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Netflix Wants to Be In ‘Naija’s Mind’, Despite Counting Pennies

Netfix does not want to ignore the Nigerian scene, despite the abysmally low subscription figure in the country. The global movie/TV streaming service is making far more money in South Africa than in Nigeria, but it has come to shoot a TV series in the country, just months after concluding a similar shoot at the […]

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Manuel Tackles Rumbling Between the Sheets In ALHAJI

Every Sunday in March 2020 at TerraKulture Arena In his debut outing as director of his own play, the Nigerian actor Bimbo Manuel is foraging for something between the sheets. ALHAJI, the third play he has written but the first he would stage, tackles erectile dysfunction, a subject he places squarely in a polygamous home. […]

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Victor Ọláìyá: Attuned to His Times, and Beyond, Perhaps

          The elderly man dressed in a flashy, open-necked shirt speaks slowly, with a perceptible effort of breath. He is telling of a time of wondrous memories, so smiles aren’t far from his face. The camera is patient, thankfully, and the microphone is free of static. To someone who has made […]

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No, We Can’t All Be Feminists-Mabel Segun at 90

By Toyin Akinosho “Do you still write?” The silver haired matriarch turns and shoots a questioning glance at the direction from which the question came. “If I am not writing what would I be doing?” “Indeed”, Mabel Segun continues, her eyes scanning the arc of her sitting room, this late Tuesday afternoon. “I have been […]

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Murder and White Privilege on a Family Holiday in the Caribbean

In 1995, on a nameless Caribbean island, an American family is on holiday. The Thomases are no better or worse than any of the other upper-middle-class white tourists who are also vacationing in sultry Indigo Bay, with its “everywhere weeping pink blooms and … brazen teal water.” But the night before….Click here to read full […]

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HerStory -Oyinkan Abayomi’s Nigerian Women’s Political Party

By Omotayo Agunbiade So Mrs. Oyinkan Abayomi MBE, daughter of Sir Kitoyi Ajasa, had had enough. She was raised and schooled to be independent-minded and belonged to the category of women referred to in that era as “western-educated.”   But the colonial government was having none of the likes of Abayomi, and what more, the electoral […]

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Rekindling History

          A Review of Tunde Leye’s ‘Afonja the Rise’ Our social construct, civilization, and individual identities are rooted in stories. Stories shape our cultures and belief systems. It is within these constructs that we develop a superior cosmopolitan ideology for generations who may be fixated and question their identity. Perhaps, Tunde […]

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How Do Visual Artists Make Money?

How Do Visual Artists Make Money? The Ben Enwonwu Foundation is tackling a fundamental issue in visual art practice; funding the practitioner, outside the collector’s monopoly. It is the subject of the fifth edition of Point of View, the foundation’s widely regarded monthly seminar. The Nigerian art scene relies too heavily on the collector. ‘Funding […]

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NPL 2020-Calls for Nigeria’s Best Works of Prose Fiction

NPL 2020-Calls for Nigeria’s Best Works of Prose Fiction Entries have been invited for the 2020 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature The yearly literary prize is endowed by Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited to honour the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years. “All entries must be […]

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THE MARLIANS: THERE WILL BE CASUALTIES, BUT….

                      THE MARLIANS: THERE WILL BE CASUALTIES, BUT….           Parents are panicking. Mothers are secretly checking on their baby girls’ undies. Teachers are having sleepless nights trying to make the kids wear belts around their waists, again. The fad among a […]

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