Actress Shondrella Avery (Napoleon Dynamite, Our Family Wedding) is working on a new show called The Shondrella Adventures which is based on a her travels to Nigeria. (her husband is from Nigeria) Take a look at the synopsis and pilot!
PLOT: An African-American woman living in Los Angeles (L.A) has a dream in which she finds herself in a desert, sitting astride a camel. When she awakes, she is no longer the person she was when we went to sleep. She is instead consumed by a desire to embark on a voyage of discovery into her past (Africa).
Shondrella seeks to challenge the perception of what ‘Africa’ or an ‘African’ is. Tackling stereotypes that are abound in the media and popular culture, Shondrella the shaman – sha(wo)man? – stands in the misconception-ridden space between Africa and America, hoping to bridge the knowledge gap.
The Shondrella Adventures provides a glimpse into the comedy that unfolds as the hopeful Queen Shondrella and Nigeria meet each other in a variety of ways. The result is a series of honest, laugh-out-loud scenes where viewers get to witness how easy it is for different cultures to misunderstand one another.
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