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Author: Akua Gyamfi

92% #OutOf100 – Fences A Simply Epic Piece of Cinema

I’m not sure where to start with this film. But, okay, first a vital piece of information is being missed from the discussion around Fences, and that’s the actor who plays Cory Maxson is British born raised in America, Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers). That’s it. For his outstanding performance alone, we’d like to claim him back thank you. Not quite part of the British talent drain, but if his family had kept him here, who knows if he’d ever have been cast in this role. We thank you Adepo family. So, after successfully starring in the 2010 award-winning Broadway version, Denzel Washington...

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TBB Founder Features in Melan Mag’s article – 10 Women At The Top of Their Game: What I would tell my 15-year old self!

Presenter, radio host and journalist Claire Clottey reached out to founder of The British Blacklist, Akua Gyamfi, along with Angie Le Mar, Melysah Charles, Hayley Alexander, Rachel Ritfield, Terri Walker, Siobhan Copland, Simone Bresi-Ando, and Jenny Francis to find out what they’d tell their younger selves, for Melan Magazine.

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A Hope for 2017: let’s see more black Britons in love on our screens

To accompany the BFI Black Star Season, Team TBB have been asked to contribute to the BFI magazine. This article by Akua Gyamfi reflects on the lack of Black British love and romance captured on our screens, celebrates the African American classic Claudine which is screening as part of the Black Star season, and its only UK comparative Burning An Illusion by British director/writer Menelik Shabazz.

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100% #OutOf100 Dreamgirls @ The Savoy – Deserves All The Standing Ovations!!!

When Jennifer Hudson took on the role of Effie in Dreamgirls the 2006 film version of the original 1981 Broadway show, I thought no one could top her scene stealing performance. But, I was wrong, and it’s not just Hudson’s performance. This new production of Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre on West End, kinda blows the film version out of the water. The Savoy Theatre although one of the West End’s more prestigious theatres, is quite intimate with its 1,158 capacity. With very good seats, looking at the stage close up, and the simple set of stacked automated stage lights and nothing else, I was wondering if this...

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