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Published on Monday, December 31 2012 15:55
Reality TV with RRR - My African Love
I don't watch many reality TV shows, but one that is up and coming caught my attention. It is called “My African Love”. When I first saw the title I was like huh, what is this about? It didn't take me long to find out and the more I found out the more I decided I didn't like it.
An American Bachelor, of African descent, travels to Africa to the roots of his ancestry and begins his quest to find True Love and a Bride.
The premise of the show is to have a bachelor of African decent as in African-American and have him travel to Africa to choose one of 24 waiting African bachelorettes to fall in love with and to marry. Yes the show has been done before, but not with the back to Africa twist. The producers think that makes the show “exotic”.
Doesn't that sound romantic? Doesn't it make you feel good inside to see Black love? Doesn't feel even better to see African love? It does to me which is why I love to see Africans and African-Americans together. I watch the occasional Nollywood film, because I love to see my African brothers and sisters doing their thing, but not this time. Nope. I do not like that Sam-I-Am. This time it just makes me sick. Check out the following quotes:
The contestants (bachelorettes) will be paired as roommates by opposite personalities (“oil and water”).
The Show will include a documentary element as it is filmed against the dramatic and exotic background of West Africa’s diverse landscape, and the bachelor will explore his aboriginal ancestry by exploring its diverse traditions and cultures.
Blaxploitation pure and simple I tell you. Technically Blaxploitation refers to film, but I really think it should be expanded to television and print media as well.
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