By// Mariah Craddick
Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe will soon lend her talents to television serving as the host of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series on the WORLD channel and other public television stations.
AfroPoP showcases contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora through independent films. This season will highlight women’s rights struggles across the world.
“This season of AfroPoP helps give voice to those who truly need to be heard,” Sidibe said in a release to the press. “I’m happy to help bring these stories to the American public and raise awareness of issues of vital concern to women and men in Africa as well as all who care about human rights.”
The series will premiere on Tuesday, January 22 at 7/6c and will continue every Tuesday until February 5.