Category: Culture

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Bernard DayoMay 29, 2019

Here’s why people are still talking about this age-defying photo of Genevieve Nnaji and her Nollywood colleagues

Genevieve Nnaji’s belated celebrations for her 40th birthday last week would be remembered for one viral photo – a reunion ...

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Bernard DayoMay 28, 2019

Read Chimamanda Adichie’s elegantly moving tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina and cry with us

Frankly, I have been on the look out for Chimamanda Adichie‘s reaction to the passing away of late Kenyan author ...

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Bernard DayoMay 27, 2019

Aki and Pawpaw have been rejuvenated as memes on Twitter and we absolutely love it

Something I have noticed on Twitter lately: the re-entry of actors Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze into the online meme ...

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Bernard DayoMay 26, 2019

From Rema’s ‘Dumebi’ to the surprise drop of ‘Tradition’ by Runtown, here are the videos and trailers you might have missed during the week

Here are the biggest stories you may have missed in entertainment during the week and others that unraveled while you ...

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Op-Ed EditorMay 24, 2019

OluTimehin Adegbeye has emerged winner of the 2019 Gerald Kraak Prize and we are over the moon

We are excited that this year’s Gerlad Kraak Prize has gone to OluTimehin Adegbeye, for her nonfiction piece Mothers and ...

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Bernard DayoMay 24, 2019

Elnathan John drags Reno Omokri to hellfire and back over insensitive comments on late Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina

The unexpected death of Kenyan writer, LGBTQ activist and literary trailblazer Binyavanga Wainaina has given social media a lot to ...

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Bernard DayoMay 23, 2019

We are excited that Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel “Freshwater” is set to be adapted into a TV series

Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel Freshwater was one of the highly anticipated novels of 2018 and, as soon as it was ...

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EditorMay 23, 2019

Raliat Abe of House of Tara was just announced the Nigerian Employee of the Year

The TAMS Summit recently rebranded as the Nigerian Employee of the Year awards, and exists to celebrate the work, innovation ...

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Bernard DayoMay 22, 2019

Nnedi Okorafor wants us to destroy the ”light female, dark male” trope that has pervaded books and movies

The ”light female, dark male” trope is so entrenched in popular culture that it’s hard to ignore it. From cartoons ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 21, 2019

Daydream Esoterica is Victor Ehikhamenor’s homecoming and an homage to Lagos

If there is one principle that has consistently defined Victor Ehikhamenor’s art practice, it is the idea that the art ...

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Bernard DayoMay 20, 2019

Now that ‘Game of Thrones’ is over, here are three reasons you should read Marlon James’ African fantasy novel, ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

After eight long years and a six-episode season, Game of Thrones came to an end on Sunday night. Daenerys dies ...

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Bernard DayoMay 18, 2019

We love Folake Olowofoyeku in the trailer for ‘Bob Hearts Abishola,’ but good God what was that accent?

The trailer for the upcoming CBS comedy Bob Hearts Abishola was out on Thursday and, judging by the reactions from ...

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Bernard DayoMay 17, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o’s brilliant performances in ”Us” has received nominations for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Let me say one thing: Lupita Nyong’o‘s performance in Jordan Peele‘s horror movie Us was brilliant. And she should get ...

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Bernard DayoMay 16, 2019

How can we escape the stupidity of Okon’s videos justifying rape? Don’t watch them

Before now, no one knew Imeh Bishop aka Okon existed until he recently posted an incendiary video on his Instagram: ...

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Bernard DayoMay 14, 2019

We prayed and Asa answered with a song – ‘The Beginning’ is here and we are saved

After years of drought, Asa has finally given us new music. Teasing her new material on Twitter last week was ...

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Bernard DayoMay 12, 2019

Entertainment roundup: New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ trailer to be featured as ‘Endgame’ post-credits scene; Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome baby number four | Other stories

Here are the biggest stories you may have missed in entertainment during the week and others that unraveled while you ...

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Bernard DayoMay 10, 2019

Asa has teased new music and we feel pure and blessed already

If, like me, you are simply tired of the onslaught of noisy pop songs then you are in luck. Today, ...

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Bernard DayoMay 6, 2019

Harry Song granted an interview to BBC Pidgin about his depression and we absolutely love it

Last year September, Harry Song posted a disturbing message on his Instagram: he wanted his fans not to cry for ...

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Bernard DayoMay 6, 2019

The fourth season of ‘Big Brother Naija’ is set to premiere this June

Since the previous season of Big Brother Naija show tagged Double Wahala ended in 2018, fans have been anticipating the ...

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Bernard DayoMay 5, 2019

Entertainment roundup: Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin, signs new record deal with Universal Music Group; ‘Game of Thrones’ director casts Nigerian actor Shobowale Bamgbose in Warner Bros film | Other stories

Here are the biggest stories you may have missed in entertainment during the week and others that unraveled while you ...

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Bernard DayoMay 3, 2019

Tonto Dikeh is playing with the idea of writing a tell-all book titled ‘Surviving Churchill’

Tonto Dikeh‘s buzzy, tell-all interview is still reverberating through social media, wherein she countered claims made by her ex-husband Churchill ...

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Alexander OnukwueMay 3, 2019

The wife of Malawi’s vice president rapping to campaign for her husband is all what you need to see today

On May 21, Malawians will head to the polls to vote in the general elections. As such, Mary Nkhamanyachi Chilima, ...

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Alexander OnukwueMay 2, 2019

The 2019 GTBank Food and Drink Festival was a blast – observations from a foodie

I have never attended the GTBank Food and Drink Festival, and maybe because I have always seen the event as ...

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Bernard DayoApril 29, 2019

Diana Evans and Oyinkan Braithwaite are the only Nigerian authors whose books have been shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

This year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced Sunday evening, and out of six books My Sister, the Serial ...

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Bernard DayoApril 29, 2019

Seun Kuti says Africans didn’t know about subjugating women until colonisation came and wow, this incredible ignorance

When it comes to personal politics, I have never held Nigerian celebrities to any standard. They are, after all, humans. ...

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EditorApril 29, 2019

Layo Bright and Ajibola are spotlighting labour rights with ‘Maid In Nigeria’

We are all too familiar with domestic labour in Nigeria; the women, men, and sometimes young girls and boys that ...

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Bernard DayoApril 28, 2019

Entertainment roundup: Idris Elba weds Sabrina Dhowre in beautiful Moroccan wedding; ‘Avengers: Endgame’ breaks global box office record | Other stories

Here are the biggest stories you may have missed in entertainment during the week and others that unraveled while you ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Hey, look, Daenerys as a Nigerian mother is the best meme from #GOT’s second episode

While the buzz around the final return of Game of Thrones may have slightly dissipated, the second episode was sweet ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Good riddance! Nnedi Okorafor unfriended a man on Facebook who had sexist views about women

I follow Nnedi Okorafor on Twitter, and one thing that I have noticed about her online personality is that she ...

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Bernard DayoApril 23, 2019

Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright dazzled at the world premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and now we can’t wait to see the movie

With less than seventy-two hours to the release one of the year’s robustly anticipated movie, Avengers: Endgame, cast members were ...

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