Gina Yashere Talks Bob Hearts Abishola, UK vs. US Racism
In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with British Comedian, and actor Gina Yashere. The interview covers Gina's upbringing in London UK, to Nigerian parents, and her path to now emerging as one of the most well-known comedians worldwide. Gina, Kweli, and Jaz discuss what it was like to grow up a first generation Nigerian-Brit facing racism from every angle following her from youth through her later years as an elevator engineer. They speak on American's ignorance of world culture, the contrasts of US versus UK racism, Nigerian stereotypes, the 'Nollywood' Nigerian film industry, and Eddie Murphy's 'RAW' is also brought up for a debate on if we can still laugh at comedy considered taboo by today's standards.