“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 […]
Women always help women. Perhaps it was contained in the small print of the ten commandments, or as part of some sacred hadith, but it is essentially law at this point. From seemingly mundane situations like strangers helping to check if a sister is stained, or randomly hyping strangers in the girl’s bathroom to more […]
The fifth episode of #MORETHANINKANDLOCS features Jumoke Tychus. The brain behind the makeup brand, Eyesome Beauty spoke about the reason she decided to lock her hair and the reactions of Nigerians to her locs. Jumoke’s decision to lock her hair was due to the bad effect of relaxers on her hair while growing up. Jumoke […]
As the proud child of my mother, I would NEVER openly admit to being envious of another human being. Yes, I might secretly stalk their Instagram pages and have their profiles permanently positioned in my Twitter search bar, but you would never hear me confess envy out loud. Until today. Sowing the seed of coveteousness […]
Defending Nigeria from goals and diseases is all in a day’s work.
Done with the terrible rep tattoos and dreadlocks get in the Nigerian clime, #MorethanInkandlLocs is looking to change the narrative that usually comes with sporting either or both adornments. The project is created by Chidera Muoka and done in collaboration with Niyi Okeowo and Kayode Idowu . And it can’t be more timely. If you’re […]
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