The historical portrayal of African people or the African continent in television commercials, films and advertisement has been despicable and biased. The views that are display about this population stem from the beliefs that originated from slavery. In American mainstream, the frequent depiction of the African continent will render people leaving in huts, gutter and walking around barefoot. That stereotypical image has ill and negative connotations that embody the idea that Westerners have about African people. Although, the melanated people of the African continent has its fair of share of historical scrutiny and disfranchisement.  Here are 8 African own streaming platforms that are changing that narrative.     

     They are demonstrating talented melanated actors and actress into the forefront. Some of these platforms are bringing enlightenment, excitement, and fun.. 


NollyLand, is Africa’s First World-Class Movie Platform. NollyLand was designed and built by Africans. The viewer can watch thousands of hand-picked Nigerians, Ghanaian, Ghollywood, and African movies on any device. Majority of their genre varies from drama to romance. Even on a relaxing Sunday evening Nollyland has you cover. 


Ndani TV, is a web-based channel. Its films take you on an unpredictable journey into the depths of Africa, exposing the continents beauty within. 

Iroko TV 

Iroko TV, filmography including scrips and imageries enable their audience to feel entertain and fulfill.

Afroland TV 

In their effort to dispel stereotypical beliefs of the African continent on mainstream television. Afrolandtv is committed to show the beautiful places in Africa and positive interaction among black couples. 


Ibakatv was founded in 2011 in Lagos, Nigeria by Blessed Idornigie. They produce all types of genres action, drama, and romance. Ibakatv can be access on android, smart tv, samsung and apple tv. This platform prides itself as a luminary in Video-On-Demand. 


This network is dedicated to black issues and the culture of the global black community. They cover independent films, documentaries, and news from the entire African diaspora.  Apart from Africa, you will see content from North America, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean. 


Congatv has the best selection of Nigerian Nollywood movies. Click on the link and join the revolution of black cinema. 


Whenever you are in the mood for drama. This platform has several dramatic tales of love that seeks to expose the danger of having the wrong mindset when face with life challenges. Most of their romantic films, gives you a glimpse of the difficult challenges that marital couple experience. Bconceptnetwork is worth checking out. 

As the African streaming platform is asserting its power and obtaining their identity back. I highly suggest that you support those platforms and their mission to create a positive legacy for the next generation of Africans. 

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Orlande Fleury

Orlande Fleury is a writer, scholar and a researcher. Ms. Fleury graduated from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She also acquired her Associate Degree, with a major in Communication Studies, from Borough of Manhattan Community College(BMCC). As a writer her aim is to inspire, educate and inform.

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