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During the #ENDSARS protests in October 2020, LGBTQ people and their allies also protested with the hashtag #QueerNigerianLivesMatter.
Building a Community-Led Activist Space for LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Matthew Blaise was 11 years old when they realized that the consequences of choosing to…

Grace Yakubu at a culture house in Kaduna. Credit: Grace Yakubu.
With “Haske,” Grace Yakubu Is Filming Inspiring Stories of Arewa Women

When Grace Yakubu peered into the view finder of her first camera in 2012, she…

A wedding photo by Shola Balogun.
Against Sexism, Female Photographers Push Back with Skill

When Nengi Nelson became an assistant to a male wildlife photographer, she carefully learned the…

Aisha Ahmad. Credit: Mazeeda Studios.
Aisha Ahmad, Princess of Polo

Between Aisha Ahmad Suleiman and horses, it was love at first sight. At the Kaduna…

Nne film poster
“Nne” Review: A Son and Two Mothers in Heartbreaking Igbo-Language Film

In the Igbo-language film Nne, Ikenna, a young boy from an impoverished home, is snatched…

Stephanie Linus. Credit: Stephanie Linus.
Stephanie Linus’ Short Film on Sexual Harassment in Nigerian Campuses

The award-winning Nigerian actress, director, and filmmaker Stephanie Linus has released a short film titled…

Anjola and Dejare: Rita Dominic and Nonso Bassey have strong chemistry in Mildred Okwo's thriller La Femme Anjola.
“La Femme Anjola” Review: Rita Dominic Is Powerfully Charismatic in Africanized Film Noir

La Femme Anjola took five years to make, but it is worth the wait. It…

Ngozi-Omeje Ezema with her Works. Credit: Ngozi-Omeje Ezema.
“The New Nsukka School Series”: Kó’s 3-Part Exhibition

Kó, an art space based in Lagos, is preparing to conclude its three-part exhibition show,…

The Freeme Digital team. Credit: Freeme Digital.
Freeme Digital Launches Freeme+ in New AR & Marketing Expansion in Africa

Freeme Digital, Africa’s pioneering distribution company, is launching a new platform, Freeme+, which will provide…

Emanuella. From @officialemanuella.
Emanuella Wins Favourite African Star at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Nigerian comedy star Emanuella has won the Favorite Social Star (Africa) category at the 2021…