On Jan. 11, 2019, I stumbled upon the best news.
I learned that a sequel for Coming to America—the classic rom-com that introduced me to "Soul Glo" and Oha's powerful rendition of “She’s your queen to be”—was officially a go and my nostalgic heart fluttered. Once again, I'd not only get to experience the beauty and splendor of Zamunda, but I'd also get to see more of Akeem and Semmi.
So, how did I celebrate this good news? By watching the original movie for the millionth time, of course. But before I get into the specifics of why I'm so obsessed, allow me to offer some background about the film.
Coming to America, which was released in 1988, follows a wealthy African prince named Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy). After being presented with a bride that he doesn't love for an arranged marriage, Akeem leaves his home country of Zamunda and travels to Queens (the one in NYC) to find himself a new bride, with the help of his trusty best friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall).