Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 21, 2018

Mark your calendars people, Ebony Life just announced the premiere date for ‘Chief Daddy’

Following the recent release of the first teaser of the movie, Chief Daddy, EbonyLife Films has announced the date of ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 19, 2018

‘I Be Man’ is challenging stereotypes around masculinity in our own schools

From our social media timeline as the alter Ego Cleopatra to our very daring madam Gold, Actor , Online comedian ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 14, 2018

Nkem Owoh & Patience Ozokwor continue their comeback in Ebony Life’s ‘Chief Daddy’

Contrary to popular convention, their Golden age of  Nollywood (circa 1999 – 2012) never really faded into obscurity. Long before ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 11, 2018

Tanzania is waging war on ‘slay queens’ by banning artificial nails and eyelashes in its parliament

Africa really is a country, especially when matters of female autonomy and the policing of women’s bodies is involved. Across ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 10, 2018

Teebillz’s endless obsession with Tiwa Savage is peak male entitlement

For most of 2018, the rumour mill has spun non-stop around the relationship between singer Tiwa Savage and Wizkid. This ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2018

Ghana has ‘convinced’ 400 gay and lesbian people to join a gay conversion camp

It seems Nigeria’s obsession with controlling the lives of LGBT people is finally spreading to its neighbours. This is something ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 3, 2018

Editors Note: Lagos is dredging its way to megacity status, but who is paying the price?

You see them every day, as you cross between mainland and island or even travel out to the outskirts of ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 24, 2018

If the fight for LGBT rights will progress in Nigeria, then we will need allies like Charly Boy

With the exception of Bobrisky, do you know any open LGBT persons? This seems a question that comes up fairly ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 18, 2018

You really should attend the Joy Inc. Masterclass on dealing with depression

As a largely young population, Nigeria is experiencing a mental illness epidemic. There are many reasons for this epidemic and ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 29, 2018

#YNaijaSays: How difficult can it be for the presidency to take decisive action that solves our institutional problems

June has been an especially disheartening month for Nigerians. Tragedy after tragedy has fallen on innocent Nigerians simply looking to ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 16, 2018

Kah-Lo is redefining what it means to be a party girl in 2018

If you were hip to pop music in the early 2000’s then you know that that decade saw the rise ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 12, 2018

#MakeChangeGreatAgain is another opportunity for Buhari’s government to do some needed introspection

This is one of the busiest June 12 celebrations we have had in Nigeria’s history. Actually, this is the very ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 6, 2018

It’s nearly 25 years late, but M.K.O. Abiola finally finds his place in Nigeria’s history

As a child, one of the most important political events in my life was the June 1993 elections for several ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 1, 2018

Benue state banning same sex marriage is the biggest joke of 2018

Benue state has been in the news since January 1st 2018, for all the wrong reasons. A series of violent ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 29, 2018

Yemi Adamolekun wants to know what it takes to foster a transparent government

On this National Democracy day, three days from the 2018 Nigerian Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders organized by The ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 29, 2018

Wizkid might not play well with others, but he does bad all by himself

There’s been a long struggle for the title of the Nigerian music industry’s enfant terrible. It used to be an ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 26, 2018

We know Falz means well but ‘This is Nigeria’ ends up tribalist and poorly executed

If you were really good at stretching the argument, you could probably convince a room of people that Falz is ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 26, 2018

Lagos meets Johannesburg in the unlikeliest of collaborations

There is no doubting that Lagos can inspire absolutely anyone. This is the reason why we have so many dreamers ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 24, 2018

WavyTheCreator’s ambitious ‘Shaku Shaku’ is hamstrung by pandering to mainstream audiences

We’ve all lauded WavyTheCreator as the next big thing in Nigerian music, blazing her path through the industry and making ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 18, 2018

Toni Kan’s The Carnivorous City makes CrimeReads’ best new crime novels list

Barely 24 hours after The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan made its American debut on May 15, the prestigious CrimeReads magazine has ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 16, 2018

Aisha Yesufu & Ayisha Osori on the same panel is the best news we’ve heard all day

In a democracy, the citizens are the popular sovereign and one of the ways they engage the system is by ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 15, 2018

To solve a problem like Nigeria you need an Andela

“Is anyone comfortable enough to articulate what they know Andela to be?” This is the first question Mohini Ufeli, Communications ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 9, 2018

Still looking for Cynthia Morgan? Here’s what she’s been up to

There’s been so much talk about Cynthia Morgan in the last month. After going underground regin early 2018, tweets started ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 9, 2018

How do you mix Nu-soul and Afro Pop, Deena Ade finds out on ‘Melo’

I’d forgive you if you’ve never heard of Deena Ade. The nu soul chanteuse has been pretty low key as ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 7, 2018

Ebiye is a reminder that you cannot expect real change from our celebrities

The Headies was quite the event, complete with celebrity meltdowns, shady moments, no-show A-listers and of course, category upsets. We’ve ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 2, 2018

J.Cole came to Nigeria and showed us all M.I was right all along

When rapper M.I Abaga released the first single off what was supposed to become his return project ‘You rappers should ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 19, 2018

Wizkid is running out of chances to redeem himself internationally

Wizkid, the golden boy of Nigerian music has proven quite the disappointment when it comes to getting his act together. ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 18, 2018

Preye Itams and Davina Oriakhi make a power duo on ‘Vanity’

What is better than one powerhouse vocalist with a conscious message? Two of them doing a duet. This is the ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 16, 2018

Senegal has cracked the code for sex work, when will the rest of Africa?

You might not have heard about this, but Senegal has quietly led advancements in West Africa through its partnerships with ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 13, 2018

We are predicting every single win at the 2018 Headies

After a number of delays and missteps, we are finally in the last stretch before the 2018 Headies. The Headies ...

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