The Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is airing an original travel series, “World Wide Nate: African Adventures.’’
The reality travel show follows Chicago native Nathan Fluellen, a thrill seeker with a magnetic personality and penchant for pushing himself outside of his comfort zone.
The international travel vlogger (worldwidenate.com) hikes the Democratic Republic of the Congo mountains to the world’s largest lava lake, rappels alongside a 630-foot-tall waterfall in Lesotho, and treks through the Rwandan jungle alongside silverback gorillas, and more.
Series viewers will either pack their bags to replicate Nate’s exploits or settle back in their chairs to experience Africa and the world vicariously through this charming host’s adventures.
“I’m excited to share World Wide Nate: African Adventures with audiences everywhere and to use this series to change the narrative of how Americans view Africa,’’ said Nathan Fluellen, “World Wide Nate’’ host and executive producer.
“I look forward to taking viewers along with me on my action-packed adventures through Africa and enlightening them on the amazing cultural experiences that span across the continent,’’’ said World Wide Nate host and executive producer Nathan Fluellen.
The first episode premiered on Dec. 15 with new ones airing weekly on UMC through Jan. 5. New episodes also will air in the spring.
‘Fabric of a Man’
Also showing on Dec. 29 is David E. Talbert’s “Fabric of a Man.’’
Winner of three NAACP Theatre Awards, “The Fabric of a Man’’ is a crown jewel among the Talbert collection of romantic musical stage plays.
One of Talbert’s three earliest plays, this classic title tells the story of Dominique Majors (Tammy Townsend), an up-and-coming fashion designer in love with Blair Godfrey (Clifton Powell), a self-centered stockbroker who wishes she’d focus less on her career and more on him.
One night Dominique stumbles into an old-school dry cleaner, where she meets Joshua King (Darren DeWitt Henson), a good-looking young tailor who takes interest in more than just her dry cleaning.
Torn between the comfort of finance and the potential of new romance, Dominique is forced to decide which fabric of which man best suits her. UMC will add more of Talbert’s classic plays in early 2018.
Created by Robert L. Johnson, chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is the first subscription streaming service created for African-American and urban audiences in North America that features quality urban content and showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content.
UMC is available on iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Channels, Roku & Roku Stick, Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick with Android launching soon.
At www.UMC.tv, UMC offers a free seven-day trial and thereafter is $4.99/month or $49.99/year.