“I don’t review books for authors in Nigeria anymore because they don’t take criticism well. They also like to pay, and I don’t like getting paid so I don’t feel obligated to write a nice review.” – @creepyshelah
“As a storyteller, the best way to tell stories is to become a safe space for those stories. You have to work on building trust, but you also need to create boundaries so you don’t get overwhelmed in the process.”
For this week’s creator spotlight, Elizabeth Adedeji spoke to us about how she fell in love with crocheting and the work that goes into making a crochet wedding dress.
“People kept saying, ‘This sport is for boys. Na man thing you dey do.’ Like, guy, I just want to have fun.”
“I want to get to a point where all my doubts are eliminated because I know I’m great at this, but I’ve also invested the time and effort to be better. In the meantime, I like having a plan B to fall back on.” — @ayosdoodles
“Any time I finish a tattoo, I have the biggest smile on my face. Sometimes, I’m so jealous of the clients because I wish I had their tattoo on my body.”
“I got into mukbangs because I love food. Food for me is better than love. It’ll never break your heart.” @mityasfooddiary
“I bought a pencil cactus, and it gave me a sense of purpose. I went from not wanting to wake up each morning to caring for my plants and being happy to see them do well.”- @plantboyng
“I think of my music as healing. It’s me putting forward the darkest, most uncomfortable parts of my humanity. It helps me feel less alone, and that’s the basis of my spirituality.” – @TheLoliaba
For Creator Spotlight, we spoke to @eziijude about how she created her cosplays from scratch and how she caught the cosplay fever. Read it here.
“Baking is my life. I always knew I would do something pastry related, so ending up where I am now is something I expected. The bakery is where I love to work.”
“I’ve listened to my songs. It’s not like I’m getting heartbroken left and right out here. I’m just a talented songwriter, and an excellent writer as well.”
For Creator Spotlight, we spoke to Kannan the creative director of Vangei about heartbreak, his love for fabric, and his weird taste in shoes.
In 2019, @TheIgboWolf made his first Instagram skit but paused content creation for two years because he needed a better phone. Now, he’s become a social media trendsetter. Here’s the story behind his hits and his personal struggles with going viral.
Bridget Mudota, a Zimbabwe-based jeweller, is taking the road less travelled, even if that means leaving the corporate world and her MBA behind to follow her dream. An MBA is not needed to become a jeweller. But it may prove useful. When Bridget Mudota left her office job in 2019 to venture into jewellery design, […]
There are few things that compare to our beloved Jollof rice in this life, and one of them is being a digital artist. *Pauses to inhale the scent of artistry* Before you try to argue, go through the 5 reasons we’ve listed out below. займ безработным 1. More room for self-expression With digital art, there’s […]
For Creators Spotlight, we spoke to Bahati Imaan Beauvais, the name behind YungNollywood. She is a young Nigerian living in Toronto and Lagos, who is very passionate about the old and new Nollywood scene. With 51.9k followers on Instagram and 35.8k followers on Twitter, Imman has created content that has proven to be timeless and […]
Blackness is an identity that black people all over the world sometimes struggle with. The irony, however, is that even though we all share this identity, we experience it differently because of the countries we live in. Spurred by the many different experiences she has lived through as a black person in Nigeria, the UK, […]
You have probably heard of Queen Amina, but you may not know her story as much as you know about Wonder Woman, Black Widow, or even Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty. And that’s a pity because Queen Amina was right there at the conference meeting when the guide for “Badass Female Hero” was written. […]
Nigerians be creating stuff.
The only thing better than a success story is a success story in the making. That’s the feeling I got when I spent some time with Team Neptune, made up of the nine Nigerian teenagers who won InterswitchSPAK’s inaugural “Innovation Challenge.” InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Innovation challenge is just one segment of InterswitchSPAK’s National Science competition, organised […]
They’re making an augmented reality art book exploring the hidden gems of African Myths and Legends.
The Nigerian-born filmmaker’s third collab with Thee Stallion.
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Nigerian entertainment is taking on entirely different forms from 90s evil stepmothers and ghosts wearing powder. One of such forms is digital art, most popularly in the form of animation, and we are so here for it. Ever since the Malika teaser video dropped, I have been fangirling at the amount of detail that went […]
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