Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series ‘African City’ (‘Sex & The City’ In Africa)

Watch Episode 1 Of New Web Series 'African City' ('Sex & The City' In Africa)

Here’s your first look at a new web series directed by Clara Benice, written by Nicole Amarteifio, and starring Nana Mensah, MaameYaa Boafo, Esosa Edosomwan, Edwina Adama Lebbie, and Miriam Chemmoss.

The series’ creators describe it as follows:

Think ‘Sex and the City’ meets Africa! Five beautiful, successful African females return to their home continent and confide about love and life in ‘An African City’!

Episode 1 has debuted and you can watch it in its entirety below:

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Comments

TINA

disappointed to say the least.

Jaye

It was an interesting idea, but left much to be desired in execution. From reading the description, I thought it had the potential to be an entertaining commentary on the single African woman's encounters with dating. Instead it was a watered-down version of a tired theme, complete with offensive, overdone stereotypes to boot.; didn't bring the fresh approach it was capable of, and I blame the writing. The actors weren't the best either, but without good solid writing, no actor can shine.

AmaCocoa

This could be good if they had skipped the bashing/over-emphasis on dating white men. I would love to see dating from the returnee perspective

Akelah

I will be happy when black writers or wanna be writers stop trying to redo Sex and the City, Let it Go!

sundowner

So the African 'Sex and the City' is all about the virility and desirability of white men? Uh huh. Ok. I'm keeping it moving.

Shadé

I'm mad the ringleader has to be my namesake, but whatever…lol

This is foolishness. Besides the awkward acting, and overdoing of historical references, this was just plain offensive and backwards. In my experience, there are plenty of educated, cultured, continental African men who could "understand" an African woman raised abroad. Plus, the generalization of white men as the chivalrous ones is pretty darn offensive. One could argue that ALL men want sex, food and respect…how does that make an African man less desirable? And what's with the overacting by the "naive" character? This show has got a long way to go in terms of relatability if you ask me…

artbizzy

I thought it was kinda funny. I was into the colonialism lessons sprinkled throughout. I was fairly engaged the entire time even though they all stayed in one spot. It's satire!

Edwina

I made it through 3 minutes. Just more of the same old tiredness. Back to the drawing board.

Nadia

I know a couple of the actresses and I'm really hoping that this series is actually meant to mock women like these, and not meant to be a serious drama. Either that or they thought that the conversation about white men versus black/African men was *controversial* and would hold up, not realizing how tired that conversation is. Because if I'm to take this seriously, it's not working. I can only think of it as satire or a farce for it to work.

Kal

Anyone who thinks that this poorly made "series" is representative of a continent of 54 different countries needs to challenge their intellectual curiosity a little bit more.

Charlie Hooks

The bald-headed one gets a pass on a fuckery charge, just because she's so fine. "Love ya, Baldie!"

Penz

Whack. Again, white men benefit from the history of slavery and ignorance. The racist ones have no respect because they do what they want and ignorant women fall right into the game.
Was this written by a white man?

Or a brainwashed woman? I does NOT represent the many proud, intelligent women in the diaspora!

Wow

RAW ALERT! Don't read this comment if you're easily offended by cus words and raw nastiness because I am about to go off on these nasty bitches. That's right, although MELISSAENAFRIQUE called them birds, I say birds of a feather flock together and these bitches are cum hungry whores looking for white dick in the motherland. Shiiiiit, I'd like to slap the shit out of Nicole Amarteifio for presenting some offense bullshit like this. I mean, who's the audience for this trifling mess? But wait, maybe this is okay because as one actress implied it's just a date, not a business arraignment. In other words, a black woman can sling raw goochie to any white foreign prick as long as they DON'T get paid. So maybe I should be more understanding. You know, one did say maybe a white man would understand her more than a Ghanaian does? But what does love and understanding got to do with this? Plain and simple, this is about ten black toes up and ten white toes down. Two naked booties going round-n-round. Skin touching skin going in and out. That's FUCKIN' so you can count me out. That reminds me, did the white chicks in "Sex In The City" sit around talking about black dick and what country had the best chocolate peters? HELL NAWL, white folks would have pitched a real live bitch and tore that muthafucker down. But shit, as B implied, there's something about some middle class black folks and their inferiority complexes (e.g. obsession with whiteness) that allows this shit to go unchecked. I don't know if I should be just as appalled at the actresses for allowing themselves to be pimped like this? I mean, what kind of money were they paid to say lines like "You are a beautiful woman, you DESERVE some imported white dick"… and "The should hire me at the UN, I have officailly majored in international fuckery" WTF.. it's a privilege to whore around for white dick?! And hire her for fuckery?! GTFOOH. Damn, I don't know what they're being paid but this webseries is pure fuckery with a double dong.

Thato

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUXDfIYIH-o
Anyone remember Ya Ma'Afrika?

BluTopaz

This is some corny, Essence magazine after Susan Taylor left nonsense.

lauren

Funny without reading the post, I could tell this was suspect just by the promo picture… SMDH… haven't seen much to feel good about from African cinema… yet.

ALM

Sweet Jesus….the chick in the white wig as the prostitute…..The pact…..If you cross the color line and find love, that's great, but this clip seems to be very divisive. The positive thing that I can say about the show is that the actress standing with the long, thin earrings has a fantastic speaking voice.

Adam Scott Thompson

So, what's the premise again?

B

Pass. I tried. I'm so tired of middle class black folk's inferiority complexes (e.g. obsession with whiteness). It's funny, this clip, because Africans always try to argue that it's western hemisphere blacks (particularly black Americans) who have the obsession with whiteness. This video proves that theory to be false, for the most part. I don't know any black American women (slave-descended black American women) who sit around and talk like this about how much they are just obsessed with white men. Interracial dating aside (I've dated interracially and will continue to date men of whatever color as long as I find them interesting), this is just pathetic. Are there successful black Africans on the African continent who never studied outside the continent, who went to their country's universities and are homegrown successful? I want to know what those successful/middle class Africans are like. These girls are pointless.

MelissaEnAfrique

Can't wait to see the comments on this one!! This is the most white-boy talking I've ever seen black women doing. Haha! Please people, African women are not all this shallow! There are many male foreigners in Africa though, looking for birds like this.

NinaG

I should've known not to press play when I read " 'Sex in the City' in Africa"…

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