The Ngee Show

Webisodes have been gaining ground and popularity recently, and I’m loving how this new media segment in Nigeria is growing. The Ngee Show is my latest discovery. The hostess, Ngozi a.k.a Ngee, talks about so many varied social topics common to Nigerians, from hair to selfies, music, skin bleaching, and the dreaded phonetics/ false accents…

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Oya: Rise of the Orisha

May 2014 promises to be an amazing month for Hollywood. Lots of movies we’re looking forward to are being released! And we’re so glad that Africa isn’t far behind. We have high hopes for this movie, Oya: Rise of the Orisha. Orisha are ancient gods in Nigerian Yoruba mythology, and each of them have their unique personalities,…

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Call to Action – Uniting a Continent

There has been a steadily growing realization that Western pop culture likes to think of Africa in only one way…as the dark continent. News about most African countries is sensational and tragic, focusing on starvation, war, and corruption. But what about the other side of Africa that the news finds less sensational and so doesn’t bother…

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Tippi: My Book of Africa

Tippi: My Book of Africa is a pictorial diary of one little girl’s amazing childhood in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Her French parents traveled through Africa as wildlife documentary film makers and photographers, and they gave birth to Tippi in Namibia. The pictures show her so at home with Tigers, Elephants, Frogs, Snakes,…

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Kabu Kabu

I am yet to read Nnedi Okorafor’s collection of short stories, Kabu Kabu, but i’m looking forward to it. The reviews have been high and encouraging, and promise that the book will not disappoint. The stories themselves seem captivating. There is a Kabu Kabu (Nigerian public bus) that takes passengers to magical places; the three…

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Buud Yam

Buud Yam was, at some point, the most popular film from Burkina Faso. The movie is about an old village in Burkina Faso, and follows the life of a young man, Wend Kuuni, who is suspected of using witchcraft to cause his adopted sister to fall terminally ill. Wend embarks on an adventure to find…

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