An African City basically stalked me. It was everywhere. On my Facebook timeline,
behind me on the elliptical, in my rearview mirror… Because I feared for my life, I gave it a try. An African City is a web series created by Nicole Amarteifio that follows the lives of five women who confide in each other about their struggling love lives and the difficulties associated with being 21st century women in Africa. It’s deemed the Ghanian version of Sex in the City.
I can see the Sex in the City resemblence. Besides the quest for boring things like a career, love and sex, there is great fashion and beauty. I was most interested in seeing what life is like in Africa. Note: I do know that Ghana does not represent the entire continent.
Any way, I was amazed at the similarities but it was likely because all of the women were raised abroad and considered “westernized.” They referenced the expectations of traditional men (no different than traditional men in the United States), there were issues with their water and cellphone reception (no different then the United States), they talked about government corruption (no different than the United States) and even the struggle of having natural hair (no different than the United States).
I do recommend that you give it a try but not at work, it does contain sex scenes. It took me about 2 hours to watch the whole first season. Seriously! The episodes are so short that if you sneeze, you’ll miss it. I know beggars can’t be choosers but I hope Season 2 brings longer episodes and a longer season. Season 2 premieres January 24th; therefore, you have enough time to get caught up. Your welcome. Watch Season 1, here!
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