According to “Afro City” creators, “The best way to describe “Afro City” would be “Sex in the City” meets “Girlfriends” with an Afrocentric twist and fabulous fashion to match.”
Afro City is the collaboration of writer Rhonda Ray and Director Lobace Stoll.
According to the website,”Both parties thought it would be a great idea to partner up and co-produce “Afro City” and bring it to life for all to see.”
The show centers around four best friends, Crystal (played by Sabrina Alashi) who is an artist, Ebony (played by Bunmi Avodele) a model, Fatimah (played by Ebony Mikila) a jewelry designer, and Jazzman (played by Rhonda Ray) a singer.
Each episode is very entertaining as well as a visual and audible delight.
The characters, who are flawlessly portrayed by the actors, are very believable and multidimensional.
The episodes draw viewers in via interesting, relatable topics and captivating story lines that will have you anxiously awaiting the next one.
While viewing you will forget that you are not watching a mainstream network show – the direction and videography are just that good.
“Afro City” is not all about fashion and natural hair; topics include, relationships, divorce, abuse, single parenting and following dreams.
The latest episode (Episode 10) “Love and War” deals with one of the tragic effects of the Iraq War.
Each episode also features music by show creator Rhonda Ray. Multi-talented Rhonda Ray is a singer/songwriter and artist. She is in the process of releasing her debut album titled “Afrolicious”.
Check out her music, art and videos on her website Rhonda Ray.net (see link below).
The website states, “We created “Afro City” to show the world that African America women are beautiful with their natural Afro hair without conforming to societies typical “standard” of beauty.
We wanted to bring these beautiful images and lifestyles to the screen that people aren’t use to seeing everyday in the media and the web allows us to do that without going through the traditional hoops in Hollywood in order to get these images seen and these stories told.
The Afrocentric market is such an underserved market and we want to fill the void by showing Afrocentric images and themes with a positive message in all of our programming.”
Rhonda Ray stated “I think the future is definitely looking bright for web series of all genres and I’m so glad to be apart of this revolution that’s being televised on the web.”
The latest and archived episodes can be viewed on the AfroliciousTV YouTube Channel as well as the Afro City TV website.
Along with the latest episodes, the website features background information on the show as well as a shop where some of the beautiful clothing, jewelry and other accessories featured in show episodes can be purchased.