Africana Literati

An art, book and culture TV show celebrating Africa.



Shining the light on our stories and storytellers.



Everyone is invited.



Africana Literati is produced by Yellow Tamarind Productions and it premiered on April 16, 2016 on Africa Magic Family (DStv ch. 154; GOtv ch. 2).


Africana Literati is hosted by Isabella Akinseye who anchors the ‘Back to School’ segment where she teaches spelling, pronunciation and shares an African slang. She also hosts two brand new segments introduced in Season 2; ‘Africana Literati Book Club’ and ‘Africana Literati Fan Connect.’ With the tag line of ‘Love Africa, Read Africa,’ resident culture critic, Dr. Wilfred Okiche reviews a book by an African author on each episode. Field presenter, Harri Obi hits the streets to get a pulse on trending issues in the vox pop segment, ‘Africana Literati On the Street.’


Meet our hosts



Isabella Akinseye is a media entrepreneur and educationist. She is the host of Africana Literati and anchors three segments; ‘Back To School’, ‘Fan Connect’ and ‘Book Club.’ She’s got a smile for days.



Wilfred Okiche is a medical doctor by day and a culture critic by night. He is the host of the ‘Africana Literati Book Review’ segment where he dissects a book by an African writer. He holds nothing back.



Harri Obi is an On Air Personality and compere. He presents the vox pop segment ‘Africana Literati On The Street’ where he gets people talking on topical issues. He’s funny, friendly and opinionated.

Africana Literati airs every Saturday at  12 PM (CAT)/11 AM (WAT) on Africa Magic Family (DStv ch. 154/GOtv ch. 2). Watch our latest videos online.



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  • Oct102017

    Ikeogu Oke wins the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature

    Nigerian poet, Ikeogu Oke has won the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature for his book ‘The Heresiad.’ He beat finalists, Ogaga…

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  • Oct102017

    Africana Literati (Season 2) set to air on Mindset this October

    Hosted by Isabella Akinseye, Africana Literati is a show for the whole family, committed to getting viewers to love Africa…

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  • Jan272017

    In memory of Buchi Emecheta

    We celebrate the life and legacy of an Africana Literati Great, Buchi Emecheta in the infographic below.

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  • Dec152016

    Maiden edition of Comic and Cocktails holds in Lagos

    The maiden edition of Comics and Cocktails held on Saturday, the 10th of December 2016 at the BLD Rooftop in…

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  • Nov222016

    Nigeria, South Africa make 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature longlist

    The highly anticipated longlist of the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced. Contending for the coveted cash prize…

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