A young 25-year-old Arab guy from Israel is doing more for Africa in a one-minute video than most of us combined. Watch here as Nuseir Yassin breaks some of the negative perceptions about Africa. Over 4.2 million have already watched it (update: now over 10 million!)…
After traveling to 7 African countries in 1 year, this is my conclusion!Thank you parents for cooperating in my video, thank you Adam Spires – Wannabe Vlogger and Cape Town Helicopters for showing me around beautiful Cape Town, and thank you everyone that helped shape my opinion and make my video. LIKE Nas Daily on Facebook and Instagram! Music: Epic Flight by Immersive Music
Posted by Nas Daily on Friday, November 24, 2017
Nuseir (Nas) – who graduated from Harvard and is based in New York – was in South Africa recently… where unfortunately he experienced his first – and second – robbery in 60 countries!
But fortunately Nas’ daily one-minute videos are mostly positive so he turned the $4,000 theft of his camera equipment into a tale of the kindness of strangers…
The second time Nas was robbed in South Africa…
I had the unlucky fortune of getting my entire $4,000 camera bag stolen as it was on the ground right in front of us…… I used this opportunity to talk about a serious topic here in South Africa (and not ALL OF AFRICA)!No one knows if income inequality causes crime, or if crime causes income inequality. But all I know for sure is the current setup in South Africa is one of the craziest in the world. This is the second time I get robbed in my life. And it happened in the same country. Something is OFF. But no matter what happens, I 100% believe the world is safe and you don't need to be "careful" in Africa. This shit happens in New York too. Thank you Johnny Miller from AfricaDRONE for showing me around, lending me your cameras, and teaching me about Unequal Scenes. Okay, I need to buy new stuff now. I'm in the market for a DJI Osmo+, DJI Mavic, GoPro, Insta360 camera, LowePro bag, and lots of good vibes. Nas Daily is getting…expensive! Donations are not accepted! Buying my t-shirt as means of support, however, is accepted! 🙂 LIKE Nas Daily on Facebook and Instagram!
Posted by Nas Daily on Saturday, November 25, 2017
Nas had a day job as a software engineer but packed it in a year ago when he realised that he had already completed 32% of his life and didn’t want to spend the rest of it behind a desk.
Nas said he struggled a little in South Africa. While he met wonderful people and loved his stay, all the talk of what race a person is kind of got to him.
He said: “The last few days have been extra challenging. I find myself talking way too much about race and way too little about nature, fun stuff… This is the one of the last times I’m discussing race (I’m tired of it), but I couldn’t leave without making this video.”
I don't like this video. But I felt like I had to make it.The last few days have been extra challenging. I find myself talking way too much about race and way too little about nature, fun stuff. These topics are always extra-sensitive, but I hope my delivery hasn't been too insensitive. It's just supposed to spark conversations regarding topics here that are already on the spotlight. The first video I made was about the beauty of the Rainbow Nation. This one is about the other side of it. This is the one of the last time I'm discussing race (I'm tired of it), but I couldn't leave without making this video.LIKE Nas Daily on Facebook and Instagram! Music: U by OZZIE
Posted by Nas Daily on Sunday, November 26, 2017
His final video from South Africa is a fantastic myth-busting one-minute from a township in South Africa…
Living in a Slum for a Day
This is the one video I was most advised not to make. But here it is. I decided to make it out of anger. It's unbelievable. The current discourse on poor slum residents is out of this world. "They'll kill you, rob you, you have a camera, you're white, they'll track you, they robbed me a year ago, they stabbed my friend, etc etc" But people forget, there is a million people in these townships. If the same stabbing happens in New York, we say: "Oh, just one crazy guy". If it happens in a slum: "all of them are crazy". Don't get me wrong. I felt unsafe at certain times. I almost cut this video short and went back to my hotel. But the family calmed me and told me that, yes, it's dangerous, but it's not as dangerous as the world makes it sound. The family that hosted me has no criminal record, makes honest money, and was even a victim of stabbing. But they're automatically lumped with everyone else as dangerous. Well, they're not. And I'm betting my life that there's a million more of them, and you.I wouldn't advise this for anyone to do. Statistics don't lie, there is a lot of crime there. But please, let's be respectful of the ones that are looking to build an honest living there.Njaki Kat – you have a wonderful family. I'm forever grateful to you and your family for hosting me. I will see you soon for sure. LIKE Nas Daily on Facebook and Instagram!
Posted by Nas Daily on Thursday, December 7, 2017
“No one knows if income inequality causes crime, or if crime causes income inequality. But all I know for sure is the current setup in South Africa is one of the craziest in the world,” Nas wrote to his millions of fans on facebook.
“This is the second time I get robbed in my life. And it happened in the same country. Something is OFF. But no matter what happens, I 100% believe the world is safe and you don’t need to be “careful” in Africa. This shit happens in New York too.”
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