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⏳ Trivia Time

Question: For which movie did Idris Elba receive his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor?

A) "Beasts of No Nation" where he played the role of a warlord in West Africa.
B) "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" where he portrayed Nelson Mandela.
C) "Luther" for his role as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the British crime drama series.

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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5 Must-Watch Comedy Specials by African Comedians

Comedy knows no boundaries, and Africa proves to be a burgeoning hub of comedic talent, making waves on both local and international stages. Forget the tired stereotypes, these hilarious stand-up specials offer fresh takes, side-splitting observations, and a window into unique cultural experiences. So, ditch the dad jokes or embrace them if that’s what you love, and get ready to discover your new favorite comedians

Kai Eats Nigerian Food: Love or Nah? 🇳🇬🤔

Let’s dive into the wild African adventure of Kai Cenat, America's very own content legend, as he hits up Lagos, Nigeria. His journey? It’s like nothing you’ve seen before, filled with laughter, culture, and pure vibe. So, let's get into it!

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What We're...

📰 Reading: Larry Amponsah - a beautifully written editorial piece by Nataal.

📺 Watching: Sounds of Nollywood – a mesmerising 5-part documentary series uncovering the artistry behind film sound and music in Africa's iconic cinema industry.

🎧 Listening to: Tyla's self-titled album on Spotify.

🎟️ Booking: April Member Meet-ups. Marmalade Member Meet-ups are all about enjoying great times, with great people, at great events. Can’t wait to see you there!

👀 Eyeing: Kai Collective's latest drop "LA FLAME – Own The Moment". On sale from Thursday 28th of March, 6pm (GMT) / 2pm (EST) / 11am (PST)

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B) "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" where he portrayed Nelson Mandela.
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