MY AFRICA IS is a documentary series taking you on a journey across the continent through the eyes of an insider. We know what you’ve seen and heard about Africa – what they think is happening, what they think she needs, what they think she is. The four things that come to mind when people think of Africa are population, problems, poverty, and promise unfulfilled – headline media reports on the continent but that’s not the whole story.

Perspective changes everything.

MY AFRICA IS wants to show you something different. We’re not about hiding real issues or over-hyping good news. We’re more than aware of the challenges, but we also know that we are not helpless. We hustle. We find ways to overcome. We survive. Every day, we are changing our communities – it may be a process, and it may be a little bit at a time, but we’re changing it nonetheless.

The series will follow change-makers in various cities across sub-Saharan Africa – they are young, doing some really cool things, and starting a new conversation. Their stories are real; some subjects will inspire, others will provoke, but each one will challenge what you thought you knew and reintroduce you to OUR Africa.

The Crew

Nosarieme Garrick
Nosarieme GarrickExecutive Producer / Director
Nosarieme’s career has spanned several years in media, working with companies like the Economist, Thomson Reuters, and Trace Magazine. Nosarieme uses her platform to highlight the untapped potential and the necessity of empowering Africa’s youth.
Jeffrey D. Allen
Jeffrey D. AllenExecutive Producer
Jeff has been producing and facilitating films, television programs, and documentaries for the past decade. His vast experiences include international productions for Discovery Studios, MSNBC, National Geographic Channel, and CNN.

Hassatou Diallo
Hassatou DialloProducer
Hassatou Diallo is an experienced writer and editor. Born in Guinea and raised in the U.S., Diallo continues to use her skills advocating for underserved students, women and others throughout Africa. Their voices are also hers.
Jackson Mvunganyi
Jackson MvunganyiProducer
Jackson Muneza Mvunganyi is a multimedia reporter and producer. A native of Rwanda, Mvunganyi has had a multi-faceted broadcasting career so far, working in both radio and television, in Africa and the United States.

MAI in the Press

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