by Mike Orie of www.theconscioustip.com

In 2014, Nicole Amarteifio, would birth an online web series by the name of An African City. With the help of co-executive producer Millie Monyo, Amarteifio would develop an African version of Sex in The City. The show takes place in Ghana and follows five beautiful, millennial African women who have roots in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Kenya. Ngozi a Nigerian and the youngest of the five ladies was offered a job at a development agency in Accra after completing graduate school. Zainab, a Ghanian born in Sierra Leone, with roots in Atlanta moved back to Accra with a constant eye for opportunities to fuel her entrepreneurial spirit. Nana Yaa, a Ghanian who spent most of her life in New York would move back to Ghana to pursue a career in journalism. Although she would find her adjustment from the states a little difficult, with the support of her friends she would eventually grow to feel at home. Sade, a Ghanian-Nigerian raised in Texas currently works as a marketing manager for a prominent Nigerian Bank based in Accra. She would become known in the group of friends as one with a high sex drive and a manipulative mind strong enough to get anything she wants from a guy. And lastly, there’s Makena, a Kenyan born to a bi-racial family who spent most of her life in London. After a recent divorce, she would decide to move to Ghana jobless, but with a degree from Oxford Law.

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In just a few weeks, An African City would hit one million views on YouTube, making it one of Ghana’s most successful web series of all time. In 2015, it was listed on The Financial Times’ 2015 list of “Top 25 Africans To Watch.” After binge watching the whole first season in one day, I can see why. The show is truly a younger version of Sex & The City as it follows the daily life of five African women somewhere between mid-20’s and early 30’s. There’s a lot of love involved, passion, career and an unlimited amount of Blackness. After amassing over 40,000 subscribers on YouTube, the show returned earlier this January for a second season. While the second season is currently only available for a purchase of $19.99, after watching the first season you’ll realize it’s well worth the investment. Watch it below.



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Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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Unknown said...

Love the season 1. Great series to watch.

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