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Nigerian Skaters & Surfers Turning Lagos’s Tarkwa Bay Into a Style Paradise – vogue.com/Chioma Nnadi

December 17, 2017

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A New Crew of Nigerian Skaters and Surfers Is Turning Lagos’s Tarkwa Bay Into a Style Paradise – Chioma Nnadi for vogue.com   Surfer Godpower Pekipuma wears Wafflesncream top and pants on Tarkwa Bay in Lagos, Nigeria.Photo: Baingor Joner   Tarkwa Bay is to Lagos what Rockaway Beach is to New York City. A 15-minute water […]

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Nigeria: Global aspirations of Bakare-Yusuf’s Cassava Republic imprint represent a significant new landmark for African literature – New York Times

November 23, 2017

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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres – Alexandra Alter/New York Times Ms. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, a Nigerian publisher who is expanding her imprint to the United States. Credit: Lauren Joy Fleishman for The New York  Times. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was bracing for a backlash when he published his provocative debut novel, […]

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Ankara Styles You’ll Love

November 22, 2017

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Originally posted on De CoCo:
ANKARA STYLES; AFRICA TO THE WORLD The year is already coming to an end! Most of us want to slay and step into 2018 in class and style. What’s more stylish than ankara? Whether you’re going to the beach, a wedding, church, or just to hang with your friends! I’ll…

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Critics pooh-pooh “too white” mixed-race Adwoah Aboah on her first British Vogue cover

November 12, 2017

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Is the new black still too white, ask critics of Vogue’s ‘washout’ cover of Adwoa Aboah? – James Gillespie, Mary O’Connor & Iram Ramzan/London Times     Adwoa Aboah at Paris fashion week and as she appears on the cover of Vogue [PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN]   The model Adwoa Aboah is known in the fashion world for her mixed-race […]

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Melania Trump is [a bit] racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in a Chimamanda Adichie’s fictional short story

October 25, 2017

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Janelle Asked to the Bedroom – A Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story for The New York Times   Melania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist — at least that’s the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In a new short story commissioned for and by The New York Times Book Review, Adichie […]

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The Weinstein Scandal: “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom” – Lupita Nyong’o

October 20, 2017

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Oscar Award-winning actress, Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o [Google Images] Ihave been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this […]

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Nigeria’s Lagos State to schools: include Yoruba Language in curriculum or face fine & school closure – Tola Adenle

September 29, 2017

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In a people’s language lies more than a tool of communication. Beyond stereotyping can be seen the ethos of a cultural group: its distinguishing attitudes, habits and beliefs and general characteristics inherent in the group. A simple example: Why do many Yoruba believe that late [poor Uncle Bola] Ige should have read èèwọ̀ – [Yoruba for bad […]

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Obit: Chuck Berry, Rock ‘n’ Roll icon, passes on at 90 – Tola Adenle

March 19, 2017

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Chuck Berry, the slicked back hair … and oh God, the ‘duck walk’ signature moves that made a lover of just about all music genre but Rock and Roll fall in love with his particular music THOUGH STILL NOT A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AFFICIONADO from when I first saw images of him strutting across stages […]

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President Trump’s America & its similarity to Nigeria’s constant political state of uncertainty -Ngozi Adichie

March 4, 2017

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  “Someone said to me, ‘Now that this is happening in the US, do you think of moving back to Nigeria?’ And I thought, no, because it’s not any better there. I admire America. I don’t think of myself as American – I’m not. So it’s not mine. But I admire it, and so there’s […]

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US: Giant Sequioa, “The General Sherman”, stood for 3,000 years but it’s now gone! – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2017

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Above are some typical views of The General Sherman and his neighborhood during the touristic summer season. Tourists at the “General Sherman”    Source of above pictures:  http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/giantsequoia/biggest_tree_in_the_world/   BEFORE THE FALL OF THE “GENERAL SHERMAN” An 1899 tourist group enjoys the pleasure of a respite under the Cabin Tree: Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/pioneer-cabin-tree-sequoia.html TWO DAYS BEFORE THE […]

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