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AN AFRICAN CITY (SEASON 2)

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I think I’ve threatened you guys twice about an African City (Read: An African City and An African City Pt. II). Well, this past Sunday was their finale and I plan to give you enough info to peak your interest but not enough for you to bypass them (again).

As requested (because they make all of their decisions based on me), there were longer episodes, a longer season and their was growth in their characters as well as the character’s experiences. Subject matters included but were not limited to the pressures of dating and marriage, homosexuality, skin bleaching, sex and abstinence, rape, returnees, careers, the cultural divide between Africans and African Americans, utilities (or lack thereof), and natural hair. Most importantly, let’s take a second to admire the fashion:

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An African City, how can we shop the clothing, shoes and accessories? Do they ship to the United States? How can I be down? Also, I freaking love that necklace *drools*

Oh and the music was really good too. MaameYaa Boafo (who plays Nana Yaa) even played the lead in Abiah’s Gone which was also featured on the show.

If you blatantly ignored me, watch Season 1. If you’ve completed Phase 1, pass Go, collect $200 and proceed to Season 2. Note: This is a Monopoly reference, you will not be getting $200 from me.

If you’re late to the party, you’re at an advantage. You get to binge watch. I didn’t have that much restraint, I had to watch as soon as I received the email with the newest episode.  And, shout out to An African City for being so engaging. Even the leading ladies joined in on the conversation when we recapped their episodes. But seriously, can you guys tell me where to shop or nah? I’m not opposed to free clothes, accessories, shoes, a pencil… 

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AN AFRICAN CITY PT. II

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Season 2 of An African City premieres tonight.  Briefly, 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 told you guys that I loved Season 1 and hoped Season 2 brought a longer season and longer episodes.  I also said that beggars can’t be choosers.  Well, it appears that things have changed.  Season 2 is available via download through this site for $19.99 and streams on the web, iPhone, iPad, Roku with the VHX App, AirPlay and Chromecast.

Does this change things for me?  Hell No! Again, for the people in the back!

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I don’t want to count your money but I think a lot of us can afford this and should support it. Just in case you didn’t watch Season 1 when I told you to, watch here!

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AN AFRICAN CITY

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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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