Wasteman Diaries is a short comedy drama written by @OfficialKojo, produced by Jazz Lintott and directed @SheridanDeMyers.
Wasteman Diaries is about a guy called Nathan played by actor Nick D Sagar (Ill Manors) whose been released from jail and has lost everything he previously had. His house, money, friends & his mother. Unknown to the women, he uses them from one day to the next, just to keep a roof over his head and himself in order until he’s back on his feet. This movie also stars Kimberly Jaraj, Verona Rose, Oyinka Yusuff, Imogen Hudson Karis Weller and comedian Kojo.
Today a friend reminded me via email that this drama was now available to watch on YouTube and wrote ‘notice anything about the female characters?’. Intrigued, I clicked on the link and watched.
I wonder what the actresses thought after they watched this….
Writer, comedian and Capital XTRA host Kojo clearly has serious issues with black women along with shadeism issues. I first noticed this several years ago when he would post questionable tweets about the black female contestants who appeared on the hit ITV 1 dating show ‘Take Me Out’.
Now we have ‘Wasteman’ Diaries’ where Kojo depicts black women (dark-skinned) as being the most undesirable human beings to ever walk the face of the earth, while their Caucasian counterparts are depicted as being the desirable ones who are easy to get in to bed (there is no balance here whatsoever).
And please don’t get me started on the young actress cast to play Kojo’s younger sister. Just LAUGHABLE. Really Kojo???
Kojo’s deep rooted issues with black women (especially those who share the same skin tone as him), along with his own self hatred is there for everyone to see on the screen. He is supposed to be a comedian but I don’t believe the way those characters were depicted came from a good/humorous place. No, I believe that both depictions came from a spiteful/hateful place.
If it hadn’t been for that mess I probably would have enjoyed ‘Wasteman Diaries’