An Interview with Issa Rae

We recently released an article about our co-founder Nadia Sasso’s Indiegogo journey to raise money to support her ‘Am I’ masters thesis video documentary. Inspired by her family, friends and mother, Sasso—of Sierra Leone—was inspired to push the boundaries in conversations on educating people about ethnic and cultural identities. The main theme of the documentary centers around the questions: Am I Too African to be American? Am I Too American to be African?

One of the people Sasso interviewed was Issa Rae, an American actress and writer. She is the creator of the YouTube workplace-comedy series Awkward Black Girl as well as Ratchet Piece Theater, The “F” Word, and The Choir. Ever since the premiere of Awkward Black Girl in 2011, Rae’s shows have garnered more than 20 million views and close to 150,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Now here on our blog, we can bring you an exclusive interview with Royal Dynamite Operations Guru Raphael Saye and Issa Rae. The two went to school together and share a similar entrepreneurial vision and personal connections as it relates to their culture and upbringing.

This is an interview you don’t want to miss. See it here.