They are back! The sassy ladies from Nicole Amarteifio’s hit web series, An African City, are returning to the screens today, January 21, promising more glamour, gossip and intrigue than ever before.
Dubbed Africa’s answer to Sex and the City by BBC Africa, the series follows the lives and loves of five young female returnees: Nana Yaa, Sade, Ngozi, Makena, and Zainab.
Created by former World Bank media strategist, Nicole Amarteifio, each episode starts as a social commentary on the state of affairs in Accra, the African city in question.
However, viewers soon discover that international development is not what’s on the agenda for the characters in the series.
Launched in 2015, An African City has been very much enjoyed by Ghanaians and members of the African diaspora. So much so that leading champagne brand, Moët & Chandon is this season’s drinks sponsor, the perfect partner for characters oozing style, class and decadence.
Speaking about the new collaboration, the brand manager for Moët & Chandon in Ghana said they were delighted to be supporting Season 2 of the highly successful web series.
“The characters portrayed in An African City resonate very much with our customers and the values we hold dear. They certainly know how to enjoy the good things in life and make no apologies for it. They adopt Moët & Chandon as an ongoing and relatively frequent part of their lifestyle in the show.
“Created exclusively in celebration of the latest season of the series, we have formulated cocktails to match each character in the series.”
In the series, Nana Yaa, a Ghanaian raised in New York State, just outside New York City, returns to Ghana after earning her first degree at Georgetown University and her graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University.
There is also Sade, a Ghanaian/Nigerian raised in Texas. She works as a marketing manager for a prominent Nigerian Bank based in Accra.
She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and spent most of her young professional life between New York and Boston.
Ngozi is a Nigerian and the youngest of the five ladies. She was raised in Maryland. After earning her graduate degree in International Affairs, she is offered a job at a development agency in Accra. Much to the dismay of her friends, she is the religious one of the group.
Another character is Makena. Born in Kenya, she spent most of her life in London. She is from a bi-racial family, with a Ghanaian mother and a British father.
In England, she graduated from Oxford Law School and went on to have a successful career at a corporate law firm. However, after a divorce, she decided to return to the continent jobless.
And then, there is Zainab or Zee, a Ghanaian born in Sierra Leone but grew up in Atlanta. Her entrepreneurial spirit brought her back to Ghana and she has a constant eye for business opportunities.
As you follow the storylines, you too can enjoy a taste of the ladies’ lifestyles.