Series profiles Africa’s and the Diaspora’s best and most compelling artists in various areas of the entertainment industry. They discuss their achievements and current projects, and give us an exclusive insight into their world. Featured artists include Oliver Litondo, Hugh Masekela and Van Vicker.
Exclusive! Fabian Lojede
Premieres Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Profiles the Nigerian actor/director/producer who is largely known for his bad boy role as Bola Aboyami in the acclaimed, Jacob’s Cross. In this interview he speaks on his new movie, Man on Ground, and gives us an exclusive on his rise to stardom.
Exclusive! Seun Kuti
Premieres Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Seun Kuti, son of legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti, opens up in an all-access interview with Amira Sally-Attia. He channels his legendary father in some of his most memorable performances seen in clips from his concert at LA’s Summerstage.
Exclusive! Sheryl Lee Ralph
Premieres Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Tony Award nominated Dreamgirl, diva, mother, activist, author, film, and television star, Sheryl Lee Ralph. From her Jamaican childhood to her emotional re-connection to Africa, Sheryl Lee walks us down the path of her inspirational life and career.
Exclusive! Akin Omotoso
Premieres Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Nigerian-born Akin Omotoso discusses his career as a successful actor, writer and director. Having starred in two popular South African series, Jacob’s Cross and Generations, as well as Hollywood films, he has transitioned to writing and directing his own movies.
Exclusive! Political Safari
Premieres Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Award-winning filmmaker Jarreth Merz and his siblings travel throughout Ghana in a mobile cinema truck to screen his acclaimed documentary film, An African Election, which presents an unflinching look at the 2008 presidential election in Ghana.
Exclusive! Discovering Cleopatra
Premiered Thursday, October 11th, 2012
The legend of Cleopatra has intrigued people for thousands of years. Recently, an underwater team of archeologists led by Dr. Franck Goddio has unearthed many of her personal items from the bottom of the ocean floor off the coast of Egypt, and now the artifacts are on display at the California Science Center. Egyptian host Amira Sally-Attia takes viewers through the exhibit, giving them a never-before-seen look at some of the statues, coins and jewelry that belonged to one of the most famous rulers of all time.
Exclusive! Miss Universe: Angola’s Leila Lopes
Premiered Thursday, October 4th, 2012
This Exclusive! is a portrait of Angola’s brightest star—Leila Lopes. Our show follows a small town girl’s meteoric rise to international fame as Miss Universe. Now living amidst the bright lights of New York City, Leila’s heart clearly remains in Africa, as we’ll see while joining her on a tour of children’s orphanages in West Africa. Hosted by Amira-Sally Attia.
Exclusive! LA Sparks Nicky & Nneka
Premiered September 13th, 2012
Los Angeles Sparks star players Nneka Ogwumike and Nicky Anosike share more than the same team—they share Nigerian roots. Talented and hardworking, these accomplished women show us just what it takes to play in the WNBA and what role being Nigerian has played in their lives.
Exclusive! Seun Kuti
Seun Kuti, son of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer and political activist Fela Kuti, shares intimate details about growing up in the shadow of a father whose extraordinary and provocative life story is portrayed in the Tony Award-winning hit musical, Fela! Seun definitely inherited his father’s musical skills and outspokenness, but he reveals a soft side in this exclusive interview. Hosted by Amira-Sally Attia.
Exclusive! Oliver Litondo
Program features interview and profile of Kenyan actor Oliver Litondo, whose inspiring role as an octogenarian who aspires to learn to read in the film The First Grader earned him prestigious “Best Actor” awards and accolades throughout Africa and the U.S. Hosted by Amira-Sally Attia.
Exclusive! Hugh Masekela
This program profiles the extraordinary life of legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela. Personal stories, from his early days growing up in Apartheid South Africa, through his collaborations with such greats as Bob Marley, Miriam Makeba and Fela Kuti, are illustrated by Masekela’s personal collection of candid and compelling photographs. Hosted by Amira-Sally Attia.
Exclusive! Fabian Adeoye Lojede
Program features interview and profile of Nigerian actor/director/producer Fabian Adeoye Lojede, who is largely known for his bad boy role as Bola Abayomi in the critically acclaimed series Jacob’s Cross. In this interview, he talks about his television career and his new movie, Man on Ground, and gives us an exclusive on his rise to stardom. Hosted by Amira-Sally Attia.