singer/actor Ne Yo predicted a busy year. Deadline reports that he will be playing alongside Serayah (from Empire fame) in the BET holiday movie Christmas sound.
Based on the book The replacement wife by Tiffany L. Warren, the film follows “an unlucky woman facing eviction just before Christmas who must deal with budding romantic feelings for a handsome but grieving billionaire when she takes a job nannying her two children just before Christmas. ”
“Natural haired beauty” Montana (Serayah) broke up with her boyfriend because she doesn’t want to “live in sin,” but luckily one of the church matriarchs has a billionaire son (Ne- Yo) who needs a nanny. The “Nanny Who Falls in Love With Her Boss” is a classic holiday movie, so I’m not going to pretend I don’t know how this one ends. The official synopsis says Montana is “equipped with the power of music and a loving heart,” which means we’ll almost certainly have a duet between Serayah and Ne-Yo. There is no release date yet, but let’s assume it will be in November or December.
But before Ne-Yo starts ringing the holiday bells, he’s getting ready to heat up the summer as one of the headliners of Baltimore AFRAM Festival. According to CBS Baltimore, he’s joined by soul icons The O’Jays, R&B legend El DeBarge, actor/singer Rotimi, gospel star Le’Andria Johnson and rapper Yung Bleu. With Ne-Yo and Yung Bleu both scheduled, it’s a safe bet that fans could get a special performance of their recent collabs “Walk Through The Fire” and “Stay Down.”
Surrounded by Councilman Robert Stokes, City Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton and Councilman James Torrence, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said, “If you’re old school like us…we want to have this blend so that everyone in African American culture and our black culture here in Baltimore has a reason to come to AFRAM.
The free festival returns to an in-person celebration on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at Druid Hill Park.