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

TRUE STORY: Lam Chris and a Determination to Win – Afeso Akanbi

The story of 22-year-old Iroegbulam Chidubem, popularly known as Lam Chris by friends, a youngling who hails from the eastern Nigerian State of Imo, is not only inspiring because of his humble beginning and touching story: it is kicky and worth telling because of his sheer determination to win, a decision he took at a fairly young age… And from the questions he has been … Continue reading TRUE STORY: Lam Chris and a Determination to Win – Afeso Akanbi

LEARN AFRICA – Borno not half as bad as media painted – Nigeria’s Biggest Food Critic, Opeyemi Famakin

There’s money in Borno. Money that makes the money of old Ikoyi look poor. Opeyemi Famakin So, we’ve been following the exciting world of the foremost food and wine critic in Nigeria, Opeyemi Famakin, also popularly known as the Commissioner for Enjoyment, as he tours locations in Nigeria, giving exciting reports and reviews of the various cultures and lifestyle of indigenes, as depicted by their … Continue reading LEARN AFRICA – Borno not half as bad as media painted – Nigeria’s Biggest Food Critic, Opeyemi Famakin

No Left Over Restaurant adds MOINBURG, 3 other products to menu this August

It’s good news for food lovers in Lagos, Abuja and environs as No Left Overs CEO, Mrs Ayodeji Megbope unveils MOINBURG, the latest ‘yumilicious’ addition to their menu, while also announcing the impending launch of three additional products over the weekend. Quoting Mrs Megbope, “… my heart was set to create new products from our signature brand. I needed a ‘divine’ and healthy concept that … Continue reading No Left Over Restaurant adds MOINBURG, 3 other products to menu this August

African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films

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

Pediatrics Memoir – A true life story by Oyepeju Abioye MB, BS

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

African Talents: Meet Mooya Musunga, an Ace Choreographer from Zambia

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

The Man Robert Akande, and the Quest to Save Akoko-Edo LGA @dopplerfilmz

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

Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi

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

Young Nigerians rise up to demand a different kind of freedom

(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