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Burna Boy. From Burna Boy.
Burna Boy and Wizkid Bag Grammys, First Nigerians to Win Their Categories

Nigerian music superstars Burna Boy and Wizkid have won their first career Grammys. The 63rd…

La Femme Anjola film poster.
“La Femme Anjola” Screening: 6 Things We Learned About Mildred Okwo’s Film with Rita Dominic

The theatre was filled with thunderous applause as the credits rolled. The event was the…

The Young Ye Ye Girls with Sunglasses, 1965. Credit: Abdourahmane Sakaly. From The African Lookbook.
“The African Lookbook” Documents Images of African Women from 1870 to 1970

The history of Black women in pre-colonial and colonial Africa often generally from erasure as…

Taaooma. Credit: Taooma.
Nigerian Digital Comedy: An Overview

With the country consistently battling insecurity, bad governance, police brutality, and an unending recession, many…

Kunle Afolayan. From ThisDAY.
Kunle Afolayan Inks Three-Movie Deal with Netflix

Multiple-award-winning director, actor and producer Kunle Afolayan has signed a deal with Netflix which will…

Stephanie Linus. Credit: Stephanie Linus.
Stephanie Linus’ Monologue “Hey Woman!” Is an Anthem of Sisterhood

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, the award-winning Nigerian actress, director, and filmmaker Stephanie Linus…

Beauty Tukura crowned the 43rd Miss Nigeria. Credit: Miss Nigeria Organisation.
How Miss Nigeria Reinvented Itself as a Platform for Social Change

As rules of fame and relevance evolved, the country’s oldest beauty pageant refocused on female empowerment. Its 43rd Queen, Etsanyi Beauty Tukura, is committed to advocating for the girl child.

Sadiq Daba. Credit: The Guardian Nigeria.
Remembering Sadiq Daba, One of Nollywood’s Best Actors

On 3 March 2021, veteran Nigerian actor and broadcaster Sadiq Abubakar Daba passed on. He…

A still from Di'ja's video for Wuta.
Di’ja’s “Wuta” Video Documents Ordinary Details of Northern Nigerian Life

At some point in the music video of Di’ja’s 2019 song “Wuta,” a muscular young…

Rita Dominic in La Femme Anjola
Watch the Trailer for La Femme Anjola, Starring Rita Dominic

In La Femme Anjola (The Woman Anjola), the new crime thriller directed by Mildred Okwo,…