Telling Our African Stories : AfricanStory.TV

Hello Everyone,

How shall we know, if they don’t tell us?

During my stint with Fuxion TV as a Children’s Program Presenter, I enjoyed telling African folk tales on ‘Kiddies Tales Time’, an educative and entertaining children’s program which showcases the art of storytelling, with moral-teaching folktales and songs  from the African continent. Having a grandmother who was an Educator, Late Mrs Georgietta Abeke Adesina (Mama Headmistress, Abeokuta) who told me stories as a little girl and coincidentally (or not) a mom who was also a children’s show presenter (Kiddies Forum) and later a newscaster, during her broadcasting days at NTA Abeokuta , the importance of the connection of media and culture, in recording our stories for the next generation to be enlightened/educated, is very real and meaningful to me. That is why I connect to the mission of this project.

My mom, Doyin, on Kiddies Forum NTA Abeokuta circa 80s
My mom, Doyin, on Kiddies Forum NTA Abeokuta circa 80s

And if you are a Generation X Nigerian  as I am, you will also remember the popular Children’s show Tales by Moonlight on NTA

Introducing AfricanStory.TV : For centuries, oral storytelling has been the format used by many cultures in passing along important historical facts and information down for other generations.  Visioneer/Content Producer Daty Kaba says

“this exciting project,  AfricanStory.TV was manifested when Priya (my daughter) asked me to tell her African stories from my childhood. It dawned on me that I had sporadic memories or had completely forgotten those stories. I did research and found that most people have forgotten those folklores from childhood as well.


For centuries, oral storytelling has been the format used by many cultures in passing along important historical facts and information down for other generations.  African Story TV (ASTV) will follow that tradition with current technology. ASTV is an online webtv ” portal” broadcasting short African stories told by everyday Africans, African Americans and Caribbeans. Storytellers will be filmed on video and it will be featured on the online webtv. ASTV will serve as a online village where global citizens can enjoy stories from Africa, US and the Caribbean. A cultural heritage site that will help preserve oral story tradition that has existed for centuries in Africa. African Story TV is also an educational hub for students and future generations to experience African Stories and the significance of oral storytelling.

Enjoy some of the videos here And if you have any to submit, you can click here to do so

For more about AfricanStory.TV, visit their website at http://africanstory.tv . Follow on Twitter at @AfricanStory_TV and subscribe on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/AfricanstoryTV

Pa Jimi Solanke : Acclaimed Nigerian Yoruba Folklorist

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing..

xoxo

Tosinger

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