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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…

Village People

By- OLAGOKE AJANAKU In Nigeria, the part of Africa where I come from, ‘village people’ is a slang used to refer to human forces from one’s place of origin or countryside who possesses diabolical powers. When the turn of events…

Lebanese flee crisis at home to seek better life in Africa

Feeling suffocated by an unprecedented economic crisis, an increasing number of Lebanese nationals are abandoning their home country for Africa. In Nabatieh, the largest city in southern Lebanon, Mohammed Patrice Reda is waiting for his visa for Côte d’Ivoire to…

Nigeria gets back 600-year-old artefact from the Netherlands

Nigeria has received a “priceless” terracotta head believed to be at least 600 years old which was smuggled to the Netherlands, the information minister said. It was taken from the southwestern city of Ile-Ife and smuggled through Ghana. Dutch ambassador…

When the borders are down

by – Onyekwelu Nneka Catherine Peace or Chaos? October 7, 2020. Secret Hideout “Everything is ready boss” “And the boys?”, Kofo asked. “They’re ready for the move, boss” “Good. Assign a country to each one, give them their files of…