Tue 07 Aug 2018, 14:27
Issa Rae is back and better than ever with Insecure. Oh, and she's heading to South Africa!
Insecure is back for a third season from Monday 13 August at 21:30 on 1Magic and streaming online on DStv Now. Show creator and star Issa Rae has gifted us with more of her witty genius and we're not complaining! Missed out on Insecure? It's all good, Showmax have seasons one and two for you to binge-watch right now!
Did you know that Miss Rae herself is heading to South Africa? Yes! She'll be headlining an empowerment experience like no other presented by In Good Company and DStv. Want to join in? See how you can win tickets here.
In honour of Insecure's return and Issa Rae visiting South Africa, it's the perfect time to get to know her a little better. Here are some facts you may not know about her.
- A throwback to before Insecure, Issa worked with Shonda Rhimes workshopping a show that was somewhat similar to Insecure but a little different - a twenty-something girl who worked at a non-profit during the day, but at night worked as a rapper. Sadly because of the differences behind the scenes on various aspects, the project never saw the light of day.
- Issa isn't her real name - but we do love the cool-factor it has. Her full name is Jo-Issa "Issa" Rae Diop. Joyce and Isseu are the names of her grandmothers and are the inspiration behind her name. Rae is the name of her aunt. Talk about representing the women in your family!
- She has some deep roots to Africa in her family - her father is a pediatric doctor from Senegal.
- In 2012, Issa made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the entertainment section.
- In an interview she once said that her dream job would be in music and touring the world... we'll be keeping an ear out for Issa in the future.
Watch season three of Insecure from Monday 13 August at 21:00 on 1Magic and streaming online on DStv Now.