Category: Culture

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Ado AminuNovember 5, 2021

In worship of the Mother Goddess; Yemoja Festival 2021

Yemoja is the Yoruba Orisha or Goddess of the living Ocean, considered the Mother of All. She is the source ...

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Ado AminuOctober 6, 2021

Paternity leave is a new reality in Nigeria | Here are the benefits if done right

After years of clamour by advocates for Nigeria to avail new fathers of paid paternity leave, it appears some headway ...

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Ado AminuOctober 5, 2021

#ADHDAwarenessMonth | What you need to know

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening around the world, yet for one of the ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 27, 2021

Religious conversion is all fun and games unless you are a woman

For a majority of religious people, life’s ultimate goal is the reward they are promised in an afterlife. Heaven, Paradise, ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 23, 2021

Down The Memory Lane: A journey of acceptance

I The first time I thought queer lives matter, I am standing at the boarding students’ dining hall with some ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 23, 2021

#BisexualPrideDay: The dummies guide to understanding that biphobia is not human

In a country where pride in anything outside of the straight and narrow is heavily frowned upon, and bisexuality is ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 10, 2021

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Attempted suicide is still a crime in Nigeria when our hope lies in its decriminalisation

‘Suicide is not an option.’ Reads a very colourful sign at the entrances of a Non-Governmental Organisation in Kaduna, whose ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 1, 2021

Surprise! Nigerian teenagers are actual human beings with feelings

In a perfect world, the realisation – for that’s what it, not a discovery – that teenagers grapple with a ...

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Ado AminuAugust 27, 2021

Nigeria’s prevalence of violence can be linked to child beating. Here’s why

The culture in Nigeria with respect to corporal punishment – which is so commonplace you find it at home, in ...

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Ado AminuAugust 25, 2021

This is how Churches and Mosques come in to change the narrative on mental illness stigma

There is a trend lately of Nigerians discussing mental health and lamenting the stigma attached to it – arguably due ...

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Ado AminuAugust 25, 2021

African Spirituality winning over every other belief is the main appeal of ‘My Village People’

For most entertainment consumers – we know only of our Nigerian reality understandably, waking up to the news of a ...

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Ado AminuAugust 24, 2021

“There are levels to intimacy” | A sex worker’s love story

There are two extremes of conversation that most discussions about sex work or prostitution (if you prefer that street term ...

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Ado AminuAugust 23, 2021

Paternity leave is the next big thing | Here’s why it may not work with Nigerian men

The number of ways that enforced gender roles manifest in our everyday life – from the home to school, to ...

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Ado AminuAugust 23, 2021

How to spot sexual grooming and protect children from sexual predators

The idea of sexual grooming – which is often a lead-up to sexual abuse – can sound a bit complicated ...

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Ado AminuAugust 21, 2021

Who is looking out for LGBT+ children in the conversation about sexual violence?

There are a number of ways the crime of sexual violence can begin unfolding in one’s life. It is not ...

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Ado AminuAugust 20, 2021

The likely reason for the rampant paedophilia in Nigeria unfolds in Twitter conversation about the age of consent

The flimsy endurance of the Twitter trend cycle of 24 – at most 48 – hours has only on extremely ...

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Ado AminuAugust 18, 2021

“A hydra-headed problem calls for a hydra-headed solution” | Northern educator reveals solution to problem of education deprivation

Hardly any problem exists in this world for which one can say with unassailable certainty, “If you do this one ...

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Ado AminuAugust 17, 2021

The anatomy of self-loathing: Understanding homophobia and internalised homophobia

Ask around about homophobia, “What does it mean and how does it best manifest?” If you chance upon a cis-heterosexual ...

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Ado AminuAugust 13, 2021

Kawajo: The immortal transwoman who changed Kano forever

It isn’t so bizarre – because the flow of energy goes whatever way it just does – that someone will ...

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Ado AminuAugust 12, 2021

The French meddle: How the action of the French ambassador to Ghana encourages homophobic violence against LGBT+ Ghanaians

The ongoing spectacle of intolerance in the small West African country of Ghana is no longer news. Unless you are ...

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Michael IsaacJanuary 22, 2021

How Beauty Boy, Eni Adeoluwa is redefining masculinity

The beauty industry in Nigeria is one that has thrived with females mostly being at the centre of it all. ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 30, 2019

British-Nigerian actress Deborah Ayorinde to star in upcoming Amazon Studios horror series ”Them”

British-Nigerian actress Deborah Ayorinde is set to star in the upcoming anthology horror series Them: Covenant, the latest offering from ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2019

Check out the new movie poster for dramatic thriller ”Elevator Baby” starring Toyin Abraham and Timini Egbuson

Niyi Akinmolyayan is having a busy 2019. Already, the filmmaker has three upcoming projects including the animated movie Malika: Warrior ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 28, 2019

#BBNaija: Gedoni doesn’t love Khafi and it’s time for her to wake up and play this game

Although the fourth season of Big Brother Naija doesn’t have the pairing system that defined last season, the housemates have ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 28, 2019

Theatre Review: Forget Game of Thrones, Jagagba is the real deal

The winning play of the second edition of the Bikiya Graham-Douglas run Beeta Universal Arts Foundation playwright competition was staged ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 27, 2019

Three Nigerian authors make 2019 Booker Prize longlist, Buhari sends ministerial nominees to Senate, Air Peace aircraft crash lands at Lagos airport – Here’s everything that happened this week

Here are the stories that drove conversation this week: 12 reportedly killed in Shiites protest as IGP Adamu meets Buhari ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2019

Check out the books Asa is currently reading before her album drops

While we wait for Asa to release her much-anticipated album, for which we have already been blessed with two singles ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 25, 2019

Three Nigerian authors Oyinkan Braithwaite, Bernardine Evaristo and Chigozie Obioma make 2019 Booker Prize longlist

Congratulations are in order to Oyinkan Braithwaite, Chigozie Obioma, and Bernardine Evaristo, three Nigerian authors who have made it to ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 24, 2019

#MTVShugaNaija is back with a new cast and here’s what we know

After an electric season of MTV Shuga: Down South, the show is back to Nigeria for season 4 and a ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 24, 2019

The trailer for animated movie ”Malika: Warrior Queen” is here and Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington as Malika is unstoppable!

The internet is abuzz with the trailer for hotly anticipated animated movie Malika: Warrior Queen, an adaptation of the graphic ...

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