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Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots
23 hours ago

Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots

Rising Nigerian-American star Ayo Awosika has toured the world and shared stages with superstars such as Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), The Chainsmokers, and more. She recently spoke with ESSENCE to break down Nigeria’s current moment …
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Africa’s Season of Famine?
4 months ago

Africa’s Season of Famine?

Since the beginning of the year news headlines have been threatening that famine is, once again, imminent in Africa. In February the United Nations formally declared famine in parts of …
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Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty
7 months ago

Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty

Last month, Ayiba’s founder, Eyitemi Popo, judged the Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge 2017 alongside change makers from around the world. We would like to introduce you to the 2nd place …
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#CareerGoals: Getting a life sentence commuted by President Obama
7 months ago

#CareerGoals: Getting a life sentence commuted by President Obama

Piriye Anga, an international lawyer from Nigeria, recently commuted a client’s life sentence, changing the course of one man’s life. Ayiba’s Sanet Oberholzer spoke to this inspirational woman about her …
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Unique Happenings in African Cities over the Holidays
10 months ago

Unique Happenings in African Cities over the Holidays

With Christmas in the air and a spirit of holiday on its heels, if you’re anything like me, you might be looking for something exciting to do during your days …
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#BringBackOurGirls: Two Years and Counting
2 years ago

#BringBackOurGirls: Two Years and Counting

It seems like a distant memory; a time when the world was fired up. Another injustice had occurred and soon followed the social media frenzy complete with the supporting hashtag. …
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Nigeria Fails Its Women Over and Over Again
2 years ago

Nigeria Fails Its Women Over and Over Again

A few weeks ago, I hired a new lady cook/steward, first female in my house, and the best stewardess I ever had. During her interview, she told …
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In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is F*cking Bent
2 years ago

In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is F*cking Bent

If Nigeria were a walking, talking, human being, Lagos would be its heart, beating profusely to the ribcage-shattering pound of all the people living inside it, desperately trying to reach …
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Changing the Face of Photography in Nigeria
2 years ago

Changing the Face of Photography in Nigeria

Although photography has become a more popular artistic medium across the continent, institutional support has remained a hurdle for most photographers. Nigeria’s Nlele Institute hopes to provide local …
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Save a Life with Ara: The African Blood and Bone Marrow Registry
2 years ago

Save a Life with Ara: The African Blood and Bone Marrow Registry

Across the continent, the prevalence of blood-related diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia is rising. In Nigeria, diagnosis of sickle cell anemia cases is projected …
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