Orlando Julius, Nigeria’s Afrobeat pioneer, lived for his art

Sanya Osha, University of Cape Town Orlando Julius (Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode), who passed on 15 April 2022, lived the sort of life many had hoped fellow Afrobeat star Fela Kuti would. Julius was well-mannered, well-spoken and cultivated a reputation mostly devoid of raucousness and pyrotechnics. Born in 1943 at Ikole-Ekiti, south west Nigeria, his first major musical experience as a boy was serving … Continue reading Orlando Julius, Nigeria’s Afrobeat pioneer, lived for his art

A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

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As at this morning, it would have been close to three weeks since the government of Nigeria declared a total lockdown in two states and the Federal Capital Territory, and advised all Nigerians to stay at home. All over the world, governments, religious leaders, celebrities, scientists, experts, politicians, just name it, everyone is unanimous in advising people everywhere to stay… Continue reading A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

Conversations with my Father by Tony Ihidero

I had just finished writing my SSCE examinations as a young secondary school leaver, was back home in Lagos from Ijebu-Ode, taking one day at a time, awaiting my examination results. It was evening on that day… Dad: Abayomi Me: Sirrrrr…..Hurrying towards the direction of his voice. Dad: What are you doing right now? Me: I am about feeding the dogs. Dad: Ok, when you … Continue reading Conversations with my Father by Tony Ihidero

Livelihood Project – Creatives ‘wade through waters’ for Social Intervention

…the large expanse of water, creeks and swamp were all as beautiful as they were scary …’ Afeso Akanbi Documentary film maker and social activist, Afeso Akanbi was recently seen ‘wading through the waters’ in a quest for social intervention, and of course, in search of a good story. In his words, ‘In a quest to reach out to kids like those at the CRARN … Continue reading Livelihood Project – Creatives ‘wade through waters’ for Social Intervention

Tourism: An Expedition of the beautiful land of Ososo, EDO State Nigeria – Afeso Akanbi

“Caves Of Unremembered Dreams and Lessons From Our Fathers”, will not only show you a town of massive elevations of volcanic origin containing precious stones of varied descriptions; it will also tell you a story of the icons who helped shape Ososo history Continue reading Tourism: An Expedition of the beautiful land of Ososo, EDO State Nigeria – Afeso Akanbi

[WATCH] Her Excellency Opunimi Akinkugbe accompanies Nigerian National Anthem in Athens

Nigerian 61st Independence Celebration – Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Her Excellency Opunimi Akinkhugbe accompanies beautiful rendition of Nigerian National Anthem by 17-year-old Peace Ebhohon in Athens. Please watch. Continue reading [WATCH] Her Excellency Opunimi Akinkugbe accompanies Nigerian National Anthem in Athens

Happy Independence Day Nigeria 🇳🇬

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6 KJV We rejoice because we believe we shall see and eat the good of this land 🙏 🙌. Happy Independence Day everyone. Long live land of our birth 🇳🇬 Featured image credit – Photo Emmanuel Ikwuegbu from Pexels At MakeADreamNG.com, we tell the stories of professionals and businesses in #Africa. In … Continue reading Happy Independence Day Nigeria 🇳🇬

Lagos Cycling Clubs hold Memorial Ride in honour of Comrade, Dr Afolabi Mabogunje

On Saturday September 15, 2021, Lagos Cycling Clubs and communities turned out en mass to observe a Memorial Ride in honour of their late comrade, Dr. Afolabi Mabogunje, popularly known in the community as Mabogs. Dr. Afolabi Mabogunje, was accosted, robbed and stabbed by hoodlums while waiting for his cycling club members at Shodex gardens, in the early hours of Thursday, September 13. Quoting from … Continue reading Lagos Cycling Clubs hold Memorial Ride in honour of Comrade, Dr Afolabi Mabogunje

SUNDAY POST: Of Nigerians and ‘Unchristian’ Public Prayers

An esteemed schoolmate recently narrated on his Facebook wall, this hilarious account of how he had chanted a loud “Eeeeriiiiiiiiii wooooooo yaaaaaa!”*¹ when summoned to give closing prayers at a public meeting, and how he had been hushed and quickly replaced with someone else… Rib-cracking account! I laughed because I could imagine the Christian women in the gathering clutching their breasts, snapping their fingers, stamping … Continue reading SUNDAY POST: Of Nigerians and ‘Unchristian’ Public Prayers