LAGOS, NIGERIA – On November 13th, award-winning journalist Eromo Egbejule’s directorial debut Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended premieres at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos. The documentary film is the previously untold and emotionally gripping story of another community in the oil-rich Niger Delta whose gift became a curse. Twenty-one years ago, a massive leak […]
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“I never get light for two days. Na wetin concern me concern global warming?” – The Average Nigerian With all of the problems in your life as a young Nigerian, you might believe that the climate emergency is a first world issue. But of your current challenges — Buhari’s ministerial list, un(der)employment, your laziness as […]
I became a Big Brother Naija fan in 2017, avidly following the show and live tweeting my hot takes on all the drama. It was even more interesting to me because a lover and I were watching it as a sort of shared activity, something we could always discuss and watch “together” even when we […]
While Nigeria toiled at the African Cup of Nations in Cairo, another team of footballers strove to do their country proud in the world’s football mecca. AK Marvelous, the Nigerian team was minutes away from possible elimination. Under Sao Paulo’s glowering sun and in just under 20 minutes they had played two games. Their first […]
On April 1, 2018, my phone rang. The lit screen read ‘Dad’, but my father had died in February. “What horrible thing had I done that my dead father was calling me from the grave?” I answered and steeled myself for what was to come. After the longest three seconds of my life, my sister’s […]
I’ve always been drawn to museums. I find myself going to the most prominent museums within the New York and Newark area at every opportunity I get. I’m not sure why, but it probably has something to do with the fact that that museums are often regarded as the epicenter of culture and for your […]
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