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The African Proverbs Project Edition #5

The African Proverbs Project Edition #5 See more here…

Queen Amina of Zazzau

Many little Nigerian girls have heard of the legendary Queen Amina of Zazzau. Growing up, she was one of my earliest examples of a strong, female woman, who refused to let society dictate what she became. People, whether gender activists …

1st October 2014

Emmanuel Ikubese is Mr. Nigeria 2014. He was true to his current title yesterday, as he celebrated Nigeria’s independence day on the 1st of October 2014 with a beautiful photo shoot showcasing the three major tribes in Nigeria. “No matter …

The Lost Libraries of Chinguetti

The thought of a ‘lost’ desert library seems like something out of a Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones story line. It’s fascinating. But such a library exists in the diminishing town of Chinguetti, Mauritania, West Africa. The town used to …

The Ngee Show

Webisodes have been gaining ground and popularity recently, and I’m loving how this new media segment in Nigeria is growing. The Ngee Show is my latest discovery. The hostess, Ngozi a.k.a Ngee, talks about so many varied social topics common …

Oya: Rise of the Orisha

May 2014 promises to be an amazing month for Hollywood. Lots of movies we’re looking forward to are being released! And we’re so glad that Africa isn’t far behind. We have high hopes for this movie, Oya: Rise of the …

Call to Action – Uniting a Continent

There has been a steadily growing realization that Western pop culture likes to think of Africa in only one way…as the dark continent. News about most African countries is sensational and tragic, focusing on starvation, war, and corruption. But what …

Tippi: My Book of Africa

Tippi: My Book of Africa is a pictorial diary of one little girl’s amazing childhood in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Her French parents traveled through Africa as wildlife documentary film makers and photographers, and they gave birth to …

The African Proverbs Project Edition #4

The African Proverbs Project Edition #4 See more here…

Kabu Kabu

I am yet to read Nnedi Okorafor’s collection of short stories, Kabu Kabu, but i’m looking forward to it. The reviews have been high and encouraging, and promise that the book will not disappoint. The stories themselves seem captivating. There …