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What to watch from Africa

Published 1120 GMT (1920 HKT) February 19, 2015
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The Pearl of Africa is a beautifully shot seven-part series from Swedish filmmaker Jonny von Wallstrom. It showcases the highly emotive story of Cleo, a 27-year-old trans woman born biologically male. Shot over 18 months, it takes viewers on an intimate journey with the courageous transgender woman as she searches for answers about her identity, family and the country she was born in. Courtesy Jonny von Wallström/The Pearl of Africa
"An African City" web series tells the story of five accomplished women who've returned to their native Ghana after living overseas. Nicole Amarteifio
Filming on the hotly-anticipated new series, "The Nairobians" from David "Tosh" Gitonga is about to begin. Although few details have officially been released, Gitonga describes the premise to CNN as "a Pan-African show that tells our own stories of struggles and dreams in their African context." Courtesy David Gitonga
The development sector is the target of this fantastic mockumentary-style scripted comedy from Kenyan writer/producer Hussein Kurji. Xeinium Productions/Courtesy Hussein Kurji
The show's Goodluck Jonathan puppet counterpart is flanked by "Ogas at the top" executive producers Godfrey Mwampembwa aka Gado, and Marie Lora-Mungai. Any personality in contemporary Nigerian society could be a target for this insanely popular satirical puppet show. Marie Lora-Mungai/Restless Talent Management
This tongue-in-cheek comedy takes aim at the upwardly mobile middle class families in the capital's suburbs. Courtesy Lisa Lane Drennan/The White Folks
Nigerian-American model Aina Fadina talks to sound and video artist Emeka Ogboh, about why shipped one of Lagos' iconic yellow Danfo buses, pictured, across the seas to New York City for his exhibition at the African Center. Fadina's show "I of Africa" celebrates creatives from the continent and how the bridge the gap between business and the arts. Courtesy Aina Fadina/ I of Africa
A funny talking head web series exploring the issues faced by Africans in the diaspora. Tackling stereotypes, discipline, parenting the show offers a different perspective from Africans in the diaspora. Courtesy Algernon Felice Jr/WAAVE+DADA collective