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'Africa Straight Up' Aliko Dangote, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Ibrahim, Tony Elumelu, Lira, M.I. feature in documentary

An upcoming documentary 'Africa Straight Up', features Aliko Dangote, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Ibrahim, Tony Elumelu, Lira, M.I. among other inspiring personalities.

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BET and Africa.com are joining forces to present 'Africa Straight Up,' an inspiring documentary that delve deep into the rich, complex truths about contemporary Africa.

Taking a comprehensive look at the story of Africa and the African diaspora, Africa Straight Up feature scontributions from businessman Aliko Dangote, economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, philanthropist and entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, entrepreneur Tony Elumelu, and musicians Lira (South Africa) and M.I.(Nigeria).

In creating the documentary, Africa.com collected and curated stories from 12 African countries, showcasing many different sides of the African experience, and exploring the developments taking place in African government, technology, business and education. 

Africa Straight Up is created, written and produced by Africa.com’s Teresa Hillary Clarke, and directed by Jaime Puerta and Warren Adams.

The upcoming documentary will air simultaneously on BET (DStv Premium channel 129) and BET International on Sunday, May 10 at 7PM, and on BET2 Africa (DStv channel 135) at 7:40PM. 

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