Babafemi Aderounmu: How to Survive the ‘Burden’ of Ambition

By Babafemi Jay Aderounmu About two years ago, during one of our usual unscripted 1-2-1…

Jeremiah Ajayi: 6 Lessons I Learned From the Failure of my First Book

By Jeremiah Ajayi April 2020 was like smoked Nigerian party jollof rice – a month…

Firecracker Toyeen: Helping Your Loved Ones Who Are Suicidal

Firecracker Toyeen The first time I heard the word ‘suicide’, I was a JSS 2…

Tsitsi Dangarembga and Maaza Mengiste Make 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

NOBANTU SHABANGU Zimbabwean literary giant Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-born Maaza Mengiste appear in the latest Booker Prize longlist. Zimbabe’s Tsitsi…

‘I Am Samuel’ Is the Story of a Gay Kenyan Man Reconciling Family Duty & Identity

CIKU KIMERIA The documentary is an intimate portrait of an everyday Kenyan man whose love…

BrainRap could change how we see hip-hop–and neuroscience

BY JOE LAZAUSKAS Micah Brown, a 30-year-old neuroscience entrepreneur from South London, straps on a headset…

Government plans massive PrEP rollout

By Marcus Low The Department of Health aims to make a pill to prevent HIV…

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

Surely any person going to work outside their country is an expatriate? But no, the…