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.’ To further promote African literature, an African literary personality is profiled during the ‘Africana Literati Spotlight’ segment. Each episode also features an Afro centric top 5 countdown focused on African art, books and culture. The show ends with an African proverb and a giveaway to inspire viewers to get creative.
Meet our hosts
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.
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.
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.