Blackness is an identity that black people all over the world sometimes struggle with. The irony, however, is that even though we all share this identity, we experience it differently because of the countries we live in. Spurred by the many different experiences she has lived through as a black person in Nigeria, the UK, […]
You have probably heard of Queen Amina, but you may not know her story as much as you know about Wonder Woman, Black Widow, or even Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty. And that’s a pity because Queen Amina was right there at the conference meeting when the guide for “Badass Female Hero” was written. […]
Nigerians be creating stuff.
The only thing better than a success story is a success story in the making. That’s the feeling I got when I spent some time with Team Neptune, made up of the nine Nigerian teenagers who won InterswitchSPAK’s inaugural “Innovation Challenge.” InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Innovation challenge is just one segment of InterswitchSPAK’s National Science competition, organised […]
They’re making an augmented reality art book exploring the hidden gems of African Myths and Legends.
The Nigerian-born filmmaker’s third collab with Thee Stallion.
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Nigerian entertainment is taking on entirely different forms from 90s evil stepmothers and ghosts wearing powder. One of such forms is digital art, most popularly in the form of animation, and we are so here for it. Ever since the Malika teaser video dropped, I have been fangirling at the amount of detail that went […]
Women always help women. Perhaps it was contained in the small print of the ten commandments, or as part of some sacred hadith, but it is essentially law at this point. From seemingly mundane situations like strangers helping to check if a sister is stained, or randomly hyping strangers in the girl’s bathroom to more […]
The fifth episode of #MORETHANINKANDLOCS features Jumoke Tychus. The brain behind the makeup brand, Eyesome Beauty spoke about the reason she decided to lock her hair and the reactions of Nigerians to her locs. Jumoke’s decision to lock her hair was due to the bad effect of relaxers on her hair while growing up. Jumoke […]
As the proud child of my mother, I would NEVER openly admit to being envious of another human being. Yes, I might secretly stalk their Instagram pages and have their profiles permanently positioned in my Twitter search bar, but you would never hear me confess envy out loud. Until today. Sowing the seed of coveteousness […]
Defending Nigeria from goals and diseases is all in a day’s work.
Done with the terrible rep tattoos and dreadlocks get in the Nigerian clime, #MorethanInkandlLocs is looking to change the narrative that usually comes with sporting either or both adornments. The project is created by Chidera Muoka and done in collaboration with Niyi Okeowo and Kayode Idowu . And it can’t be more timely. If you’re […]
Every so often, Nigeria’s social media space takes a break from being a festering cesspit, churning out a never-ending deluge of tired comedians in poorly executed drag. Or media platforms with recycled content and commenters racing to out-stupid the other. Yes, sometimes, you stumble on accounts that make you pleasantly surprised and incredibly grateful to […]
Fake drugs might soon be a thing of the past!
Instagram is changing the game!
Where are they now?
Meet Ojo Obaniyi, a 40-year old man from Ibadan, Nigeria. Ojo decided to customise his Volkswagen pick-up truck..using hand-woven raffia fibres. As a weaver with over 20 years experience, Ojo has created chairs, baskets, mats and other items, but decided to do something more unexpected. Ojo explained, “I wanted to prove a point that it […]
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