NYAC – Africans in Hollywood, Please Stand Up

Hey listeners! In this episode, we talk about our favorite African actors, our collective weariness at the portrayal of African characters in the media and the benefits of the increasing presence of African actors in Hollywood.

Our Favorites:
Danai Gurira, Eclipsed and The Walking Dead www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/when-da…he-wrote-her-own-2/
David Oyelowo, Selma, Middle of Nowhere and The Butler
Chiwetelu Ejiofor, Half of a Yellow Sun and The Martian
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle, Beyond The Lights, Concussion and Undercovers

References:
The Book of Negroes, Djimon Hounsou, NYAC S1 Episode 1, Family Guy (www.lindaikejisblog.com/2016/01/accor…ceros-is.html), Blackish (www.imdb.com/title/tt4831834/?ref_=ttep_ep12), Modern Family (www.hulu.com/watch/700524), Sense 8, Concussion, Beasts of No Nation, Luther, Ayanda, 12 Years A Slave, Shuga (vimeo.com/7775923), 24, Waiting to Exhale, Love Jones, Brown Sugar, The Best Man, Love & Basketball.

What we are currently watching/reading/listening to:
Banky W ft Chidinma, All I Want Is You
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Show was mixed by Ifeyinwa Arinze, and theme music is “Ayo” by Femi Leye.

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