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  • - Everything about his personality

  • so far says West Africa, I know.

  • I know my West Africans.

  • I already want to guess.

  • Are you from Nigeria?

  • - Mmmmmm.

  • - Igue?

  • Apparently I don't know much about West Africa.

  • (suspenseful music)

  • - [Interviewer] Hi.

  • - Hi.

  • I am Fatuma.

  • - [Interviewer] Where are you from?

  • - I'm from Kenya.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you get asked that a lot?

  • - I do.

  • - [Interviewer] Does it evert annoy you

  • when people ask you that?

  • - Yes, because it makes it seem like

  • if you look like me, you have to be from somewhere else.

  • And I mean yes, I am from someplace else.

  • - [Interviewer] Today, you're going to be guessing

  • what country people are from.

  • Do you think you'll do well?

  • - Well I think so.

  • I think I'm gonna do pretty well.

  • I'm hoping to get 50% or more correct.

  • - [Interviewer] How's your geography?

  • - I'm pretty good with geography.

  • I've met a lot of people, so I'm hoping

  • this will help in making conclusions.

  • But at the same time, you really never know

  • because just because people look a certain way

  • doesn't mean they are from a certain place.

  • - [Interviewer] Alright, who's our first person?

  • - We're doing one at a time? - Yeah.

  • - Nice to meet you, I'm Fatuma.

  • Wait, why did you dye your hair?

  • - I did not dye my hair.

  • Does it look dyed?

  • - [Interviewer] Is this related?

  • - Yes, 'cuz there's some people where some have

  • lighter hair and some have darker hair

  • in some regions, and so--

  • - My hair does grow lighter.

  • Even in elementary school, I would get some

  • yellow blond strands in the summer.

  • - See, okay.

  • All right, so for holidays, what kind of holidays

  • does your family celebrate?

  • - Not Christmas, but some of us like the theme

  • and the aesthetic, but we don't celebrate it officially.

  • But it's cute, you know?

  • - Okay, but you're not Muslim?

  • - I identify as Muslim, yeah.

  • - Hey, see!

  • Okay, got one down, okay.

  • Is your country predominantly Muslim?

  • - Yeah, 97% yeah.

  • - Do you consider yourself African?

  • - Yeah, it's kind of a little shaky.

  • I'm all African pride whatever, you see it

  • I'm like yeah, but I'm also from the sidelines

  • 'cuz I'm not black.

  • 'Cuz I get it, it's more about black pride

  • than African pride, but I do identify as African 'cuz I am.

  • - So my next question is do you identify as Arab?

  • - We're Arabs and African.

  • - Okay, I think I have a country in mind.

  • Your country is Tunisia.

  • - Yeah.

  • Yeah. - Okay.

  • - High five. - Yes.

  • I was like "It's that region right there, somewhere."

  • - [Interviewer] Between the two of you who's more African?

  • - 100%. - Yeah.

  • - The only African thing about us is our geography, kind of.

  • - Yeah.

  • Awesome, so great to meet you.

  • - Yeah, you too.

  • - Hi. - Hello.

  • - What's your name?

  • - Jaimie. - Jaimie.

  • - Nice to meet you.

  • - Nice to meet you.

  • Am I saying it right, Jaimie?

  • - Yeah, Jaimie, yup. - Pretty name.

  • So, within your country, what would you say

  • is one thing that it's known for?

  • - Earthquakes.

  • - Oh my god.

  • Do you know anything about Kpop?

  • - Yeah.

  • - I think I got the country.

  • Are you from Japan?

  • - Yes.

  • Oh my god.

  • - I knew it.

  • - Do I look like someone who would be from Japan?

  • - The thing is, it wasn't the first thing

  • that came to my mind.

  • - Why was that?

  • I don't usually get that. - I don't know.

  • - I never get that.

  • My dad's black.

  • - I was about to say that, 'cuz I looked at you

  • and I was like "She really remind me of a black person."

  • Like your personality.

  • - That was great. - I'm hoping to get everyone.

  • - Yeah, no-- - Let's see

  • if I can get everyone.

  • - I wish you the best of luck. - Thank you, thank you.

  • - So, are both your parents from the same country?

  • - Yes.

  • - Was the place you're from ever colonized?

  • - We don't call it colonized, we call it occupied,

  • so it has been occupied a few times.

  • - And who was it occupied by, the British?

  • - No, there were the Spaniards, the Germans, the Japanese.

  • - Oh.

  • - Yeah, so it's had a couple of waves.

  • - Was your country ever a communist country?

  • - No.

  • - No, okay.

  • What would people most confuse you with?

  • - I mean they think I'm whatever restaurant I'm in,

  • they think I'm that.

