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16 May
Our ancestors were captured from their motherland in their hundreds; plugged off from their ancestral roots, and shipped thousands of miles away in shackles and chains to foreign lands, where they were kept in harsh conditions and made to slave in the most inhumane conditions across the Europe and Caribbean continents. It would later become…
10 May
From our distinct way of dressing to our language and our spiritual belief, food is one neglected yummy aspect of life that forms part of one's cultural identity ruling out the most evident of them all; clothes and language as the only cultural identity. Like many other aspects of life, food is a deeply rooted…
2 May
Can you remember the smell of petrichor that permeates the air just before twirling and dancing under the rain? Enjoying the act and under the same breath chanting diligently “Rain rain go away…” But later being scolded by your parents for fear of getting sick? Even now as an adult when reminiscing, you look at…
26 Apr
Trading has its humble beginnings from the days of trade by batter which prompted the story of the cowrie shells: West Africa’s first official/unofficial currency. The value of the cowrie has since been preserved in the memory of many generations and money museums as a currency and fragment of the past, representing the journey of…
25 Apr
The women of the Ndebele are often the tradition carriers and the main developers of the world renowned wall art of their home. The Ndebele people are descendants of the Nguni tribe, one of the four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans (the others are the Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda). There are three main…
18 Apr
Traditional marriage is an African theatrical display of Romeo and Juliet. Only that, it is a jolly affair embedded with deep symbolic actions and symbolic gifts too. Going to make known ones intentions bearing gifts to the bride’s family is one, discussing the time the main event will take place is another inclusive of the…
4 Apr
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions - Grace M. Hopper Measuring is as old as man. People always have measured things; distance, length, weight. Measuring has become so easy that we don't even think of the act. This simple act has gone through an evolution. Finding a standard measurement was difficult for…
21 Mar
Imagine attending an event where the speakers are Francois Henri-Pinault, Christian Louboutin, Thierry Mugler, Thierry Henry, Olivier Giroud, and you are asked to introduce yourself in French. The average Nigerian French language proficiency is being able to say ‘Bonjour, Bonsoir, comment ça va? Je m’apelle.’ Expecting them to continue the conversation in French may leave…
14 Mar
There are four cardinal institutions in Onitsha culture charged with the progress, development and peace of the local community. One of these groups is the Òtù Ọdụ, which is the elite women’s socio-political and economic group that young Onitsha women often aspire to. Often referred to as Ndị Ọdụ, Iyom or Òtù Enyi, these women…
7 Mar
Music has often been described as food for the soul and I bet you would not put up a fight to that because many a song jolts people into nostalgia and other kinds of feelings. Not solely for the feeling but for the secrets these feelings hold. Music also means different things to different people…
21 Feb
Have you ever heard the saying that Yoruba people like pepper? Well if you live in Nigeria, you must have heard about or come in contact with this legendary love story. If you are too keen on spicy food, I hope you live to tell the story when you make the first contact. Over time,…
7 Feb
Like tiny blocks that form a building, oral history/traditions, chants and folklore form a large part of Yoruba heritage, creating a powerful impact on the bedrock of cultural appreciation and socio-economic status. The richness and exotic appeal that chants and orature bring into the aesthetics of Yoruba culture can’t be overemphasised. Over the years, innumerable…

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Digiclouts is an innovation in Digital PR which centers on growing an engaging online presence for brands using influencer marketing strategy campaigns. With social media being a major factor in building a successful business in this new age, Digiclouts intend to utilize the influencer’s large audience and significantly distribute it to their clients to boast…
1 hour ago
American actress Ruby Rose has shared that she was fired from The CW's Batwoman after being seriously injured on set.  The actress who starred as the title superhero character in the show's first season revealed this in a series of Instagram stories. She alleged that the role was recast last year after two herniated discs required her…
2 hours ago
Former United States President's has revealed plans for a new social media platform TRUTH Social. The former president's media company Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), merged with the Digital World Acquisition Corp. to become a publicly listed company with a potential valuation of up to $1.7 billion. Trump announced that TRUTH social would launch…
2 hours ago
Viewers of a local news television station in Washington State were left shocked after the station aired porn for about 13 seconds during a weather report on Sunday. KREM, a Spokane, Washington-based news station, accidentally broadcast the explicit clip during a weather report that aired at 6.30pm over the weekend. Meteorologist Michelle Boss reported that…
3 hours ago
Nicki Minaj scored a minor victory in the ongoing court case between her, her husband Kenneth Petty and his accuser Jennifer Hough. Rolling stone reports that a federal clerk for the Eastern District of New York had determined that Minaj had responded to Hough's lawsuit against her for harassment. As such, the court denied Hough's…

Music

16 Oct
When you blend silky vocals, soothing Afro-fusion melodies and stellar sound engineering, the record is likely to sound like ‘Follow You’, the just-released single from Nigeria’s acclaimed guitarist, Ifiok Effianga. On this record, Effianga, who is acclaimed as Fiokee, collaborates with Afro-RnB sensations, Gyakie and Chike, to create a mesmerizing love melody that is all…
16 Oct
During the long weeks of the Trophy Extra Special Band competition, many Nigerians witnessed the sonic mastery that the eclectic boy band dubbed, The BandHitz, dished out...
16 Oct
United Kingdom-based broadcaster and ardent promoter of Afrobeat in the diaspora, Olajide Adesope, has appealed to the United Kingdom government to collaborate with its Nigerian counterpart
15 Oct
For a laid-back, sultry soft-pop/RnB groove, Wisdom is your go-to guy anyday. With his just-released single dubbed, Inside You, the young singer proves his mastery behind the microphone, with the vibrant sensual record. “I just wanted to say it how it is, no sugar-coating, just pure emotion and sexual energy, ‘cause at the end of…
15 Oct
Simi has released a new single titled "Woman," which challenges unfair female stereotypes and highlights the strength of women. The record leans into the defiant ethos of Afrobeat to reclaim the narrative for women and turns Simi’s long-held socio-political beliefs on equality into a sonic thesis for women’s liberation. The new song comes following the…

Film

15 Oct
  Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a US$75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African…
15 Oct
It’s another weekend to binge-watch some of your favourite movies on Netflix. Need some time to relax after a stressful week? Nothing says comfort better than hot buttered popcorn and a foot soak while watching some of the latest movies in your loungewear. This weekend, create an at-home movie cinema experience without annoying audience members…
13 Oct
Netflix's Squid Game has become the biggest launch in the streaming service's history, with 111 million fans watching the show since its debut on September 17. The South Korean hit series has become quite the pop culture phenomenon upon launch, easily surpassing the 82 million accounts that watched Bridgerton in that show's first 28 days.…
11 Oct
The official trailer for Showmax's first comedy-drama series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021 is out. Ghana Jollof tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures. In the trailer,…
5 Oct
Streaming giant HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for its highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon.” Set 200 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones,” the pre-quel “House of the Dragon” tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance…