A quirky immigrant family, struggling to maintain their Tanzanian heritage, while living in a chaotic suburban city.
Fake conspiracies, Trap music, and
When Hashim and Zainat immigrated from Tanzania to a small city named Hopeland in Massachusetts, their goal was to build an infrastructure for their future kids. They didn’t expect that their “future kids”, Amina, Rajab, and Zulfiqar would have their own interests.
Fake conspiracies, Trap Music, and Halal Gyros. Hashim and Zainat Matumbila try to implement they're Tanzanian cultural upbringing to Amina, Rajab, and Zulfiqar Matumbila, however everyone is trying to balance their Tanzanian roots, on American soil.
As a father, Hashim parents his children in a Tanzanian cultural way, but he becomes irritated when his kids don’t understand his motives. And as a husband, he listens to Zainat, but easily gets tricked into doing tasks she wants them to do together that he originally opposed. Hashim also has a strong admiration for fish.
Amina, aged 16, is the voice of reasoning for her siblings. However, she sometimes over-exaggerates her theories which makes Rajab and Zulfiqar confused at times. Including Hashim and Zainat as well. She is a junior at Shortgreens High School and works at ABC Halal Fried Chicken.
Rajab, aged 14, enjoys being with a group of friends, but he has a good moral structure that doesn’t make him jump off the cliff. Rajab enjoys picking on Amina and Zulfiqar, but the joke always goes back on him. He is a freshman at Shortgreens High School. Rajab has a deep fan connection with low-level famous Trap artist, Lil Lil Young Young.
Zulfiqar, aged 11, is a sixth grader at Glenwood Middle School in Shortgreens. He is the only black boy in his grade, so he feels like an African Delegate anytime Africa is mentioned in class. He keeps an optimistic attitude and is wise for his young age.
As a mother, Zainat has high values for her children. Her marriage with Hashim is strong, but she takes things too personal when somebody goes against what she expects from them. Zainat’s compassion sometimes can be turned against her, particularly from free-loading extended family members.
Episode 1While The Matumbila's are starting to have dinner, Zulfiqar tells his family about the strange experiences he dealt with in school earlier the day, as he prepares to do a project about Tanzania (his family's home country).
Episode 2As Zulfiqar goes back to school, he encounters the repercussions for not telling his teacher, (Mrs. McCrust), that he doesn't eat pepperoni pizza.
Episode 3Zainat decides to invite her friends from the Tanzanian community, (The Pintu's) over for dinner. However, as one of the kids from The Pintu's creates a ruckus, Hashim has his own way of discipline.
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