From the ashes of the Mau Mau in East Africa to the Black Panthers in America, arises a movement to awaken people globally through Hip-hop’s most prolific rap duo dead prez and East Africa’s politically conscious rap group Kalamashaka, reconnect Africans as we witness the handing over of the torch to the next generation.
Ni Wakati (It’s Time) is a story that re-introduces Africa’s rich diversity and resilience to the rest of the World. M1 (dead prez) and Umi (P.O.W.) travel to East Africa and connect with Ukoofulani Mau Mau a revolutionary youth movement of artists in the slums of Dandora in Nairobi. They share music, food and culture as they break mistaken myths about African globally. They collectively travel to Arusha in Tanzania where they connect with former Black Panther members Mzee Pete O’Neal and Mama Charlotte O’Neal who are now community organizers and continue to bridge the gap between the young and the old, as they confront the different challenges from the radical past of the panthers to the present youth.
Ni Wakati (It’s Time) also features interviews with Geronimo Ji Jaga, Mama Charlotte O’Neal, Davey D, Toni Blackman, Binyavanga Wainaina, Kama Ngigi and Albert Josiah amongst others.