Sex in the city definitely has some new competition! The web series “An African City” is super juicy and covers so many topics that all women can relate to. 5 friends, Nana Yaa, Sade, Zainab, Makena and Ngozi, vent to one another just like we all do to clear our heads and get advice from our girls. They discuss sex, relationships, career goals, finances and other hurtles life can throw at us. There’s nothing like girl talk and some wine.
(Left to right) Ngozi, Zainab, Nana Yaa, Sade and Makena
Through learning about their journey in moving to America and finding their way back to their homeland, Ghana, we see that no matter where you go we all face the same issues. Sometimes we find ourselves trying to meet the expectations of others, whether it be the next female or a man. We are all human and the desire to be loved, wanted and appreciated is second nature. Sade represents a strong spirited sister who gets what she wants by any means necessary. Bags, cars, money and other materialistic needs must be met and she assures that she attracts men who can make that happen. However, she later reveals how she really feels in terms of wanting love. She refers to herself as being one of many and talks about her hopes of one day “being someone’s one and only.” All women deserve to be exactly that and we shouldn’t have to settle for anything less. A woman’s worth is way greater than any amount of money a man can provide. Nana Yaa moved back into her parents’ home after being on her own in America. This made her become very anxious and she chose to make the attempt of chasing after the same lifestyle. She enjoyed the gifts and dinner dates, but she came to see that she wasn’t down with giving anything back in return. So Nana took matters back into her own hands. Our goals, morals and beliefs hold way more weight than any man’s bank account.
Girls talk and wine for the win!
Ngozi may have come across as the “blonde friend” but we love the way she held her respect for herself, her relationship with God and her beliefs over her temptation. There are many women who rather not have sex before marriage because it is so sacred and that isn’t the easiest task in the world. Lust doesn’t know it’s strength and we can sometimes get so wrapped up into it that we go beyond steps that we didn’t plan to go past. If we make that decision to do so, ladies we must protect ourselves.
One of the funniest episodes of An African City involved Nanayaa’s man leaving used protection around her new apartment. We got such a good laugh out of that because of her frustration, but we were so glad that she drilled the point of the importance of using condoms into her friend’s, Makena, head. Makena didn’t recognize the serious need to protect herself and thankfully she was forced to realize that’s a life risking decision. When we are approached by men, it can go in either direction. It’s either we are not interested or we are lost in their charm. Charm can be very dangerous if it isn’t a genuine heart that is confronting you. Unfortunately, there are people who know the damage they can cause to your life just because of one “fun” night. Makena’s encounter with a man named Charles proved two things: certainly protect yourself no matter how fine the person is or how decent they seem and always do your research! Charles was literally a walking S.T.D and the scary part about that is we can bump into a “Charles” at any point and not even know it.
We love their Style!
Self-love is strongly needed because without it we lack recognition of our worth. If we don’t love ourselves first, we’ll make poor decisions that can affect us short or long term. We’ll tend to put others wants before our own needs and we won’t know what it truly means to be loved. Lack of confidence can force us to feel as if we have to look a certain way or do things to make others happy and in the course of doing that, we fail to question our own satisfaction. We were so taken back when we watched another black woman tell Zainab that she would be even more beautiful if she bleached her skin. The idea of a woman really thinking that being beautiful requires you to have lighter skin saddens us. Past and present, society has brainwashed us by portraying beauty as one look. In reality, beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and skin colors. This group of ladies brought so many relatable topics to the table and in addition to that, so much STYLE. Check out how stylish these ladies are.
Too much sauce.
Take a look at some of the episodes of An African City and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Written By: Nishoba Snow