Lately, I have become very interested in documentaries (particularly those pertaining to Africa). I have compiled a list of my favourite ones (in no particular order) across a wide range of topics. Watching these documentaries have enabled me to understand the world a bit better & make connections between the past and the present. I personally found them quite fascinating and thought-provoking – I hope you do too.

Oil Crisis in the Niger Delta –

Nigeria’s Codeine Crisis –

Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo –

Faces of Africa: Kwame Nkrumah –

Rape in South Africa –

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man –

The Cursed Twins of Madagascar –

Uganda’s Moonshine Epidemic –

The Rwandan Genocide –

The Trouble with Aid  – 

A History of Nigeria 

Street Life in Lagos  –

In addition to this list, I also highly recommend the Netflix Explained documentary series; it is short, informative and entertaining.

Let me know your favourite! Are there any documentaries that you would add to this list?