To kick off the new year, REVOLT announced plans today to air its first original documentary special entitled, “Wale: I Am From.” Premiering on January 20th at 10 p.m. EST, “Wale: I Am From” will follow Maybach Music superstar Wale on his recent trek to Africa to discover his Nigerian roots. The hour-long special produced by REVOLT TV documents the rapper and Washington DC native’s journey to meet his grandparents while racing against the clock to get back to the United States.
Following Wale for one week, REVOLT captured the witty MC as he made preparations for his trip, raced against time to the motherland, battling his jam-packed schedule as he met his family for the first time, and journey back to the United States to return to his day-to-day grind. “I just feel like REVOLT as a whole is ‘real’…it’s an aggressive approach to get the culture back,” said Wale.
“Fans will see an intimate look into the emotions and hurdles that accompanied Wale at every turn during his recent life-changing trek,” stated Rahman Dukes, executive producer and vice president of programming news. “We feel honored that Wale allowed us to join him on this deeply personal voyage to Africa, and that he chose to share his experience with REVOLT viewers,” said Val Boreland, executive vice president of programming and production and executive producer.
The January 20th premiere of Wale’s story of redemption in Nigeria will be televised on REVOLT followed by a live Ustream with the rapper at 11 p.m. EST.
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