BET and Africa.com are joining forces to present Africa Straight Up, an inspiring documentary that goes behind the headlines to delve deep into the rich, complex truths about contemporary Africa.
Taking a comprehensive look at the story of Africa and the African diaspora, Africa Straight Up features contributions from businessman Aliko Dangote, economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, philanthropist and entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, entrepreneur Tony Elumelu, and musicians Lira (South Africa) and M.I. (Nigeria).
Connect Nigeria reports that in creating the documentary, Africa.com collected and curated stories from 12 African countries, showcasing many different sides of the African experience, and exploring the developments taking place in African government, technology, business and education.
Africa Straight Up was created, written and produced by Africa.com’s Teresa Hillary Clarke, and directed by Jaime Puerta and Warren Adams.
Africa Straight Up documentary will air simultaneously on BET (DStv Premium channel 129) and BET International on Sunday, May 10 at 7PM, and on BET2 Africa (DStv channel 135) at 7:40PM.