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ANGELICA NWANDU MERGED HER CELEBRITY OBSESSION AND LOVE OF WRITING TO CREATE THE SHADE ROOM

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  ANGELICA NWANDU MERGED HER CELEBRITY OBSESSION AND LOVE OF WRITING TO CREATE THE SHADE ROOM

When she came up with the idea for The Shade Room (TSR) in 2014, a news site that follows trending stories and the actions of celebrities in real time, Angelica Nwandu was broke, unemployed, and had no blogging experience. Watch her inspiring and powerful story below:

The Shade Room Founder Angelica Nwandu Joins Hollywood Ranks With Powerful New Film ‘Night Comes On’

BY NIKI MCGLOSTER

The Shade Room founder Angelica Nwandu is making her first foray into the film world with new film Night Comes On, and now the moving drama’s first trailer is finally here.

In the nearly two-minute clip, Angel LaMere, played by The Deuce’sDominique Fishback, is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. As she reconnects with her 10-year-old sister (Tatum Marilyn Hall), she also plots to avenge their mother’s death. Images of LaMere cocking and fondling guns are interspersed with her playing in the ocean with her sister and images of their father.

After submitting their script to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab four years ago and winning a NEXT Innovator Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Nwandu and co-writer Jordana Spiro are mere weeks away from their filmmaking debut. The powerful feature, where Spiro is also a director and executive producer, is a first for breakout stars Fishback and Hall, reports IndieWire.

Gloria Mangi is an award winning, creative, journalist, activist and founder of the award winning African Queens Project and host of Queen Things Podcast.