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Love in the time of Nigerian passport
4 years ago

Love in the time of Nigerian passport

“He walks away, the sun goes down, he takes the day but I’m grown”– Amy Winehouse

They met in the most unusual way. Him sitting on a cold …
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The Plus Side of Dating
4 years ago

The Plus Side of Dating

 

 

“He said I like you, I think I really do. But I have never dated a big girl. I am afraid that my friends will tease me.” – …
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Maki Oh Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
4 years ago

Maki Oh Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

In Maki Oh’s new collection for Spring 2016, created by Maki Osakwe, a kaleidoscope of colors, including bronze and fuchsia, come together in a forward-thinking line focused on …
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Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality
4 years ago

Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality

Growing up, Vivian Onano didn’t have it easy. Yet despite facing gender discrimination and poverty, Vivian was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to Starehe Girls, one …
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NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans
4 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans

Here are new opportunities for Africans as presented by Ayiba in conjunction with Opportunity Desk!

Central and West Africa Peace Fellowship- Kribi, Cameroon

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Are you a …
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African Futures Festival
4 years ago

African Futures Festival

This month, the Goethe-Institut will celebrate the future of Africa through the African Futures Festival, a network of three interdisciplinary festivals in Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi that will …
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Things to do in Lagos: Paint the Night Africa
4 years ago

Things to do in Lagos: Paint the Night Africa

Paint parties have become common as a creative and enjoyable way to spend an evening with friends. For the uninitiated, a “paint party” is an event where people …
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Song Queen: Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor
4 years ago

Song Queen: Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor

Across West Africa, over 50 million people speak various pidgin dialects. Aiming to democratize the opera experience, Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor (also known by her performance name The Venus Bushfires) recently …
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My Beautiful Home Competition
4 years ago

My Beautiful Home Competition

In Matobo, a rural Zimbabwean village, women traditionally decorate their huts following each harvest. They use charcoal, soil, and ash to paint the exterior with designs like zigzags, …
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‘Beasts of No Nation’ premieres on Netflix today
4 years ago

‘Beasts of No Nation’ premieres on Netflix today

Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation premiered on Netflix today, marking an important milestone in the movie industry and for African storytelling in film. Beasts of No Nation is one of …
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