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Web Series ‘I Of Africa’ Glorifies the African in You

Nigerian-American renaissance woman Aina Fadina brings Africa to your computer screen through this compelling web series.

If you haven’t cued up web series I Of Africa created, executive-produced and hosted by Lagos-born renaissance woman Aina Fadina yet, you’re most definitely missing out.


Fadina created I Of Africa in 2013—having grown up in a household where her father and grandfather told folklore stories and noticing the dearth of authentic storytelling by Africans, for Africans.

The web series is now in its third season, which premiered July 7 on its Youtube channel . An episode was also made available on South African Airways flights in June.

In season three, Fadina—also a world traveler—has intimate conversations with African tastemakers like Blitz The Ambassador (who kicks off the first episode), Laolu Senbanjo, Mimi Plange, Seun Kuti, Marcus Samuelsson, and the creative team behind Broadway hit Eclipsed.

Through their confab filmed in international cities such as Lagos, NYC, Cape Town, Paris, and London, the Nigerian-American entrepreneur and high fashion model (she’s worked with Oscar De La Renta and Alexander McQueen) presents compelling and nuanced narratives, highlighting the rugged individualism and ingenuity of African doers transforming business, music, film, art and culinary worlds.

“I think it’s necessary to celebrate our diversity, our textures, our skin tones, our hair, our languages, our dialects,” Fadina says in the video above. “Everyone has a story to tell, and I think everyone deserves to tell their story.”

And that’s precisely what Fadina has successfully executed for a global audience in the first two seasons of I Of Africa, which encompasses a collection of 13 episodes with its pilot focusing on Okayafrica family DJ Moma.

Be sure to catch up on all three seasons here, and watch Fadina tell the epic story of her great, great, great grandfather, Reverend Franklin, once a slave in the West Indies and Brazil who was able to trace the origin of his Yoruba tribal markings back to his hometown Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria, at the top.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

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