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YOU AND ME ARE ALL OF US.

by – AKUNNA JAMES-IBE ‘Engamba, he is all of us. Nothing can concern him alone. His sorrow, his joys’ – then looking over to Engamba’s wife – ‘his wife…belong to us all.’ Ferdinand Oyono (The Old Man and the Medal)…

What it’s like to be non-religious in Afrika…

Religion has championed its way into seizing the position of African’s leading and cherished preoccupation. Africa, for centuries, has not eminently had real possession over almost anything, not even in the possessions that were already duly in its custody. However,…

What Witnessing Jungle Justice Did To Me

By – Amarachi Victoria Elekwachi “Izuzuo, a kugbuo m gi ebe a, tuba ozu gi na gọta!,” meaning, “If you misbehave, I’ll kill you here and dump your body in the gutter.” That was what I heard, and my heart…

The Impacts of Unreliable Power Supply.

By – Olaniran Abiodun Ujunwa “Go and get the kerosene lamp ready,” my mother would say literally most of the evenings. We used the kerosene lamp most of the time to do virtually everything at night. Other times, we would…

I belong THERE, not HERE

by – Onyekwelu Nneka Catherine “Doctor, I’ve tried everything I possibly can to change his mind. Oluwaseun is hellbent on doing what he feels is right. The fact that the whole thing doesn’t even seem logical, drives me crazy. I’m surprised…

Cultural Transference: Can You Change Your Tribe?

By Foluwahan Chukwujekwe I’ll like to examine this topic through my lens, which is very convenient, yet personal. I identify as both Igbo and Yoruba from Nigeria, two very rich cultures (I must add). My parents are an example of…

What I Really Think About Tradition

By Angela Umoru As a child, I watched a lot of Nollywood movies. In the Nigerian versions of epic movies or even modern-day stories with a rural setting, one of the most common lines was about ‘customs and traditions’. From…

Billionaire Jay-Z becomes the latest cultural influencer to launch his own cannabis brand

Jay-Z just became the latest celebrity to launch a pot business. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter — the billionaire rapper and global business mogul behind a multitude of successful companies including D’Usse cognac, streaming service Tidal and entertainment firm Roc Nation —…

The rise of African youth revolts across the continent

By: Eugene Ewusi-Annan Africa is in grave turmoil. Journeying through a dehumanizing age of slavery and era of colonization, to today’s contemporaneous setbacks. As we cannot claim the agonizing struggles of Africa’s past era for ourselves, we can truly attest,…

Mumbled Thoughts

By – Emmanuel Kwamena Davis It was a stale five o’clock morning. A morning coloured with the dusky blueness of a new day shouldn’t have been stale—after all, it was barely used and considerably promising. Akwesi, my newborn cousin would…