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Meet Tonjé Bakang, the Cameroonian Creator of Africa's Netflix

Tonjé Bakang's goal is simple: to provide African and African diaspora films to its subscribers through Afrostream.

DIASPORA—Tonjé Bakang is the Cameroonian tech entrepreneur who created Africa’s Netflix, Afrostream.


Bakang created Afrostream with a black audience in mind, following his disappointment at the lack of black representation in the films and shows offered by other streaming services.

His company's goal is simple: to provide African and African diaspora films to its subscribers.

Prior to its release, Afrostream already boasted 2,000 subscribers. While it was originally launched in French-speaking European countries, the service is now available across 24 African nations—and Bakang has plans to expand to many more.

Afrostream has partnered with major movie studios to distribute entertainment content and the company aims to produce original and independent films in the future.

Check out our Respect the Hustle video on Tonjé Bakang's Afrostream below:

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It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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