Nigerian Academy of Letters is foremost Nigeria’s Academy of intellectuals at home and outside the shores of our country.
When popular broadcaster Tracy ‘Suo’ Chapele finished her English and Literature degree programme at the University of Benin, she was not aware her career in broadcasting would be kick-started by her ability to speak the Nigerian Pidgin effortlessly. Chapele grew up speaking the Nigerian Pidgin. The language is widely spoken in Warri where she was…
26 Nov 2021
The article, “Okpe People are Okpe People, Prof Natufe insists,” by Prof. Tony Afejuku which appeared on the opinion page of The Guardian newspaper of September 10, 2021, came as a very interesting read.
25 Jul 2021
Rowland Abiodun is John C. Newton Professor of Art, the History of Art, and Black Studies at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
31 Jan 2021
Living in a country that has 500 and a world with over 7000 plus languages, the language barrier can pose a huge problem. Technology has been applied to help us understand ourselves better but it isn't quite there yet. Have you ever thought of actually putting pen to paper and learning these languages, a herculean…
19 Mar 2020
Ronke, who is an only girl, was just 17 years old when she witnessed the first physical fight between her parents. The fights continued for several months and finally led to her parents getting a divorce.
29 Dec 2019
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has suddenly become born again. Perhaps, he was, which culture purists did not take note of.
11 Apr 2019
It is not meant for women So when are you getting married? Don’t you know you are a woman? Let boys be boys I have your type at home! Act like a lady Conversations around women’s rights in Nigerian has been on the rise. Movements reclaiming women’s ownership of their own bodies like the #YabaMarketMarch…
30 Mar 2019
A gadget is a small mechanical or electronic device or tool. They are popular among children just as it is with adults, and we can’t keep these away from children as this comes with their generation, but then what we should deal with is the obsession that may arise with it. Parenting blogger and enthusiast,…
6 Mar 2019
Sterling Bank Plc, has become a participatory member of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact - the world’s largest sustainability initiative with more than 9,000 businesses and non- business participants in 135 countries. The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development and good corporate citizenship, a set of values based on universally accepted principles, a network of companies…
16 Feb 2019
I stumbled on this recently, and I find most of the points made therein worthy of re-mention here. According to the article, “manners (like language) do evolve.’’ Read some of the points made… . Do not correct people or make a face if their grammatical usage doesn’t meet up to your “prim” expectation. For example,…
17 Aug 2018
Whenever you travel to a foreign place, it is helpful knowing a bit of the local language. You may not know how to pronounce the words accurately, but it shows you care and it will help you get around and mix with the locals easily. To learn a language, you do not have to leave…