- Carmen Ejogo is set to feature in a historical film, Netflix's Madam CJ Walker
- The movie is about first African-American self-made millionaire female millionaire
- The British-Nigerian actress is to play the role of Addie, a hairstylist and nemesis of Madam CJ Walker
Netflix's Madam CJ Walker limited series is assembling its impressive cast and British-Nigerian actress, Carmen Ejogo, has been invited to star in the upcoming series.
In 2018, Netflix announced a four-part drama series about Madam CJ Walker which is to be executive produced by Octavia Spencer alongside NBA legend, Lebron James.
Inspired by her great-great-granddaughter’s book, On Her Own Ground, the four-part limited series, Madam CJ Walker, tells the story of black hair-care pioneer and mogul Madam CJ Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and family challenges to become first African-American self-made female millionaire.
Ejogo, who is known for her roles in Selma and True Detective, has been cast to play Addie, a hairstylist and nemesis of Sarah Breedlove (Madam CJ Walker).
She is a savvy businesswoman herself, who parlays her good looks and social standing into a profitable African-American hair care business.
She stars alongside Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip, Blair Underwood, When They See Us, and Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers. Madam CJ Walker is expected to be premiered in 2020 on Netflix.
Ejogo began her career as a teenager hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995.
Legit.ng reported that American actor Chadwick Boseman has been picked for the role of Yasuke, the first black man samurai who served under Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century Japan.
According to history, Yasuke was the first black man to set foot on Japanese soil. He was a native of Portuguese Mozambique who was brought to Japan as a slave to Jesuit missionaries. Yasuke arrived to Japan in 1579 in the service of Italian Jesuit missionary Alessandro Valignano.
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