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New Edition story premieres on BET Africa

By Chuks Nwanne   |   18 February 2017   |   3:10 am

The New Edition Story cast on set

No doubt, urban soul legends, New Edition, laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Music groups such as Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block and the rest all took their cues from Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Johnny Gill.

After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This epic three-part miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global mega-stardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.

The star-filled The New Edition Story cast includes: Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams as New Edition, alongside La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson, Sandi McCree Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin Tank and Bre-Z.

The programme will air as an exclusive six hour, three-night event on 23 February 2 March and 9 March 2017 at 21:00 CAT on BET (DStv Channel 129).


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