BET and Africa.com are joining forces to present Africa Straight Up, an inspiring documentary that goes behind the headlines to delve deep into the rich, complex truths about contemporary Africa.
Africa Straight Up will air simultaneously on BET (DStv Premium channel 129) and BET International on Sunday 10 May at 19:00 CAT, and on BET2 Africa (DStv channel 135) at 19:40 CAT.
Taking a comprehensive look at the story of Africa and the African diaspora, Africa Straight Up features contributions from businessman Aliko Dangote, economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, philanthropist and entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, entrepreneur Tony Elumelu, and musicians Lira (South Africa) and M.I. (Nigeria).
In creating the documentary, Africa.com collected and curated stories from 12 African countries, showcasing many different sides of the African experience, and exploring the developments taking place in African government, technology, business and education.
Africa Straight Up is created, written and executive produced by Africa.com’s Teresa Hillary Clarke, and directed and produced by Jaime Puerta and Warren Adams.