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#AsaInLondon: Does Asa deserve the crown of the thinking Nigerian’s Artiste? Absolutely!

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Headed towards the Royal Albert Hall last night, I knew I was in good company for a night with Asa. Genteel ladies and gentlemen handed over tickets for inspection before heading over to their respective tiers and seats. The whole affair carried a sense of sophistication, while still maintaining a measured but palpable excitement. This wasn’t surprising; this was...

Angélique Kidjo wins Grammy, Wizkid stans can’t deal

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Beninese icon Angélique Kidjo won Best Global Music Album for her album Mother Nature against heavyweights such as Made In Lagos (Deluxe) by Wizkid, Legacy + by Femi & Made Kuti, and Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1 by Rocky Dawuni. I haven't listened to the whole album but a few tracks have shown that the win is well-deserved. Her deep understanding of language, lyric,...

Bobi Wine and the Fight Against Museveni, Uganda’s Goliath

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Bobi Wine
Bobi Wine was aged 4 when his opponent in today's Presidential election assumed power. Today, he's 38, and has seen a humongous history of hell in high definition since he decided to stand for a new Uganda by standing against a perennial despot. Museveni, his opponent today, has been in power since 1986. For today, Museveni, aged 76 and having spent close...

A Women-Led Organization Creates A Space to Bridge Connections During Isolation for Many in Business

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Pivoting during a pandemic, what helped businesses survive? Hailing from the technology capital of the world, a black-owned and women-led organization, spearheads a new trend in Silicon Valley that has proven to be socially accepted and has become a norm during the pandemic. "2020, is the year many businesses did not plan for. But when your business was built on what...

In Nigeria – A Leadership That Consumes Citizens by Ola Animashaun

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Buhari picking his teeth
The Buhari administration came to power in May 2015. Before the 2015 general elections, Buhari had contested the presidency three times, before being fourth time lucky. Buhari had also been a military head of state and before then, a military governor and a petroleum minister. With all these in mind, one should be lenient with those who thought Buhari...

Future of Workforce and Investment, as told by SV-NED Inc.

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Future of Workforce and Investment - cover image
We recognize that it is our time, and we are limitless with our reach. We have used our obstacles as means to draw closer. We have all had to pivot the way we do business and connect with one another. Especially in the wake of civil protest and opposition between civilians and law makers and enforcers. But here we are,...

#ADIS20: Investors, Entrepreneurs Discuss African Investment in The Heart of Silicon Valley

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Highlights of ADIS20 by African Diaspora Network
“It doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.” Deng Xiaoping’s legendary quote proved to be at the heart of the African Diaspora Investment Symposium last month: bringing together people from diverse industries and backgrounds to achieve the central goal of developing Africa and maximising her potential. The African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS)...

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (II): Many Things Are Not Right at Nigeria’s ‘Yaba Left’

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Fisayo Soyombo - Expose on Yaba Left Lagos Nigeria - Turn-Off-Drugs
This undercover investigation expose was carried out by Fisayo Soyombo and originally published here on The Cable. After altering his looks and taking psychiatric lessons every day for one week, investigative journalist 'FISAYO SOYOMBO went under cover for three weeks in November, including 10 straight days on ward admission, as a patient of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, one...

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (I): Many Things Are Not Right at Nigeria’s ‘Yaba Left’

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Fisayo Soyombo - Yaba Left Undercover Investigation
This undercover investigation expose was carried out by Fisayo Soyombo and originally published here on The Cable. After altering his looks and taking psychiatric lessons every day for one week, investigative journalist 'FISAYO SOYOMBO went under cover for three weeks in November, including 10 straight days on ward admission, as a patient of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, one...

Almaz Negash: The Silicon Valley Woman Behind the Soaring African Diaspora Network

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Almaz Negash - Feature
Accra, Ghana, January 22, 2020//-More than 8,500 miles lie between Silicon Valley and Eritrea, but day after day Almaz Negash – founder of African Diaspora Network–finds ways to reconcile her Eritrean background with her American life, effortlessly connecting the two worlds in ways that many might find daunting. Negash from 2010-18, led Step Up Silicon Valley, a social innovation network...

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