Tag: Africa

Loading...

About Three weeks ago, I read Mona Elthahawy’s chilling book, – ‘Headscarves and Hymens’. It’s an expose of the status and realities of Arab women in their own homelands, chronicling how a mix of culture and religion has, for donkey years succeeded in firmly entrenching women as second class citizens. I’d recommend the book to…

Loading...

  Dead Body Refuses Burial As It Redirects Villagers To The House Of Its Killer https://t.co/50fRqPBAH3 via @heraldng pic.twitter.com/SbtO4n2lAG — Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) May 10, 2017   The Headlines Buhari to visit Nigeria soon President to take break from medical tripping to visit home country Who Diddit? See what black excellence Has been up to lately…

Loading...

I never really understood the hype surrounding Lagos. I knew it was a high class city but to be honest, I was okay living in the small town of Enugu. But then just last year, I had to move to Lagos to attend law school. My first thought as I stepped into the city was…..…

Loading...
Apr 27

The Witness

I stare at the men in uniform patrolling the living room, a sunken aura revolving around them. Alex’s body lay there lifeless, in an unattractive crimson pool. Her eyes staring into nothing and thoughts sauntering off the edge of the universe. There’s a bullet hole by the left side of her head and her body…

Loading...

A wise quote once said, You are not responsible for who you attract but you are responsible for who you entertain. It’s the eyes, they always get to me. I like to think they don’t. He had the softest unrelenting eyes that looked at me like I was the prettiest thing he had seen in…

Loading...

It’s not every day that an artiste weaned off from a music reality show like MTN Project Fame takes us by surprise. We are used to seeing most contestants, after departing from these platforms, make a few decent singles and then the noisy singles, in alignment with the industry’s go-commercial-or-go-home climate, release a hastily-produced album…

Loading...

The year is 2008 and I’m watching Skales perform for the first time at the Future Awards pre-awards conference in Lagos. The hall is disappointingly small, but Skales’ still-going, swagger-laced performance creates an illusion of space. He raps eloquently and confidently, an artiste sure of himself. Just fresh from winning the Zain Tru Search competition…

Loading...

Are Nigerians really who or what others say we are? All over the world, Nigerians are considered to be the most unscrupulous people any right thinking man is expected to do business with. We have been labeled thieves, scammers, practitioners of the dreaded advance fee fraud (419) and the rest. One of the questions I…

Loading...

Fola just had a baby after 5 years of waiting, she wants to do everything right and she has decided that she would practice exclusive breast feeding. From experienced people’s observation, the baby has oka (a pulsating ‘space’ in the head of a new born) and so they brewed herbs and made concoction for this…

Loading...

I tried loving all the men in my life. Father’s face was like the map of Nigeria, rugged and cracked with many distinctive contractions that reminded one of an earthquake. He always came back from work looking tired and had saggy eyes, he was the first to leave and was the last to come back…

Loading...

In this episode, Onome makes an interesting proposal to Charles. Jade’s business proposal gets turned down by a government official and Charles goes on a date with Shayo. MUSIC Atta Lenell Otigba – Rescue (http://www.attaotigba.com) Tomi Owo – Ile (https://soundcloud.com/tomiowo)

Loading...

How selfless can parents be? I have seen many Nigerian women hit the road before the crack of dawn, stuffed in jalopy vehicles travelling long distances, to purchase loads of goods for sale. Some parents have plied every trade you can think of. Despite the discomfort, hazards and risks, they do this to spare the…

Loading...

Charles, Kemi and Jade are at the hospital waiting for news on Promise and they bump into one of the ladies on Charles’ list. Charles gets another surprise at work when his boss asks him to join a meeting with Onome. MUSIC Atta Lenell Otigba – Rescue (http://www.attaotigba.com) Tommy Maverick – Riverbank (https://soundcloud.com/tommy_maverick) Gray Jones…