In April 2021, we received an invitation to join Alfred Peters, a technocrat and native of Ososo, in an expedition to the land of Ososo, a scenic town of streams and rocks caught in-between the beautiful undulating Somorika hills of Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State, Nigeria. In this documentary, we relate our experience. – Afeso Akanbi (Writer&Documentary Filmmaker)Doppler Effect FilmsAn Alumnus Of The South Gate … Continue reading African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films
Featured Image Credit Photo by Amina Filkins from Pexels ‘Consciously and consistently strive to make your patients feel that they matter. Then you will realize that you matter too- and the exploding galaxies and dying suns will, for a moment, be eclipsed.’² My eyes trailed the lady, as she walked in.She couldn’t have been a day over 24. The sadness in her eyes bestowed upon … Continue reading Pediatrics Memoir – A true life story by Oyepeju Abioye MB, BS
20-year-old Mooya Musunga is a choreographer and video star who has gained fame for his TikTok account, which he launched in March 2020. His original choreography to popular songs have helped him amass more than 1.9 million followers. His August 2020 TikTok dance to the Nick Thompson and OG Ty song “Hot Girl Summer” has gained more than 1.5 million views. He also shares his … Continue reading African Talents: Meet Mooya Musunga, an Ace Choreographer from Zambia
Author’s note: There are over 262,000 people according to the 2006 population census, there are 10 large political wards, over 13 clans and 16 sub-clans, over 50 towns and communities, in the land we today call Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State. Despite her rich and diverse cultural heritage and history, a very hard working and hospitable people, headquartered in the ancient town of Igarra, it appears … Continue reading The Man Robert Akande, and the Quest to Save Akoko-Edo LGA @dopplerfilmz
The World Trade Organization, WTO has just confirmed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its Director General, DG. With this appointment, 66-year-old Okonjo-Iweala has made history as the first African and the first woman to head the major, yet beleaguered financial organization. By every inch of it, Okonjo-Iweala, a world class economist, a two-time Nigerian finance minister and foreign minister for a brief period, deserves the appointment. … Continue reading Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi
(Featured Image credit: Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Image) Sakiru Adebayo, University of the Witwatersrand Two days after Nigeria celebrated its sixtieth year of independence, a video of a young man brazenly killed by a member of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad or SARS caught the attention of netizens. The Twitter user who posted the viral video claimed the man’s body had been left at … Continue reading Young Nigerians rise up to demand a different kind of freedom
(Featured Image – The cast of Fela! performs during the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in 2010 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Images) Garhe Osiebe, Rhodes University Decades after his death, Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s most famous musician continues to live on through his art. Afrobeat, a genre he pioneered, has transcended generations after him, existing in varying forms. Contemporary African … Continue reading The daughters and sons of Fela in African Pop
Featured image – Woman selling dried fish at the Benin City market. Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images Adegboye, Folasade Bosede, Covenant University COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses, travel restraints, salary cuts, and a looming high unemployment situation. Economic activity has shrunk dramatically, and with it the … Continue reading Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?