VIDEO: Eddie Murphy Tips Ghanaian Comedian Micahel Blankson As Cast For ‘Coming To America 2’ – After Akon Pleaded For Casting An African

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‘Coming to America’ fans dreams are finally coming true – as the highly successful 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy   as a rich African prince from Zamunda is set to hit theaters next year, after over 30 years of waiting.

 

Although the full cast list for the film is yet to be revealed, Murphy thinks there’s one “funny” African that could be a good asset to the project and that person is Michael Blackson.

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Eddie Murphy tipped Michael Blackson – after Senegalese musician Akon, called on the former and co to cast an African to make the film feel authentic.

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Jafari Ferguson, born November 28, 1972, better known by his stage name Michael Blackson, is a Ghanaian-American actor and comedian. He is known for portraying “Angry African Man” in the film ‘Next Friday.’

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Blackson moved up the acting ladder with his most notable onscreen performance as “Angry African Man” in the 2000 comedy film Next Friday, produced by Ice Cube’s production company Cube Vision.

In 2005 he released a comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America. Also in 2005, he made an appearance on TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, and starred in a commercial for Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central.

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In 2007, he was in the movie Repos (written and produced by Master P). In 2010, he appeared in B.O.B’s ‘I’ll Be In The Sky’ music video. In 2011, he appeared on BET’s The Mo’Nique Show. He also made his third appearance on the TBS series Are We There Yet.

 

 

 

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