Brooklyn Tea Talk Podcast exclusive with the creators, writers, and producers of CBC Gem’s Real Blackity Talk show series.
Real Blackity Talk hosts Aiza and Kamana Ntibarikure sit down with Brooklyn Tea Talk to speak about their docu-talk show that shines a spotlight on the perspectives and experiences of Black women and non-binary Black folk in Canada.
RED CARPET EVENT EXCLUSIVE
The sisters describe what it was like growing up together as Brooklyn delves into their background for fans to get to know more about their sisterhood. WorldWide Entertainment TV Toronto was on sight to cover their red-carpet premiere which was held at Carlton Cinemas. The event included a star-studded list of local actors and trailblazers, including Oluniké Adeliyi (The Porter, Akila’s Escape), MPP Jill Andrew (who is one of the many Blaxperts in the series), Shane Marriott (The Porter) and Thomas Antony Olajide (Learn to Swim)—who was named a 2021 TIFF Rising Star.
ORIGIN OF REAL BLACKITY TALK
Brooklyn discovers the worldwide pandemic caused the two sisters to regroup and use social media as an outlet for their creativity just as the sisters were planning to attend an awards show. “The lockdown happened and we found out the awards were cancelled, it was such a devastating moment.”
As with everyone around the world, adjustments had to be made with new restrictions in place which affected the world of entertainment. This didn’t prevent the sisters from using their social media as a tool to reach people.
The sisters were resilient with the adversity as they turned an unfortunate situation into something positive, that led to the creation of “Real Blackity Talk” show. “You got to celebrate the wins, the micro wins, their huge, the ones that people don’t witness,” says both ladies. Find out even more about their show in the interview above.
Make sure to follow them on social media at @realblackity and also watch their season 1 on CBC Gem at https://gem.cbc.ca/media/real-blackity-talk/s01
THE TERM BLACKITY
The term ‘Blackity’ is commonly used in Black culture to describe quintessential aspects of the Black experience. At the end of the exclusive interview, Brooklyn reminds the sisters how much of an inspiration they are for women and little girls in Canada.
Most importantly, Brooklyn stated the two should never let anything come between their sisterhood which is a prime example for women everywhere.