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Aliko Dangote, Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, Tony Elumelu, MI, others feature in BET documentary Africa Straight Up

BET and Africa.com are joining forces to present Africa Straight Up, an inspiringdocumentary that goes behind the headlines to 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 featurescontributions 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 byJaime Puerta and Warren Adams.

Africa Straight Up 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.

For more information on BET, visit www.betafrica.tv, like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/BETinAfrica or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram@BET_Africa using the hashtag #BeAllYou.



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