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Twitter agog as comedian hints Davido will make acting debut in Coming To America 2



Ghanaian/Liberian actor and comedian, Michael Blackson, has sparked a frenzy on social media after hinting that Nigerian hip-pop superstar, Davido, may feature in the sequel to the 1988 American romantic comedy,  Coming to America.

Blackson had tweeted,

Though Davido, born David Adeleke, is yet to confirm the development, Twitters users have taken to the microblogging platform to congratulate the ‘Assurance’ crooner.



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In the original Coming to America, directed by John Landis, Eddie Murphy played in the lead role as Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his pernickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).

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In the sequel, former Prince Akeem is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honouring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America.

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Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall will be reprising their roles of Prince Akeem and his BFF Semmi. Other returning cast members are James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell, John Amos as Cleo McDowell, Paul Bates as Oha, Louie Anderson as Maurice and Vanessa Bell Calloway – as Imani Izzi.

They would be joined by Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and Michael Blackson.