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Under the cut you’ll find #254 gifs of the talented, amazing, adorable, and cute gifs of Nigerian-American actress PEPI SONUGA from season one of Famous in Love in her role as Tangey. These gifs are all small/medium, textless, and all HQ. All of these gifs were made by @simplymaddiekat you can use them in any way but if you add them to a crackship or gif hunt or anything of the sort please give me credit for all of the hard work put in. Please like and/or reblog if you plan on using.

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Ororo Munroe, aka, “Storm” fan cast

“When I was just a girl, I called myself goddess… and I lived in the sky. Sometimes I wonder why I ever left. I’m a mutant with the power to control the weather. Here’s where I belong… every nerve connected with the wind, the clouds, the vapor.”

Candidate 1: Genevieve Nnaji, age 37. She is a Nigerian actress and singer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. 

Candidate 2: Stephanie Okereke Linus, age 33. She is a Nigerian actress, film director and model. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress, and three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010. 

Candidate 3: Danai Gurira, age 38. She is a Zimbabwean American actress and playwright, best known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series. 

Last but not least candidate 4: Lupita Nyong'o, age 33. She is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and film director. Notable roles and awards includes an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave and Tony Award for Best Actress for her Broadway debut in Eclipsed.


Representation for dark, skin black women is essential to help break down barriers that systematically hold dark skin black women down due to their intersectional identities (i.e. sexism, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, etc and importantly colorism). I purposely fan casted these women because they match the basic and essential characteristics of Storm (i.e. dark skin, African-born woman). 

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Under the cut there are exactly #144 gifs of Nigerian-American actress PEPI SONUGA requested by anonymous. They are what I deem to be roleplayable. Each gif was created from scratch by myself and taken from her role as Sally in The Fosters. Please do not take or edit them without credit (or asking me first) or add them to any gif hunts. Each gif is 250x188 in size. Please like/reblog if you use them or you’re a rph.

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Megalyn Echikunwoke as April

The actress of Nigerian descent recurred in the first season of the Don Cheadle comedy, House of Lies. Her character was an exotic dancer who shared a very heated bathroom scene Rachel Norbert (Anna Camp) in the pilot episode of the series.

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Nicole Beharie

Facts

  • January 3, 1985
  • American actress
  • she is of Nigerian and Jamaican descent

Filmography

  • Abbie [Sleepy Hollow]
  • Marianne [Shame]

Appearance

  • brown/ black hair
  • long hair
  • brown eyes
  • 1.55m

Roleplay

  • playable: young adult, adult
American Gods are in the Apple

On Monday April 17 at Apple SoHo Store in New York City,Starz held an event for their upcoming series American Gods. I made the trek over from New Jersey to attend the event, and it was definitely worth it.

I learned that Ian McShane was a candidate to play the role of Czernoborg,but he is happy that Peter Stromare was cast.I got the impression that he does an awesome job on the series.The character Laura Moon played by Emily Browning has a more prominent on the show than in the book.

The character Bilquis played by actress Yetide Bataki has the power of sexuality,Yetide sees it as a deep human connection. The actress is Nigerian, her upbringing was conservative as far as her views on sexuality.She told a story about breaking the news of being cast to her conservative step mother.According to Yetide,she was frank in the conversation with her mother on the subject of sex,that was the first time they had a talk like that.
Bilquis’s role is an expanded one unlike her character in the book.

Neil Gaiman,Michael Green and Bryan Fuller talked about creating a back story for Laura Moon,an idea that they agreed upon from the beginning.Gaiman attributes the expansion of Bilquis’s role to Bryan and Michael.Her character has a scene in that book that comes to life in the show,a scene that is much anticipated by fans of the book.

Michael Green explains that Bilquis does something interesting after “that scene”,fans also learned that a particular sultry scene was part of her audition.

Actor Ricky Whittle was cast as Shadow Moon,the main character in American Gods.A move that was met with mixed reviews because some fans wanted actor Jason Momoa to play the part.We also learned that despite reports of 700 men that auditioned there were many more that that.

Actor Cloris Leachman who plays Zora Vechernaya turned 90 years young during the filming and one very funny story told about her proves that she’s still as sassy as ever.Despite reports that say otherwise,the show was not renewed for a second season.

They would not give us any major spoilers other than to tell us that season one ends at the House on the Rock. It’s a real place that’s supposed to be the most “magical and real”.

Ricky Whittle described the CGI experience with a funny story, the show makes sure to do everything that readers of the book love and more, it was down to what they wanted and what they loved.

Yetide Badaki is a huge Neil Gaiman fan,and a huge geek.

It’s a dream come true to be in this show, she’s very excited about seeing the episodes with Emily and Ricky. She mentioned that they had binged watched a few episodes together.

Laura’s story reads like fan fiction, in fact Bryan Fuller’s work in general is fan fiction. The fourth episode is the retelling of the show from Laura’s point of view and filmed as a companion pilot.

Good news, Gillian Anderson will come back if the series gets a second season.

American Gods will premiere on Starz on April 30th at 9:00pm

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Happy Birthday to Nigerian actress and entrepreneur Genevieve Nnaji!

With well over 100 acting credits to her name, Genevieve Nnaji is one of Nigeria’s brightest stars. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005 and was featured in 2014’s “Half of a Yellow Sun,” the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel.

