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In Lagos, Everyone Is Trying To Hammer, And The Nail Is F*cking Bent
4 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
4 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
4 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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Duro Olowu Decorates The White House for Christmas
4 years ago

Duro Olowu Decorates The White House for Christmas

Nigerian-born, London-based designer Duro Olowu was recently enlisted by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America, to decorate The White House for 2015 Christmas celebrations.


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BudgIT: Illuminating Government Finances
4 years ago

BudgIT: Illuminating Government Finances

In Nigeria, a nation trying to evolve into a strong democracy, the selection by voters of public office holders that protect their interests has been particularly challenging. In …
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Meet an African organization fighting anemia and blood cancer
4 years ago

Meet an African organization fighting anemia and blood cancer

This article was originally posted here by The ONE Campaign .

If you are of African descent, then you probably know someone who has sickle cell …
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Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars
4 years ago

Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars

The global fashion industry is worth trillions of dollars every year, and fashion capitals like Paris, New York, and Milan have remained in the forefront of the industry. …
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Code4impact: Digital skills training for young women in Lagos
4 years ago

Code4impact: Digital skills training for young women in Lagos

The Code4impact program, an HACEY initiative funded by US Mission in Nigeria and powered by Tech4Dev Foundation is an experiential learning program that builds digital literacy, especially …
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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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‘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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