Acting & Voice-over
Acting: a brief love-interest role of Sade’s in An African City 2016 award-winning television series.
An African City Season 2 Episode 8: Emmanuel Gamor & Nana Mensah “Sade”. In this episode, from being in bed with malaria to ancestry.com, the leading women face various emotional crossroads.
Acting: An African City is a television and a web series, it is created as a Ghanaian equivalent of Sex and the City for YouTube. The first episode of the web-series debuted on March 2, 2014. The second season debuted on January 24, 2016. The series follows the lives of five single young women of African descent who have recently resettled in Accra, Ghana, after living abroad for most of their lives. The series also displays how each woman balance being a successful college-educated woman with their personal lives as well as their new life as “returnees” in Ghana. Each episode is told in first-person narrative through the main character Nana Yaa and touches on a wide array of subjects from power outages or skin whitening to condom use, self-gratification and sexual abstinence before marriage.
Nicole Amarteifio, the creator and executive producer of the web-series, was inspired to create the series based upon her life as she was born in Ghana but raised abroad. Upon her official return to Ghana, she wanted to tell the story of women returning to the country, as well as help change the face of the African woman within mainstream society. Inspired by Issa Rae of the webseries Awkward Black Girl, Amarteifio made the series a webseries because she felt that her ideas would be changed and it wouldn’t be the story she was trying to tell had she made it a television series. However, she based the series off of Sex and the City because she believed that Sex and the City gave American women confidence, and she wanted to do the same for women across the African continent.