'American Gods' star explains her character's insane sex scene: 'She absolutely owns it'

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Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Sunday’s premiere episode of “American Gods.”

A very startling sex act on “American Gods" had a lot of people talking Sunday during the new Starz drama.

It features the attention-starved goddess of love, Bilquis, whose vagina swallows up her numerous lovers, both male and female, during heated sexual intercourse.

"You don’t see a woman owning sex like that often," Yetide Badaki, who plays Bilquis on "American Gods,” recently told Business Insider in New York City.

“You see sex as something that happens to us a lot, something people apologize for or shy away from,” the Nigerian-born actress said. “Bilquis absolutely owns it and does not apologize for it. And I hope people talk about that.”

“American Gods,” which is already renewed for a second season, is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s popular 2001 novel of the same name. The show tells the story of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-convict who meets Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who hires Shadow as his bodyguard. Shadow accompanies McShane’s mysterious character on a cross-country journey to recruit the multicultural gods of history who were brought to the US by immigrants for a war with the new gods created out of our modern worship of technology, media, drugs, and celebrity, among other things.

The beautiful Bilquis, one of the elder gods, yearns for the worship and connection of years passed. She makes up for that by finding lovers who adore her during sex play and then fill the hole created by the modern ways we now connect with one another. As an example, Badaki referenced a New York Times article about how millennials are having less sex in this digital age.

“In essence, they’re having less intimacy than previous generations,” Badaki said. “There’s so much that’s changed in the way we connect. So there’s that yearning in that sex scene. And it’s funny, one of the metaphors that came up for me when looking into Bilquis was also the idea of a starlet from the silent era trying to survive in the day of the talkies. There’s something out of time about it and something slightly out of sync.”

As intense as Bilquis’ sex scenes are, Badaki teases that “American Gods” certainly takes advantage of the freedom a premium cable network offers when it comes to sex.

“I love the sex positivity in this show in that taking the stigma away from actually talking about it is a very powerful thing,” she said. “And we also have it in a beautifully safe space. We have these incredible artists that have created this lovely artistic bubble where everyone can come in and really be vulnerable in all states. And it’s incredibly inclusive. It’s equal-opportunity. Yes, this scene is interesting but there will be plenty more that people will be talking about.”

The actress also says we’ll learn that Bilquis has a lot more to offer than sex tricks.

“You will definitely learn a lot more about where Bilquis has come from,” Badaki told us. “And I can say in this season, you will get an idea of where she is going and how she is an integral part of this war between the new and the old gods.”

NOW WATCH: 7 details you might have missed in episode 1 of ‘American Gods’

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'American Gods' star explains her character's insane sex scene: 'She absolutely owns it'

(Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, the goddess of love, on “American Gods."Starz)

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Sunday’s premiere episode of "American Gods.”

A very startling sex act on “American Gods" had a lot of people talking Sunday during the new Starz drama.

It features the attention-starved goddess of love, Bilquis, whose vagina swallows up her numerous lovers, both male and female, during heated sexual intercourse.

"You don’t see a woman owning sex like that often," Yetide Badaki, who plays Bilquis on "American Gods,” recently told Business Insider in New York City.

“You see sex as something that happens to us a lot, something people apologize for or shy away from,” the Nigerian-born actress said. “Bilquis absolutely owns it and does not apologize for it. And I hope people talk about that.”

“American Gods,” which is already renewed for a second season, is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s popular 2001 novel of the same name. The show tells the story of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-convict who meets Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who hires Shadow as his bodyguard. Shadow accompanies McShane’s mysterious character on a cross-country journey to recruit the multicultural gods of history who were brought to the US by immigrants for a war with the new gods created out of our modern worship of technology, media, drugs, and celebrity, among other things.

The beautiful Bilquis, one of the elder gods, yearns for the worship and connection of years passed. She makes up for that by finding lovers who adore her during sex play and then fill the hole created by the modern ways we now connect with one another. As an example, Badaki referenced a New York Times article about how millennials are having less sex in this digital age.

“In essence, they’re having less intimacy than previous generations,” Badaki said. “There’s so much that’s changed in the way we connect. So there’s that yearning in that sex scene. And it’s funny, one of the metaphors that came up for me when looking into Bilquis was also the idea of a starlet from the silent era trying to survive in the day of the talkies. There’s something out of time about it and something slightly out of sync.”

As intense as Bilquis’ sex scenes are, Badaki teases that “American Gods” certainly takes advantage of the freedom a premium cable network offers when it comes to sex.

“I love the sex positivity in this show in that taking the stigma away from actually talking about it is a very powerful thing,” she said. “And we also have it in a beautifully safe space. We have these incredible artists that have created this lovely artistic bubble where everyone can come in and really be vulnerable in all states. And it’s incredibly inclusive. It’s equal-opportunity. Yes, this scene is interesting but there will be plenty more that people will be talking about.”

The actress also says we’ll learn that Bilquis has a lot more to offer than sex tricks.

“You will definitely learn a lot more about where Bilquis has come from,” Badaki told us. “And I can say in this season, you will get an idea of where she is going and how she is an integral part of this war between the new and the old gods.”

NOW WATCH: 7 details you might have missed in episode 1 of ‘American Gods’



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