– Season One of An African City Has Wrapped, Have You Checked It Out Yet? –
An African City tells the story of five beautiful African women educated in the West but have made the decision to return home to the continent and forge their own path. Created by Nicole Amarteifio and produced by Millie Monyo, (both of Ghanaian descent) – the web series features accomplished, fabulous middle-class professional women taking the streets of Accra by storm in five-inch stilettos and classy Christie Brown threads. These women are young, savvy, fiercely independent and have no qualms confronting the preconceived ideas of who African women are and what they can do.
MaameYaa Boafo plays Nana Yaa – a Ghanaian, raised in New York state, just outside New York City. She returned to Ghana after earning her first degree at Georgetown University and her graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Esosa Edosomwan plays Ngozi – a Nigerian and the youngest of the five ladies, was raised in Maryland. After earning her graduate degree in international affairs, she was offered a job at a development agency in Accra. Much to the dismay of her friends, Ngozi is the religious one of the group.
Maame Adjei plays Zainab – a Ghanaian born in Sierra Leone, who grew up in Atlanta. Her entrepreneurial spirit brought her back to Ghana and she has a constant eye for business opportunities.
Nana Mensah plays Sade – a Ghanaian-Nigerian raised in Texas, who works as a marketing manager for a prominent Nigerian Bank based in Accra. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and spent most of her young professional life between New York and Boston.
Marie Humbert plays Makena – born in Kenya, but spent most of her life in London. She is from a biracial family, with a Ghanaian mother and a British father. In England, she graduated from Oxford Law and went on to have a successful career at a corporate law firm. However, after a divorce, she decided to return to the continent jobless.
Cast from left to right: Esosa Edosomwan (Ngozi); Maame Adjei ( Zainab); MaameYaa Boafo (Nana Yaa); Nana Mensah (Sade); and Marie Humbert (Makena)
Affectionately labeled the African “Sex and the City” or “Girlfriends” watch below as these glamours women balance romance, careers and challenges often faced by real expatriates when they drop everything and take the unpredictable adventure of returning home.
An African City Trailer
Episode 1 -THE RETURN
Episode 2 – SEXUAL REAL ESTATE
Episode 3 – AN AFRICAN DUMP
Episode 4 – A CUSTOMS EMERGENCY
Episode 5 – THE BELLY BUTTON TEST
Episode 6 – HE FACEBOOKED ME
Episode 7 – CONDOM ETIQUETTE
Episode 8 – AN ODE TO SATURDAYS
Episode 9 – #TEAMSADE, #TEAMNGOZI
Episode 10 – A BIG DECISION