Nigerian-American actress Pepi Sonuga has been cast as a regular in upcoming series ‘Queens.’
‘Queens’ tells the story of four estranged and out-of-touch women in their 40s (two of them played by Eve and Naughton) reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches – their ’90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.
Sonuga will play Lauren Rice, also known as Lil Muffin.
Muffin is a brash and colorful emcee. Ever since her debut record was released, she has been on a nonstop rocket ship to superstardom.
She is hip-hop’s it girl with legions of fans, piles of cash, wild style and access to everything under the sun. What Muffin doesn’t have is control of her career and her image, both of which are being masterminded by a cadre of men who care more about keeping the gravy train rolling than Muffin’s well-being.
The pressure of fame is taking its toll. But Muffin unexpectedly finds the support she needs and the sisterhood she craves when she links up with the Nasty Bitches — a group of women who know exactly what she’s going through because they lived it themselves 20 years ago.
Sonuga previously played young Angela Bassett on Fox’s 9-1-1. She is known for her role in Freeform’s Famous in Love.