Many Africans dream about a better life in Europe. But who realizes this European dream?
The road to success is long and a lot of Africans have to deal with disappointments when they’re looking for a job in Europe. Apart from the 4,5 million Africans who officially work and study in Europe, there are 7 or 8 million African migrants who try to make a living without papers.
Kenyan rapper K-Nel presents a portrait about successful Steven from Ghana who came to the Netherlands 26 years ago without papers. Now he owns a successful travel agency and ‘nevers buys a second hand car’. His fellow countryman Micheal is a seasonal worker and not so lucky. In the Northwest of Spain he is homeless and feeling the consequences of the financial crisis. Our reporter Ssuuna from Uganda is looking for a job. He works as a babysitter and a cleaner but can’t hold on to his jobs. Ambitious Guiswendé from Burkina Faso is studying mathematics in Belgium. Failure is not an option. Young Angolese immigrants on the outskirts of Lissabon have their own music culture: Kuduro. Successful artist Puto Cossa receives great reactions to his track ‘Vida’.