1992, the Queen’s 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne and the breakdown of several of her children’s marriages. All of those appear to be present based on the first full trailer for the show, which you can watch at the top of the page.

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There’s also Princess Diana in the second half of the decade. Not only her interview with journalist Martin Bashir, but also her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996 and her tragic death in 1997. The season will cover the death, but Netflix told The Sun: “The exact moment of the crash impact will not be shown”.

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Roverman Productions Presents: Husband Material 7 Yards

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Roverman Productions is back with another gripping and exciting Ebo Whyte classic, Husband Material 7 Yards.

What is the measure of a husband? 7 yards? 12 yards or 3 yards? Can the quality of a husband be measured and if so, with what and by whom, his wife, his children or his suspected side-chick?

Roverman Productions presents: Husband Material 7 Yards

Husband Material 7 Yards tells the story of Joe and Charity, who start their day as any other day- with a bit of fighting, loving, money issues and the task of keeping three energetic kids in line. With a great job and the backing of the powerful board chairman to count on, Joe and his wife have every reason to feel blessed. However, Joe’s world turns upside down and he, his wife and his children find themselves facing disaster.

It is an Ebo Whyte classic filled with a lot of humour and lessons.

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Husband Material 7 Yards shows at the National Theatre on 26th & 27th November and 3rd & 4th December, 2022 at 4 pm and 8 pm each day. Rate is GHC100.

Dial *365*535# to buy tickets or visit any of the traditional outlets.
You may visit the Roverman Productions pages on Facebook and Instagram; or call 0505546010 or WhatsApp 0505546030 for inquiries and booking of tickets

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You can also visit www.rovermanproductions.com to buy tickets.

Husband Material 7 Yards is sponsored by Gino Tomato Mix, GCB Bank and Ebony Condoms.

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