It was just recently announced that the web series An African City will be back for a second season airing Sunday, January 24th on their new platform where you can pay $19.99 (or more if you wish to support) to see the whole season or if you are on the continent you can watch it on Ebonylife TV or DSTV. It use to be on YouTube but you wont be able to view it on there for this season.
I felt this would be the perfect time to go over the first season (episode by episode) for those who have never watched and the rest of us who might have forgotten about what exactly happened to Nana Yaa and the girls in the first season.
So we will go over each episode, the things that piqued our interest/curiosity and then get ourselves ready for this season which from the very ‘segzy’ trailer it looks like it will be too interesting to even miss an episode.
Many are calling An African City, the African version of Sex and The City, but I dont like to look at it that way. This is a show about young women (I think younger than Carrie and her friends) that have decided to return home to their first love Africa and try to find a way to navigate a society that has different norms and along the way also find love. This is a group of ladies that many African women of a certain age and background can relate to. An African City tells the story about 5 young women who have decided to return back to the continent (Ghana to be precise) and start their lives. The show focuses on love, careers, friendship and family. It also shows day to day life in Ghana and how it varies from places in Europe and North America. These ladies are different from Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte and living very different lives (Carrie’s father was not the Minister of Energy).
Some have felt the show is not that realistic to life in Ghana. All the men they encounter are very rich and many of them have their own businesses. They are able to lounge and enjoy themselves constantly without any real struggles or issues (except in the love department). I have even had moments sometimes watching where I felt the girls were living a life that I could not relate to from my own experience in Ghana. But I spoke to a friend and she explained that she could really relate to the show and that it was like watching the life of her and her friends. It might not be our reality but it is someone’s reality.
I’m really looking forward to the new season. I’m usually the person against paying to watch a show (don’t look at me like that) but I really believe in this program and have no problem supporting great content about African women.
-That Gh Girl