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EbonyLife TV’s “Hello Africa” is more than just a Show! Find out how you can Join the Online Movement – #HelloAfrica

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Ever since the launch of EbonyLife TV’s “Hello Africa”, you can’t help but notice the online movement of #HelloAfrica. It seems that everyone is celebrating the achievements of the Africans all over the world.

The strong desire to change the narrative of the continent is incredible and we love it!

According to the team being the show, the #HelloAfrica online movement seeks to present the half of the narrative that has rarely been told – the part that espouses the successes of Africans who have shaken the world stage, and the African athletes who have upstaged others in various disciplines. This influential set has been relatively invisible until now – a few examples include the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and Lupita Nyong’o (Kenyan American), the Oscar-winning actress and the new face of Lancome; Marcus Samuelsson (Ethiopian American) serves as a recurring judge for Chopped, one of the Food Network’s highest-rated series with a following of over 20 million viewers per month; Akon (Senegalese American), a rapper, songwriter, businessman, and record producer has over 60 million followers on social media and has launched the Akon Lighting Africa initiative.

The movement has provided a wide range of reactions from the serious to the most hilarious—this has influenced the list of individuals who are celebrated on the platform which includes musicians and fashion icons, and game changers in the social environment such as business people, athletes and other successful Africans.

Pictures have been pouring in on Instagram and Twitter from the likes of HelloAfrica guests Femi Kuti, Saran Kaba Jones, Ayan and Idyl Mohallim, alongside celebrity influencers such as  Saycon Sengbloh, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Toke Makinwa, Banky W, Oluchi, D’Banj, and Genevieve Nnaji to name a few.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Nancy Isime Oluchi Orlandi Toke Makinwa

“Hello Africa” Host, Eunice Omole explains, “The purpose of the movement is to put a positive spotlight on Africans all over the world, showing the many amazing faces and hands saying “hello”. They are celebrities, game changers, influencers, successful men and women. It’s not about aid and it’s not about charity. It’s about celebrating the impact globally. It’s a call to action for everyone – not just Africans – to come together and support a continent that has for so long been treated negatively. It’s time to change the narrative and its time to change the focus on Africa for the good, and it starts with the people. This is what the show is all about and this is what the HelloAfrica campaign is all about.”

Host, Eunice Omole

Host, Eunice Omole

To join the movement: Post a picture of yourself and nominating friends. The importance of the movement espouses the need to embrace one another without prejudices and assumptions that seem to present Africans in a bad light.

This is an open movement that seeks to involve every person in the world in changing the narrative of the African. Racism and prejudices are vices that are committed by human beings and as such, it is important that every person is involved in the attempt to eradicate racism and stereotypes.

Social Media Information:
Handles: @euniceomole @ebonylifetv
Hashtag: #HELLOAFRICA

5 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    July 19, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Not interested….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. ebby

    July 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    there’s —->>Think Africa, Think ,Tank Africa, Click Africa, Visterafrique all doing something similar , all showcasing and celebrating inspiring africans home (Africa) and abroad, artisans, designers, survivors, entrepreneurers , places to visit in Africa and now #HelloAfrica is borrowing and doing the same…. nothing new. i pray she (Eunice Omole acknowledges these pioneering folks that have discovered a few or more and not making it seem like it’s a new idea..
    #my2cents

    • ha

      July 19, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      @ abby, no idea is new under the sun. Don’t be surprised if she hasn’t seen any of the aforementioned .

  3. ha

    July 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Love Eunice’s hustle and fashion style but girl, that show is boring. You looked equally bored by the 3rd episode. It was really disappointing because I was really looking forward to it.. In fact, I had to go watch it at a friend’s house on 2 occasions due to dstv glitches (The episode with the twin designers and the t-shirt guy)

    One piece of advise for the next season, please all those African facts in between and repetitive montage is tiring. They take away from the flow of the interview which is the last thing a host wants. Also, spend more time on your interview flow. No matter how pretty you, your set and glossy pictures are, if the viewers are bored and turn off there’s no point. Except of course, the show is all about you and not the viewer, If that’s the case, then ride on sister.

  4. Huss

    July 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Good job to Kaline Akinkugbe!! She composed the theme song for the show. I hate that Ebony Life is not doing a better job at promoting her and her music.

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