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5 More Films From The African Diaspora Currently Streaming On Netflix

Now that Netflix is live across the continent, check out these 5 movies from the African diaspora currently available for streaming.


OC Ukeje in Kenneth Gyang's Confusion Na Wa

Last week, Netflix officially made its services available in most countries, including the entire African continent. In the announcement, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings promised that with the new reach would come new programming for local audiences.

“One of the most exciting aspects of global Netflix,” said Hastings, “is to be able to find a regional or local storyteller and give them a platform to tell their stories around the world.”

While it’s too soon to say if more African content is indeed headed to Netflix, we thought we’d take another look at the titles that are currently available. In the following pages, we highlight five films and documentaries of the African diaspora now streaming on Netflix. For more, check out part 1 of Okayafrica’s Netflix roundup.

Confusion Na Wa (Kenneth Gyang, 2013)

Confusion Na Wa is a hilarious movie that straddles the line between cutting-edge Nollywood flick and very dark Nigerian comedy. The filmmakers themselves call it a “social comedy-drama.” Named after the Fela track “Confusion”, the Kenneth Gyang-directed movie follows a group of strangers whose lives intertwine over the course of 24 hours in Lagos.

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B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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