#FitFam – Somkele Idhalama’s Path To Being In Shape
August 29, 2015
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After watching people behead fish, Paul* decided that eating animals was unethical and became a vegetarian. But four years later, he’s back to eating meat after rapidly gaining weight. Here’s how it happened.
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Every so often, Nigeria’s social media space takes a break from being a festering cesspit, churning out a never-ending deluge of tired comedians in poorly executed drag. Or media platforms with recycled content and commenters racing to out-stupid the other. Yes, sometimes, you stumble on accounts that make you pleasantly surprised and incredibly grateful to […]
What’s in the Ibadan air that influences Tega Ethan’s music? For this week’s Creator Spotlight, we spoke with him about his growing music career, love for Ibadan and breakout role as Abiola in the Netflix movie, All Na Vibes.
: “I got to Enugu and started asking people on the streets for his address. It was crazy, but somehow, I located his house. I waited for some time before he came down. Then I told him I wanted to act and had been trying to for some time. He asked me how old I was. I told him I was 15 and in my first year of university.”
I spent all my life wearing things I didn’t want, but when I got into uni, I could start dressing as I wanted. I had to hard-wire confidence into myself. So now, I don’t care how ridiculous you think my outfit is. I like it, and that’s all that matters.
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Through his art exhibitions, Onoja Jacob is promoting peace among communities in Jos, North-Central Nigeria.
One time, they measured me, and apparently, I wasn’t up to 5’8, so the guy asked me what I was doing there. I was like, “I’m 5’8”. And he was like, “You’re 5’7.7. Please, get out of here”. God, I cried that day.
“I want people to feel things they didn’t even think they could until they saw or heard my art. Everybody wants to go mainstream. But I don’t just want to blow, I want people to have a purpose once they experience my work. It may sound like a lot of pressure to put on oneself, but it’s what’s keeping me going.” @effytheartist
Vocal lessons are actually very powerful. It’s not just what it does for your voice. Being armed with the right techniques, knowing how to tilt your neck or lift your chest to achieve a certain sound, is the most valuable skill a musician can have.
Award-winning visual artists, Gbenga Adeku, Dotun Popoola and Samuel Anyanwu are converting Nigeria’s plastic, metal and textile waste into beautiful art and getting global recognition for their work.
“Trees and rivers surround where I live — it’s very serene. I realise I can’t do the whole hustle culture Lagos life demands. I desperately want to live a quiet life, and I’m trying my best to. Everything I do aligns with that. I write and make adire, and they both only require creativity.”
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