Ya Ma’ Afrika
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Thato Rantao Mwosa was born in Botswana. She created, wrote and directed Ya Ma’ Afrika. Ya Ma’ Afrika is a fictional drama show that fuses the lives of four African women living in New York City and highlights the cultural experiences, contradictions and challenges of African women living in the West.
In the show, Yetunde, Kui, Chipo and Welisane are housemates from all corners of Africa with different backgrounds. The show captures the cosmopolitan side of Africans, rarely shown on TV in the West. Ya Ma’ Afrika celebrates the diversity of talented actors from all over Africa and the Diaspora.
The show’s dynamic cast includes Zimbabwean poet U-Meleni Mhlaba as Kui, Nigerian Noro Ejaita as Yetunde, Zimbabwean Nomsa Mlambo (Everyone’s Child) as Chipo, and Cameroonian actor/model Yana Bille as Welisane.
The cast also includes Erickka Sy Savane, Omekongo, David Heron, Souleymane Sy Savane, S. Atibon Nazaire, Nate Steinwachs, Orville McCarter, Yomi Abiola, Prague Roberts, Makho Ndlovu. Else Bollanga serves as the show’s executive producer.
The show airs on the satellite channel Telesud.
For more information about the show visit the show’s website. Stay tuned for an interview with Thato Mwosa about the show next month.