Ghanaian Director Blitz Bazawule has paid tribute to Award-winning Hollywood Actress Cicely Tyson who gracefully passed away Thursday (Jan. 28) at age 96.
In a very short tribute Blitz wrote, “Rest Well Queen. Rest Well.”
In her Career, Tyson also appeared in a number of stage productions and television series, including East Side/West Side, Guiding Light, Gunsmoke, House of Cards, and, most recently, Cherish the Day. She would go on to win a number of Primetime Emmys, a Peabody, a Tony, and an honorary Oscar in 2018, making her the first Black woman to ever receive the award. Tyson also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016.
Blitz Bazawule was fortunate to work with Cicely Tyson on The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) drama series Cherish The Day, where Cicely Tyson played Miss Luma Lee Langston. In Cherish The Day, Miss Luma Lee Langston is a main character in Cherish the Day. Langston was a famous theater and film actress years ago. In her old age, she is in the care of Gently James, whom Langston encourages in pursuing a relationship with Evan Fisher.
Recounting his experience meeting Ciecely Tyson while sharing a picture with her, Blitz Bazawule in a Twitter post last year (11 March,2020), wrote, “It was amazing working with the great Cicely Tyson. So much grace and mastery. She told me some incredible stories in between takes.“
Blitz Bazawule worked on the OWN drama series as a Director working alongside Executive Producer Ava DuVernay.
Samuel Barfield, III (born Augest 09, 1981), known by the stage name Blitz the Ambassador, is a Ghanaian hip-hop artist, filmmaker, and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY
Blitz directed The Burial Of Kojo, the Golden Globes’ first Ghanaian entry, and the first original movie from Ghana to be released on the Netflix streaming platform. Bazawule starred in the 2019 Whitney Biennial curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta. Blitz Bazawule was also part of the team of directors who directed Beyoncé’s “Black Is King.”
Below is Blitz Bazawule’s post;
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