A while back, it was announced that An African City is filming season 2 and this news had the ladies at Kuwala smiling from ear to ear! While we're eagerly waiting for the new season, let's look over our favourite styles of season 1.
For those who don’t know An African City has been hailed as the African equivalent of the HBO series, Sex and the City. Created by Nicole Amarteifo, the show tells the story of five beautiful and successful women who confide in each other about the highs and lows of modern dating, while dealing with being a 21st century woman in Africa. Set in the beautiful and burgeoning city of Accra, Ghana(Kuwala sources many gorgeous pieces from Ghanaian brands), their hilarious, embarrassing and frustrating stories of African men, the workplace, and basic customer service had women across the continent and the African diaspora laughing, crying, and bonding in unison.
The show first aired as a web series on YouTube and quickly garnered a following of over 30k subscribers. From the witty banter to the often relatable moments, there's no surprise that the 10-episode season has had over a million views. We can't discuss the main characters; Nana Yaa, Ngozi, Sade, Zainab and Makena, without mentioning the 6Th notable character… fashion. The first season was rampant with a celebration of African design and featured remarkable pieces from African and African-inspired designers such as Kiki Clothing, Aya Morrison, Christie Brown, Royal Jelly Harlem and Osei Duro, to name just a few.
When speaking on the role fashion plays on character development Millie Monyo, the producer for An African City, had this to say “In season one, you will notice Nana Yaa’s fashion evolution from when she first returns and slowly see how her fashion choices change with the more comfortable she becomes with being back home. It is our hope that over time the fashion in the series will be our most accessible way for fans to parrot their favourite character.”
On the fabulous heels of the news, we at Kuwala cannot wait to see what antics and magnificent pieces the beautiful ladies of An African City have in store for us in season 2!
Check out Maame Adjei's interview with Aisha Obuobi from Christie Brown.
Watch Marie Humbert interview Titi Ademola from Kiki Clothing:
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