Yves Bollanga, Bringing Afro-Caribbean Content to Mainstream U.S. Television

Repeating Islands

Yves-Bollanga-2-259x300Forbes recently featured Cameroonian born Yves Bollanga, who is responsible for bringing Afro-Caribbean content to mainstream television entertainment in the United States, stating that Sub-Saharan Africans are “quietly but steadfastly establishing themselves as one of the most dynamic and entrepreneurial groups in the U.S.” Here are excerpts:

The former IBM engineer is building an ambitious family of television channels currently reaching over 21 million households and growing. He is at the vanguard of bridging the cultural gap amongst all the Black communities by bringing Afro-Caribbean content to mainstream America, one TV channel at a time.

“There is an unfulfilled demand for Black content on TV in North America. Our vision is to produce and broadcast Afro-centric original content to as many devices and households as we possibly can.” explained Bollanga.

A serial media entrepreneur, Bollanga founded his first company AB ROLL, a video production house in Tours, France in 1995…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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