Meet this Nigerian, Who Defuses Bombs For a Living
September 22, 2015
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The impressive Dr. Omalu.
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.
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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 […]
“Olive is very opinionated and strong-willed. In this world, people have opinions and want you to have those same opinions. I’m working on finding my voice and being more confident in who I am. And I learnt that from her character.” – @jeieldaminaofficial
“I like to experiment with odd, abstract elements. I center my work in nature, using exaggerated colours and strange lighting to create an ‘otherworldly’ experience. It’s all very avant-garde.” @bry0y00
“My art funds my art most times. I’m not where I want to be, but this year has been good, and I’m grateful. My dream is to live off my art.“
“The biggest misconception people have is my recipes are expensive to recreate. I’m 22, living alone, and I can’t buy expensive things. It goes back to people’s misinterpretation of healthy living. That’s why I’m constantly educating people” @Farreeedah
“There’s a space that needs to be filled with rebellious and irreverent things, not just the status quo. And rock’s subject matter is taking down the system”.
“I make art. I’ve always admired artists, but I didn’t know how to paint or draw, so tufting was my opportunity to be an artist. I didn’t even think twice.” @uzo_xx
“I’d just watched this K-drama called Today’s Webtoon. The main character’s dad was helping her make big decisions in her life, unwilling to listen to what she wanted, and I could relate to that struggle.” @_sandychics
“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.”
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