ReelAfrican: A Place to Call Home
Scrolling through a polished website, popular shows like An African City and Girl Going Places flash across the screen. Now, from the comfort of your home from San Francisco to New York, movies like Adera
Scrolling through a polished website, popular shows like An African City and Girl Going Places flash across the screen. Now, from the comfort of your home from San Francisco to New York, movies like Adera or A Soweto Love Story are but a fingertip away. ReelAfrican has made this a reality – African and Diaspora stories for African and Diaspora viewers.
Taking cue of the changing times, ReelAfrican, a subsidiary of South African Kagiso Media, has followed in the footsteps of streaming media giants like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon to bring popular and new movies and shows to a virtual and roving audience. But unlike its counterparts, this subscription video on-demand service, not only caters to a unique audience usually absent from the mainstream, it aggregates from a unique source – Africans and Africa-aficionado producers. With high-quality and Pan-African content, the site elevates the standards that are normally associated with African media.
Maame Adjei, Ghanian-born actress and producer, sees the ways in which a platform like this can have tremendous impact on the world. With her travel show, Girl Going Places, available on ReelAfrican, she recognizes the power of being able to tell a new narrative on Africa from the African perspective, as well as the value of having a place to tell it. As her show highlights travel destinations across Africa, it aims to encourage internal tourism and urge Africans and the Diaspora to reinvest their love and interest in the Continent.
With an eye on creating the best online media experience of its kind, ReelAfrican has given a home to African stories.
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