The advertisement above from Black Enterprise Jan 1983 was published by the Black Owned Communications Alliance. It shows a little boy seeing a hero that has a different look from himself. How can a child see the world as it really is when the world it sees does not represent him? How much has changed when media only shows images of people playing sports or singing songs? What media today shows us as we really are?
What’s wrong with this picture?
By Nnamdi Azikiwe
The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.View all of Nnamdi Azikiwe's posts.