This week's episode of What's Up Africa looks at Britain's dark colonial past, and cultureshocknigerians.com, a website that asks Nigerians stateside questions about Africa.
This week’s episode of What’s Up Africa brings up dark secrets from the British government’s colonial era, as well as looks at a website that interviews members of the Nigerian community in the US, and ends with a focus on a band that infuses their tracks with solid, and relatable lyrics.
Ikenna manages to inject a healthy dose of humor into a topic that would be given a passing mention in your daily newspaper. He pokes fun at how a government will actively deny any involvement in a particularly bloody series of events in it’s history. That is up until “secret government papers” state that said events did happen.
A brief glimpse is given into cultureshocknigerians.com which holds on-the-spot interviews with members of the Nigerian community in the US. Two particular individuals highlighted are Ikenna’s favorites, “The King” and someone Ikenna calls “Nigeria’s answer to Paris Hilton”.
To wrap things up on a more creative tone, the spotlight is shone on Thabo & The Real Deal, a band based in the UK lead by Zimbabwean singer Thabo Mkwananzi. With a few samples off of their album World War Free and shots of them recording said album you might just want to rush out and buy it right after the segment ends.
Story by OKA contributor Kristopher Charles.