MY AFRICA IS #goodnewsaboutus

Friday, June 21, 2013

My Africa Is is a documentary website and YouTube channel that does one simple thing: it tells positive stories about our continent by doing weekly features of Africans doing good things in and for Africa. My predilection for this kind of content somehow landed in the hands of the people behind My Africa Is (no doubt it was blown by the winds of change currently sweeping through Africa) who are young Africans based in the US and Naija.  The first season's episodes are 3 five minute videos that feature young Lagosians doing cool things in their city.  The next season will be of other young Africans in other African countries.  Check out the trailer below, for more videos check out their webste:

I look forward to sharing this kind of content with the world. I'm sure Kathleen and Nosarieme, the young women behind this initiative will welcome receiving ideas and information about what young people all over the continent are doing.  Follow them on Twitter @MyAfricaIs or send them an email or and check out Kathleen's bomb diggidy blog

This was my favourite video so far:

It's about a young woman who has taken on the epic task of litter in Lagos by starting a recycling initiative that is creative jobs and cleaning up the city! 

In the famous words of Boom Shaka ''It's about time'' and The Soul City opening credits song ''Let's Support each other''. Amanda


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