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11 Jul
It is the content of his music that made many fall in love with him. But it’s his swagger, the full essence that is the African superstar and recent Grammy winner, Burna Boy that made us stay. Gyrating on stage to the sound of his Afrobeats music, in his chunky boots and unbuttoned shirts, hanging…
31 Jan
Before the lockdown started in Lagos, Tobi Kukoyi - who identifies herself as a “beauty and sex therapist” and founded Mydsiac in 2018, selling Kayan Mata to women - used to have at least 50 one-on-one enquiries with clients on a slow business day. But when the coronavirus forced the world to shelter in place,…
13 Dec 2020
Though it has been months since the government cutback regulations put in place to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Lagos is still reeling from the harsh effects of the days when being outside was a luxury. In December last year, Christmas hit songs had taken over airwaves and it was aptly tagged “Detty…
1 Aug 2020
The pandemic descended on Nigerians in doses, in a subtle gossipy procession, from whispers to murmurs, to mothers firing back and forth, both fake and true WhatsApp broadcasts about a deadly virus from China that could kill people who didn’t wear facemasks, to full-blown reports on the news. Sitting at home, having all this time…
6 Apr 2020
Abdul Rasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz went live on Instagram on the streets of Amen Estate, a gated community on what is called “the Island” in Lagos on Sunday morning after backlash from social media about a birthday party he had in his home. He spoke about the big homes in the estate,…
Sango dancers welcoming President Buhari
17 Feb 2019
Dance is one of many human ways of expressing art. But it can be more than just art. Sometimes it is very cultural and has spiritual significance embedded in its moves. In Africa, dance is one of many ways of worship, performed as offerings to the gods of the land. But over time, these things…
1 Jan 2019
When seasons greeting dies down and the red that has taken over the streets takes a stroll down memory lane only to return in another 12 months, “Happy New Year” is what the world will chant for the next, let’s say 30 days (at least). And as we chant our “Happy New Year” and accept…
16 Dec 2018
When themed movie premieres crept into the Nigerian movie industry a few years ago, it was a full-on love-at-first-sight tale between film enthusiasts and the premieres. Premiers which became more popular last year is fast becoming an expectation. That is why when the trailer of a movie is released almost everyone wants to know, 'What…
28 Nov 2018
Like many cultures in Nigeria, marriage is an integral part of the Ujewen, one of the clans of the Urhobo kingdom, traditional practice. It is one of the final rites of passage and acceptance as a member of the community, particularly for women. When the young girls of the community are considered “ripe for marriage”…
14 Oct 2018
We’ve heard about it in hush tones, on the corners of the streets, with the periphery of our ears. It has been in many a conversation reserved for the home, in this century of human rediscovery. However, no one seems to have the facts. Many have denied it. Women do not marry women in my…
29 Aug 2018
It has come to the point when a vast majority can agree with the saying, "the future is tech" as Nigerian women have bought into it. Only some fifteen years ago, the topic of many secondary school debates had been “Is Technology a Blessing or a Curse?” Perhaps those discussions have yielded good fruits as…
29 Aug 2018
In many ways, Kaiama is distinctly nuanced from other parts of riverine Nigeria. A little town in the suburban Bayelsa, it houses the NYSC camp of the state. The town, which sits in the heart of a rainforest, is different from other south-southern riverine Ijaw towns. Kaiama, unlike Brass, Bakana, Abisa and other Ijaw adjustments,…

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