15 Things Every Nigerian Abroad Says When They Come Back Home For The Holidays

www.zikoko.com 1. “Who are the network providers again?” Ah! How many years and you don’t remember MTN? 2. “How do you load [insert network provider] credit again?” I can’t even vex. I’m still here and I don’t even know it. 3. “I really missed [insert Nigerian food].” Ehn! Go and eat na. 4. “Ugh! The […]

Disney Africa, What The Future Holds

U.S.-based Walt Disney Co. has been busy in Africa. It’s the world’s second-largest media and entertainment conglomerate in revenue after Comcast, but in Africa, Disney is is not all about theme parks and cruise ships. Disney recently shot a feature, “Queen of Katwe,” in Uganda and South Africa. “Desperate Housewives ” launched an African version, shot in Nigeria. […]

LAGOS PHOTO FESTIVAL: REDESIGNING THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

For the past six years the African Artist Foundation (AAF), has exhibited works from different photographers through its annual programme known as the Lagos Photo Festival. The photo festival brings the world’s top photographers to the commercial hub of Lagos in order to showcase their works on different subjects focusing on Africa and the world at large, […]

INTERVIEW: CREATOR OF INDIGENOUS GAME, SANGO RUN, IS A NIGERIAN TO THE CORE

24 year old Emmanuel Omene Ogheneovo is a game developer who recently developed Nigeria’s first 3D-infinite runner game, Sango Run. The game which can be found on Google Play Store, MTN App Store and Airtel App Store was launched few days ago and already has hundreds of downloads and lots of positive feedback. Omene spoke to Ventures […]

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 […]

THESE CARTOONISTS HAVE HELPED TO CHANGE THE FACE OF POLITICS IN AFRICA

The cartoon section in any newspaper remains my favorite; from the over sized and exaggerated characters to the subtle way authorities are questioned and how they draw attention to the ills of the society. According to Tejumola Olaniyan, the curator for africacartoons.com, cartoons are essential in modern day Africa with ever increasing political parties all […]

Is Rapper 50 Cent Moving To Africa Amid Bankruptcy?

US-based rapper 50 Cent could be moving to a unknown location in Africa after he filed for bankruptcy in the US. The “Get Rich or Die Tryin” album-maker posted a film on instagram showing construction workers putting the final touched to a mansion with the captions “My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I’m gonna […]

Amandla Stenberg Is Publishing A Comic For Girls Of Color

NIOBE: She Is Life hits shelves on November 4 After she started dropping politically correct truth bombs all over Twitter, we knew that Amandla Stenberg was destined for greatness. With a mission to save the world, the 16-year-old actress and advocate is now releasing her own book, in partnership with multi-platform publishing company Stranger Comics, […]

WILL SMITH’S LATEST MOVIE, ‘CONCUSSION’, WILL MAKE NIGERIANS PROUD

The trailer for Will Smiths latest film ‘Concussion’ was released yesterday, and it is expected to make the NFL very angry. In the movie, Smith plays Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu, a Nigerianforensic pathologist and neuropathologist who discovered Chronic traumatic encephalopathy(CTE), a condition caused by repeated hits to the head. The movie is based on a true story. It […]