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It’s ‘Ziwe’ or the Highway: New Late-Night Show Takeover

Ziwe Fumudoh is a Brooklyn-based fierce and formidable writer. She is recognized for her political commentary and responses to racially charged topics, focusing on conversations people are looking to avoid. 

The noted Black female writer has done work for the pop culture news show Desus & Mero and co-hosted on the Hysteria podcast by Crooked Media. With lots of experience under her belt, Fumudoh is now looking to take over late-night television. 

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the comedic writer said, “Hopefully, we have explosions, confetti cannons, and dancers,” describing what she envisions for Ziwe. The variety series will join shows like Desus & Mero and A Little Late With Lilly Singh and air on Showtime.

Premiering May 9, Ziwe will not be the typical late-night show that one would turn to fall asleep to. Fumudoh promises interviews, musical numbers, guest stars, sketches, fake commercials, and field pieces. 

Tracing back to her original blueprints, Fumudoh has already created a bold aesthetic around her work. Vanity Fair’s article highlights two shows she produced on youtube and Instagram. One of them, Baited with Ziwe, became an Instagram must-watch where she would ask her guests (who were usually White) bold and direct questions, such as “how many black friends do you have?” or “Who is Huey P. Newton?”

Adding to her new show host title, Fumudoh will soon also become a published author. A collection of her essays called The Book of Ziwe will hit stores in January 2022.

We look forward to seeing Fumudoh’s talent being exercised in her new late-night show, which already made it to Essence’s list of “Most Anticipated TV Shows for Spring 2022.”

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New Music Alert: Sholuv Presents ‘Zero’ – a Prelude to New Understanding

by Betti Halsell, senior staff writer

Multidimensional artist Adeshola Adeoye, better known as Sholuv, increased the decibels of hope in his latest project, “Zero,” produced through OPXS BOIS, the three-track album was released on Tuesday, Dec.20.  As a compound expression of art through various mediums, Sholuv revealed the golden thread holding the body of work together and musically elevates one’s mind.

“It’s a prelude project, and preludes start at zero,” Sholuv declared as he signed part of his Gi, the top half of a karate uniform. The notable artist reflected on the night as his exclusive showing of the album came to a close.

Sholuv expanded his thoughts by referencing the process of creating anime, the complexities of building a world out of the realm of imagination, and then releasing it. Sholuv described this album as a lore or a collection of nuances that are significant to understand the rest of the collection of art.

Sholuv shared three songs and one bonus track with invite-only attendees. The vibrations of each track felt like they traveled around the world. The transformative lyrics and storytelling were vivid; it’s a new level of painting a mental picture without a brush. Sholuv has expanded his art across his fashion with his lifestyle brand, Optimixts, and continues to grow as a producer and videographer.

Songs like “25,” interlock cinematic touches on the beat with raw power in the verses. While introducing the track, Sholuv stated, “This was me, describing myself as a 25-year-old and who I am as a man, and really looking optimistic—when it comes to everything I’m involved with.”

Sholuv has five previous projects that include “For Tha Honey’s,” “Sounds from Tha Den,” and “.”

OPXS BOIS’ artist manager, Scoop, considered the growth he witnessed from Sholuv; he reflected on the composition of the newly released project and stated, “This project for Sholuv is a real testimony to the growth of his production style and rhyme scheme,” he continued, “his subject matter has always been there, but this project is eye-opening to his style of verbiage.”

“Zero” is out now on all major platforms. Follow Sholuv on Instagram and turn up the volume of hope through his aromatic sounds.

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‘You People’: New Trailer Features Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, and Nia Long

You People

Netflix has released the first teaser of its upcoming star-studded comedy titled You People, helmed by Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris.

The cast includes Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, and Nia Long, who are featured in the first look clip. Also starring are Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony, Bryan Greenberg, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The official logline reads – A new couple (Hill and London) and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations, and generational differences.

The comedy is set to launch on January 27. Check out the first-look images below.

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First Look Images of Idris Elba in ‘Luther’ Movie Released

Idris Elba is reprising his role as DCI John Luther in Netflix’s upcoming movie version of the series.

The film is described as a continuation of the popular show that aired for a total of five seasons on BBC One. The movie is directed by Jamie Payne and written by Neil Cross.

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Luther movie is scheduled to launch in March 2023.

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