Obesity levels across Africa are rising — and it’s most prevalent amongst lower income earners, with young urban African women hardest hit. But, are young Africans risking their health by trying to show off their affluence through what they put in their mouths? All that and more on this edition of The 77 Percent with host Jessie Wingard.
In Senegal, circus skills were not really seen as a "proper" or "respectable" job. But that didn't stop a former street beggar from founding Senegal's first circus company in 2010. Today, Sencirk teaches circus acts to underprivileged kids. Last year, they represented Senegal with their juggling and acrobatic skills on the acclaimed TV show ‘Africa's Got Talent’.
We all like what's beautiful, so in this week's 77 percent show, we'll be taking a look at the subject of beauty from different perspectives. For example, why young people decide to marry at a mass wedding in Senegal or a beauty pageant with a difference in Kenya. And on social media, we debate on why some people prefer to lighten or bleach their skin despite the health risks.
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