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Lebo Thoka’s Art of Women, Religion, and Black liberation

Lebo Thoka is a contemporary fine art photographer who also identifies as a Black feminist.  Through her works, she challenges perceptions reflecting the experiences of women in Africa, while imbibing Catholic faith and the appreciation of Blackness. During the exhibition titled ‘I Exist’ in collaboration with Kenyan photographer and filmmaker Margaret Ngigi; David Krut Projects …

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Meron Hadero wins 2021 AKO Caine Prize for Africa Writing

Meron Hadero, an Ethiopian writer, born in Addis Ababa, wins the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing this year, becoming the first Ethiopian author to claim the prestigious prize. This history-making moment followed after her second shortlisting in 2019, for “The Wall”. This year, the Ethiopian writer successfully climbed the wall to see the other …

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PRISON BREAK: Over 1800 Inmates Escape During Armed Attack

PRISON BREAK: Over 1800 Inmates Escape During Armed Attack

As at Monday, April 5, 2021, over 1,800 inmates of a prison in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria have escaped after a prison break orchestrated by heavily armed men who attacked the facility in the early hours of the morning, prison authorities said on Monday. The attackers used explosives to make their way into the Owerri …

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POS MACHINES: A Game-changer Amid The Pandemic

POS MACHINES: A Game-changer Amid The Pandemic

There’s a tremendous rise of point of sale (POS) business transactions in Africa since the global economy was hit by the pandemic. Prior to Covid-19 affecting the ecosystem, the introduction of the POS Machine particularly in Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria has ease the stress of everyday transactions. What’s a POS Machine? Point …

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: Celebrating All Women Across The Globe

Historically, society has relegated women to the sidelines of events. However, there have been women who have been beacons of power and of heroism, challenging the order. Today being the International Women’s Day, we celebrate these amazing amazons. Countless women across the world have broken grounds in science, technology, art and many more areas one …

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THE HUSTLER DIARIES (PILOT): In The Beginning

THE HUSTLER DIARIES (PILOT): In The Beginning

In a suburban area of the city of Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, in a ‘slum’ popularly known as Abule , reside two random strangers, Michael “Mike-O” Oyelade and Timiebi “Timmy Tha Creator” Edafe, connected by their unpleasant background and experiences. Having had the most humbling of beginnings, they have come to the “big city” to …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Kano Bombings Of 2012

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Kano Bombings Of 2012

January 2012 is a period that Nigerians will always remember as one of the most fearful periods in Nigeria’s recent history. On the 5th and 6th of January, notorious Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, perpetrated the Kano Bombings of 2012. As of Saturday, January 28th, 2012, exactly nine (9) years ago today, the attacks had …

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