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Monday, November 20, 2017
Funmi Iyanda - In Conversations With My Mother

Oya Chronicles: In Conversation with My Mother by Funmi Iyanda – Abimbola Onimole

So did you die? Funmi Iyanda’s “In Conversation with My Mother” started with these words. From that moment, I was transfixed. I entered a world serene, anguished and intimate; beautifully so actually. Funmi Iyanda’s dialogue...

Bolanle Austen Peters’ SARO the Musical comes to the Shaw Theatre this summer!

After the success of Wakaa, I was happy to hear about anything with the name Bolanle Austen Peters attached to it. Plot, performance and polish, BAP Productions seems to have it down pat. So hearing...

17 images that will make you crave a visit to Northern Nigeria

It's not all about the single-story of bombs, violence, terrorism and crudity....No, in fact, northern Nigeria was never about these violent representation she's now being unfortunately pitted with. She is actually beautiful. These 17...
African supernatural short story

Egbere: Keeping the Mat by Fabling Pam

African supernatural short story “Nwe! Nwe! Nwe!” the cries of the child could be heard echoing through the empty night. A cry that would make any concerned human, venture into the forest, were the sound...

#MelaninPopping: when they ask about “Black Is Beautiful” show them these Ben Bond pics

There is something about the Black skin, the perfection of melanin that cannot be denied. When people talk about #MelaninPopping, this is because that is exactly what Black Skin does. It shines out; begging to...

Nigerian-born Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby Shatters Sotheby’s Record, Art Auctions For $1.1m

Nigerians are at it again. You don't have to like it, but sooner or later, we will have no choice but to sit up and recognise that there is a New World Order, and...

Nse Ikpe-Etim in Conversation as Part of BFI BLACK STAR SEASON

A ground-breaking 3-day programme of international Nigerian Cinema took place Fri 18 – Sun 20 November 2016 at the BFI Southbank as part of BFI BLACK STAR. The 'Beyond Nollywood' weekender showcased a new crop...

Africa, my Africa! Check out Okavango Safari Lodge – Okavango Delta, Botswana

A small boutique luxury hotel in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, the Okavango Safari Lodge and it is a marvel.  The Okavango Delta is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the African continent....

Nigerian Caleb Femi named London’s first Young People’s Laureate

The world is full of fine, young Nigerians, and in these trying times, it does us good to remember that. We have fine minds in just about every field you can think of: from...

Nigerian Cake Art Collaboration: a sweet celebration of skill, talent and flair

I always thought there wasn't a cake I could not eat. Except fruit cake, naturally. Fruit cake are not natural and have something of the underworld about them but then again, everyone knows this....

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