Africa Calling

Africa Calling transports you into the realities of everyday life in Africa. Offering insights into the lives of ordinary African citizens, they are highly visual and diverse examples of life in today’s Africa.

Films in this series

Abimbola Llo, Lens Manufacturer – Nigeria

Abimbola runs a business in Lagos manufacturing high quality optical lenses. ...
Angula Uzeniu, Unemployed – Namibia

Every day, Angula and his friends stand for hours at a roadside waiting for possible work. ...
Bola Black, Traditional Rice Farmer – Nigeria

Bola specialises in selling Ofada rice for traditional African cuisine. This nutritious ri ...
James Orengo, High Court Advocate – Kenya

James believes that Africa is still bedevilled by the same problems it faced when Kenya be ...
Livvy Samaria, AIDS Activist – Namibia

Livvy is 20 years old and HIV positive, but she doesn’t want your sympathy. ...
Margaret Kiringai, Jewellery Maker – Kenya

Margaret makes jewellery in her local town but has no working space to sell her wares. ...
Sorieh Conteh, Truck Owner – Sierra Leone

Business is bad for Sorieh. His vehicle keeps breaking down because of the terrible condi ...
Sulaiman Sesay, Gardener – Sierra Leone

Sulaiman is twenty years old and works as a gardener. His youngest brother, six-year-old A ...