How Nigeria’s Elite Spend Over $2 Million on Their Dream Weddings

Illusionists flown in from Spain, flowers imported from France, or an R&B superstar flown in from the United States. No request seems to be out of line to Nigeria’s rich when it comes to the most beautiful day of their life. And don’t even mention the b-word – budget, that is – ’cause whatever the […]

NIGERIAN-AMERICAN ACTRESS UZOAMAKA ADUBA WINS SECOND EMMY

For the second year in a row, Uzoamaka Aduba wins an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, after being upgraded from her guest starring role this year, for which she won her first Emmy, for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. The 34-year old made history by becoming the first person since […]

What is an African name?

How Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire’s adoption of his mother’s name led him to question the Africanness of names. I was born on a Friday, one November in the late 1980s. And so I was nick-named Friday. But when I started school, the name that was written on my exercise book wasn’t Friday. Friday wasn’t my real […]

TRUE CONTINENTAL DOORS: FACEBOOK GROWS IN AFRICA WITH USERS IN NIGERIA AND KENYA

A recent Facebook report shows that 7.3 million South Africans are daily active users (DAU) of the social media network. Followed by Nigeria with 7.1 million DAU’s, then Kenya with 2.2 million DAU’s. Also, the statistics showed, as expected, that major traffic on the social media network comes from mobile devices. These statistics, coupled with the […]

12 Most Expensive African Art Pieces And Paintings Ever Sold

Art as a business is in most African  countries not considered a viable career option. Apart from South Africa and Egypt, art pieces from other African countries do not fetch a lot of money at international auctions. But in recent years contemporary African art carvings and paintings have started  catching the eyes of big spenders, […]

A List Of Some Of Our Favorite Nigerianisms

Nigerians are undeniably special, and one of my favorite things about being one, is that innate way with words we all seem to have. Everything we say almost always seems to be laced with sarcasm and casual wit. Sometimes it’s not even intentional. So, here is a list of a couple of my favorite ‘Nigerianisms’: THE […]

THESE SIX REMARKABLE CHILDREN ARE PROOF THAT AFRICA IS ON THE MOVE

What were you up to as a kid, or young teenager? What were your concerns? Did you think of solving real life problems around you, or were you mostly concerned about fun, food, and television? Or maybe, you were part of the pupils who stayed top of the class, but nothing extraordinary. When Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo sat […]

Ugandan journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A Ugandan journalist with a background as an entrepreneur, radio and TV reporter and presenter has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya’s KTN television channel, was selected from nearly 200 applicants. She will spend three months at the BBC in London and also report from […]

The Internet is Afropolitan

Achille Mbembe discusses the history and horizon of digital communication and identity in the African continent with Bregtje van der Haak. Mbembe suggests that what some regard as the explosion of the Internet is really just the continuation of the age old cultures in the new age of the Afropolitan. Bregtje van der Haak: The […]

“THERE’S A VERY SPECIAL SPIRIT THAT’S ALIVE IN NIGERIANS.” – JEAN CASE

Social activist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and CEO of the Case Foundation, Jean Case has great admiration for the “Nigerian hustle”, and is very excited about the future of Africa. Jean Case is deeply passionate about the world changing potential of technology, and is a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. She and her husband founded the Case Foundation in 1997, […]