“An African City” New Webseries Explores Love & Life For Modern African Women

March 18, 2014  |  

Source: AnAfricanCity.tv

With a new web series hitting the internet every other day, it can be hard to decipher what’s actually worth your time. But that’s why we’re here. I don’t spend nearly enough time watching web series but when I find one that’s good, particularly one that caters to black women, I have to share.

Enter: “An African City.”

The series, created by Ghanaian Nicole Amarteifio, follows five beautiful and successful African women who’ve all decided to return to their home continent and confide in each other about love and life.

Much like her characters Amarteifio studied in the United States and had a successful career when she returned to her native Ghana. She found that the dynamics between men and women to be intriguing and started writing about it. Eventually her musings turned into screenplays and now the web series. Amarteifio hopes the series provides a few laughs for women across the continent and uplifts them.

On the show’s website,  Amartefio explains that she was tired of seeing African women depicted as poor and dire. Instead, she wanted her show to portray these women as intelligent, modern and classy. And because of that we now have “An African City”

The series, which debuted on March 2, boasts a cast of five women with rich personalities. There’s the religious one, the one who is all about her business, the central character who is trying to navigate her love life and the divorcee who returns to the continent without a job.

These women are played by actresses MaameYaa Boafo, Esosa E, Maame Adjei, Nana Mensah, and Marie Humbert.

In the first episode, Nana Yaa, the main character, played by MaameYaa Boafo, returns to her native Ghana for “big government contracts” and because it’s her home. At least that’s what she tells her friends. At the episode’s end we discover it might actually be something entirely different.

But I don’t want to give too much away.

Get into the first episode, “The Return”  in the video below.

If you like it, you can watch the rest of the episodes from the first season here or the first three on YouTube. 

What do you think about this web series? Will you watch?

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  • Just saying!!

    Yessssss!!!! OMG this is making me so homesick! Haven’t watched my African movies in a while so this will be my fix. I’ve been hooked ever since studying abroad in Ghana. My second home <3

  • Fleurette McFleury

    the acting needs help

    • theonlyone

      Keep in mind this is a bold start. This is the first time there is a movie or series presented from the perspective of Africans who basically grew up in America. They are pioneers and things will improve over time. I applaud their courage. It is not easy for African women to produce something that is very sexual and giving an outside perspective. Give them time.

  • africangirlwithasharptounge

    This was sooo good! And all the ladies fashion styles and hair styles are giving me life!

  • lockstress

    Why isn’t this on tv? Oh that’s right….its positive images of black folk.

  • freehere

    I was only able to watch the first three episodes on their website. Was anyone able to watch them all?

    • belle

      I thought they’d only released 3 episodes? I watched them on youtube

  • lavendarbloom

    I will watch this. With my Roku streaming device, I have been able to watch different films and shows from the Motherland and different parts of the world…….not the stereotypical fare that comes out of the US, celebrate us as everyday people — not “the African as portrayed in the American standard”

  • MiaSara

    This was very gud!!

  • prettyredbone

    I would love to see this on actual tv

  • Akosua

    I love it!! Ghana, my Motherland 🙂

  • belle

    Love it! Great job Maame Yaa!!