Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Must Watch: 'An African City' a new web series, launching soon……


Character: Sade, a Ghanaian-Nigerian raised in Texas, works as a marketing manager for a prominent Nigerian Bank based in Accra. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

Actress: MaameYaa Boafo hails from Ghana, West Africa and is an MFA alumni from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She is also the executive director of Shaggae's Song Performing Arts Collective INC. Past credits include Ophelia from America Globe Theatre's educational tour of Hamlet, 2010-2011 company member of George Street Playhouse, Biftu in Antu Yacob's debut play Mourning Sun. MaameYaa will next be seen in the short film Asa and will be filming Kwaku Ananse with Focus Features later in 2012.


Character: Zainab, a Sierra Leonean, grew up in Atlanta. Her entrepreneurial spirit brought her to Ghana and she has a constant eye for business opportunities.

Actress: Edwina Lebbie is currently a FLAS Fellow, pursuing a Masters degree in International Affairs with a focus on Africa Studies at Ohio University. Edwina studied History, French and African Studies at Georgetown. She has held leadership positions in several organizations most notably, the African Society of Georgetown, where she served as President from 2008-2009. Edwina also volunteers with African Immigrants and Refugee Foundation and Fashion Empowering Women. A native of Sierra Leone, she is now based in Athens, Ohio

Character: Makena, a Kenyan, grew up in London. She is a lawyer, graduating from Oxford Law. She works as a lawyer for an Accra-based British bank.

Actress: Multi-talented artist, Miriam Chemmoss hails from East Africa and spent her formative years between Tanzania and Kenya where she was steeped in a potent brew of her family’s diverse African, Middle-Eastern and European cultural roots. In 1998..., Miriam was awarded a full scholarship by Waldorf College to study Theater/Music and Media (Print, Electronic and Digital Media); this experience prepared her well for the performance arts scene in DC.

With multiple credits to her name, Miriam has had acting lead and supporting roles in several Off-Broadway Shows like, "Eating Out" (2004), "AESOP" (2005), "Job & The Snake" (2006) and several independent films like "Suspense" (2010), "Amnesty" (2012), "Mirrors" (2007), "Refuge" (2003) and television pilots such as "Ya Maafrika" (2007), "Bedford Diaries" (2006), to name a few. In her full acting repertoire includes Regional Theater, Off-Broadway, Film, Television, Print, Radio, Voice-overs and Webcasts.

Character: Nana Yaa, a Ghanaian, was raised in New York state, just outside the city. She returned to Ghana after earning her graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Actress: Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American New York-based actress. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and in her burgeoning career has played onstage with the likes of Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Kline, LaChanze, Mandy Patinkin, Anthony Mackie and Jonathan Groff.

Character: Ngozi, a born-again Nigerian and the youngest of the group, was raised in Maryland. After earning her graduate degree in international affairs, she was offered a job at a development agency in Accra.

Actress: Esosa Edosomwan is an award winning Actress, Writer, “Directress,” named a "Young African Visionary," by Obaasema Magazine and included in Applause Africa's list of "30 Most Intr...iguing Africans in New York." Esosa's work as an actress has appeared on VOX Africa, BET, BET-J, and MTV and screened in numerous festivals and art circles worldwide including: Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Milano Festival, the MOMA, and the Whitney Biennial. As a filmmaker she has written and directed several short films to date including "50 Bucks in Argentina," which won Best Short at the Nigerian Entertainment Film Festival. Esosa is currently producing "One Night in Brooklyn." For more info visit:

Set in the capital city of Accra, Makena, Sade, Nana Yaa, Ngozi and Zainab (from left to right) reveal the ups and downs of dating in Africa; adjusting to returning to a continent very different than the continents in which they were raised.

Photo credits: Jessie Webb:
Styling: Elaine Mensah:

“Opening Scene: Five beautiful, successful African females return to their home continent and confide about love and life in 'An African City'! Stay tuned for more…” An African City

Omgoodness, how fabulous does this look?? Rightly feted as, “Sex and the City' meets AFRICA” this new web series, launching soon, -looks like that type of viewing we’ve all been waiting for, –something we can relate too!!! ! I’m soo excited, I can’t wait….. –and will keep you posted…



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