  • People from back home don't really look like me, so.

  • - Oh, interesting. - Yes, I'm a little different.

  • - Are you from the Philippines?

  • - No, I'm from Saipan.

  • - Oh my god, that makes sense. - A little place, yeah.

  • - Okay, that makes absolute sense, okay.

  • - A tiny little island out in the Pacific.

  • - Do you go there often?

  • - I try to get back every couple years.

  • - Okay, thank you, thank you.

  • Very great to meet ya.

  • Okay, so right off the bat,

  • I think you're from a large country.

  • - A large country? - Yes.

  • - How large?

  • - One of the largest in the world.

  • - Are you referring to China? - I am referring to China.

  • - What makes you think Chinese about me.

  • - Your face is more round,

  • so I thought that would be the place.

  • I'm gonna guess China.

  • - You're wrong.

  • - Which country?

  • - Nepal.

  • - Oh my god, I'm so ashamed.

  • I'm so sorry to all my Nepalese friends out there.

  • - When people see me, they think South or they think

  • East Asian, but I'm brown.

  • - You are, yeah.

  • - So I have friends that look super Indian,

  • friends that look super East Asian,

  • but they're all Nepalese, so I relate to both.

  • - I like that a lot, wow.

  • I did not guess that. - I'm so glad.

  • - Oh my god, I was hoping I'd get it right.

  • - [Interviewer] Alright, we're going to switch out.

  • - All right.

  • - Nice meeting you. - Nice to meet you too.

  • I don't know if I'll get you right.

  • - I think you gonna get me, but we gonna see.

  • - You think so?

  • - We gonna see.

  • - Okay, he said we gonna see. - I got faith in you, okay.

  • - Everything about his personality so far

  • says West Africa, I know.

  • I know my West Africans, I know you all.

  • So, my friend, are you from West Africa.

  • - Listen mami.

  • - Hey, I know exactly where.

  • Are you from Nigeria?

  • - Mmmmmmm.

  • - Igue?

  • - Mmmmmmm.

  • - Does anybody have a map?

  • (all laughing)

  • - Anybody, c'mon please.

  • - Oh you gonna point it on the map,

  • that's your last chance. - Uh uh, yes.

  • - This is your last chance.

  • - If I don't get this one. - I'm not going to

  • give it to you.

  • - So there's Senegal, there's Ghana.

  • Ivory.

  • - Ah, let's go! - He's from the Ivory!

  • He's Ivorian. - Let's go!

  • - Hey! - My sister, she got it.

  • (both singing)

  • Let's go. - I got it!

  • Thank you for the map, what would I do without you all?

  • (both laughing)

  • Good to meet you. - My sister, good to meet you.

  • Thank you very much. - Yes, I'll probably

  • see you around Seattle.

  • Nice to meet ya.

  • - Nice meeting you, yes.

  • - C'mon up.

  • So, I notice you have a little pop to your step.

  • Do you dance at all?

  • - I do.

  • - What's your favorite dance?

  • - I like Salsa, I like Tango.

  • - I have an idea

  • of the country already. - You have an idea.

  • Is it in Latin America?

  • - Yes.

  • - Is your country one of the biggest?

  • - It's a big size.

  • - I got this, okay.

  • Chile?

  • - Close.

  • Argentina.

  • - How could I?

  • Thank you, thank you.

  • Nice to meet you.

  • What was your name? - Dianna.

  • - Dianna, nice to meet you.

  • I'm Fatuma. - Nice to meet you.

  • - So I already have questions. - Okay, go for it. Go for it.

  • - You already have questions. - I already have questions.

  • For one, it starts with your tattoo.

  • Where you're from, is it common

  • for people to get tattoos? - No.

  • - Okay, why did you get yours?

  • - I worked at sea for a long time.

  • So that's a compass and an anchor.

  • - You have an accent!

  • He has an-- - I have an accent?

  • - You do have an accent.

  • Are you from South America?

  • - South America, no.

  • - Let me listen to your accent, okay.

  • Tell me about your background, how did you grow up?

  • - I'm the youngest of eight kids.

  • I had an amazing childhood.

  • - Okay, oh my god your accent.

  • Jehova, this is the hardest one.

  • - [Interviewer] Aright, you can tell her.

  • - Tell me!

  • - South Africa.

  • Come on!

  • Not even--

  • - I should know!

  • - Of course you should! - I should know!

  • - Of course you should, yeah.

  • - Oh, damn. - South Africa.

  • When you think of South Africa, what do you picture?

  • - Well the thing is, a lot of South Africans I've met

  • look a lot like you.

  • - Well there we go.

  • - It's interesting I didn't make the connection.

  • Wow, Africa.

  • I'm so mad that I got it wrong.