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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Nike Ilaka

Oyenike is a right-wing feminist and an aspiring UN ambassador. She spent four years of her youth in France, studying at an international high school in Paris XV. It was during this period that she became more open-minded to different cultures and beliefs. She is currently double majoring in public health and economics at SUNY Albany. After she graduates, she intends on pursuing a doctorate degree in health economics. Her passion comes from her vision of providing a strong voice for young women by advocating policies to solve the social, political, and economic inequalities between men and women.
Latest Posts | By Nike Ilaka
Pidgin English: Language of Unity
2 years ago

Pidgin English: Language of Unity

Pidgin English: The language of the West African people

Pidgin English is a lingua franca in many anglophone countries in West Africa. It is commonly spoken …
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Style Feature: This Fashion Love Affair
2 years ago

Style Feature: This Fashion Love Affair

In May 2013, Aniekeme Umoh started TFLA: This Fashion Love Affair. She created the fashion blog in order to share her ideas about fashion and write about her …
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#BeingFemaleinNigeria sparks similar hashtags across Africa
2 years ago

#BeingFemaleinNigeria sparks similar hashtags across Africa

Recently, Nigerians, mostly the women, have taken over Twitter with the hashtag, #BeingFemaleinNigeria. These outspoken individuals have been painting a vivid picture of the realities and hardships of being a …
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Africa Writes 2015
2 years ago

Africa Writes 2015

The Royal African Society is keeping to its newly-founded tradition and has brought the annual literature festival Africa Writes 2015 to the public. The aim of the festival, …
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419: A Nigerian Scam
2 years ago

419: A Nigerian Scam

The hot sun was burning everything that it could set its hands on and this included Nkiru Nnanni. Nkiru couldn’t breathe. The hot, humid air was doing nothing …
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Lupita Nyong’o in Maki Oh at Homecoming Event in Kenya
2 years ago

Lupita Nyong’o in Maki Oh at Homecoming Event in Kenya

Leading fashion label Maki Oh continues to prove a hit amongst Hollywood’s fashion elites as Lupita Nyong’o wears two classic hand-painted and hand-dyed pieces by one of Africa’s …
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African Superfoods You Should Know About
2 years ago

African Superfoods You Should Know About

Baobab

CIFOR/ via flickr

 Baobab trees are very ancient (some date back to a 1000 …
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ALARA’s Fashion Night Out
2 years ago

ALARA’s Fashion Night Out

ALÁRA is a new concept store for Nigeria and Africa – created by Reni Folawiyo and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, fashion, design, cuisine, and culture …
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New Song Release: Expensive Sh*t by Wizkid
2 years ago

New Song Release: Expensive Sh*t by Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, also known by his stage name Wizkid, is a famous Nigerian recording artist, performer, and songwriter. Since his first hit “Holla at Your Boy” in …
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