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Lupita Nyong’o shares trailer of her Upcoming Film ‘Queen of Katwe.’

Directed by Mira Nair, the Queen of Katwe tells the story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, and is based on the book The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster. The other big name  in the movie is British born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo who played(…)

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For the lovers of Poetry : ‘TRUE STORY’ by YRSA DALEY-WARD

For the lovers of Poetry : ‘TRUE STORY’ by YRSA DALEY-WARD

  It isn’t that dad doesn’t love you or your brother said Mum, greasing up our ashy legs with Vaseline Or that your auntie Amy’s a man stealing back-stabbing, cheating bitch who can’t keep a man so she has to steal somebody else’s. We just don’t see eye to eye on much, that’s all and(…)

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Reconnecting with African culture on screen – Beyonce Lemonade

Reconnecting with African culture on screen – Beyonce Lemonade

From my perspective over the last decade it seems like there has been a recent wave of ‘reconnection’ between African American Artists and their African Roots. In recent cases, Afro beat Artists  (especially from Nigeria) have been provided a platform to work with popular African American artists on hit songs. The most recent example is(…)

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Poetry : ‘Only a Black Woman’

Poetry : ‘Only a Black Woman’

ONLY A BLACK WOMAN Can wear the hell out of spandex Can raise a doctor, a world class athlete and an A+ student in an environment deemed by society as dysfunctional, broken underprivileged And disenfranchised. Can heat a whole house in the winter without help from the gas company. Can go from the boardroom to(…)

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Art: Daughters of Diaspora, by Ojo Agi

Art: Daughters of Diaspora, by Ojo Agi

Daughters of Diaspora is an exploration on the complexity of identifying with a single culture when you are a product of two or more. With this project, I want to establish a space where I can identify with each of those cultures without having to assimilate, and hopefully encourage others to do the same. Over(…)

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Music of the day : Daddy Lumba – Yentie Obia

The actual title of this song is “Nea woho beto wo” but music lovers in Ghana refer to it as “Yentia Obiaa” This song contains beautiful melodies that make you want to move your body to the rhythmic beats. To paraphrase, the word YEN TIA OBIAA simply means “We will not listen to anyone,  You only live(…)

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Art: Nigerian painter showcases his beautiful paintings

Art: Nigerian painter showcases his beautiful paintings

    Amazing isn’t it? These are the works of Oresegun Olumide, a 35-year old Lagos artist who specializes in oil paintings. He learnt his trade (Finae Art) at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos and began painting professionally in 2008. Since uploading some of his paintings on social media, he has garnered a lot of(…)

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