Category: Culture and Lifestyle

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King Women: The 40 million Tara Fela-Durotoye story

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King Women, Personality number 2: The face of the Nigerian cosmetic industry, Tara Fela-Durotoye. Instagram and Youtube today is full of videos of how to apply …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Bode George a “Success Story”? Lagosians are not convinced

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As part of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of the great state of Lagos, commemorative banners are being placed all over the streets of the metropolis. …

PeopleTechnologies and Business

CNN’s Richard Quest talks Buhari, Ikoyi Money, and handling complains about his style

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The famed Richard Quest of the ‘Quest Means Business’ show on CNN is in Nigeria to broadcast an edition of one of his shows. Known for …

CommunityCulture and Lifestyle

Monday Motivation: “Keep Learning – see you at Work!”

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Work should be fun. Contrary to the default feeling of the ordinary employed person, we should really look forward to Mondays, rather than looking to rewind …

MusicReviews

PSquare’s ‘Nobody Ugly’ video throws more light on The Fake Life

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Within the first 24 hours of its release on their official Youtube channel, PSquare’s new single, ‘Nobody Ugly’ was viewed over 700,000 times. The song itself …

Culture and LifestyleTechnologies and Business

Analytics: How Twitter Trends predicted Efe Ejeba’s BBNaija Victory

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It’s over, yea, the Big Brother Nigeria thingy. It’s back to wailing and whining. Yes, the Budget has still not been passed and we have had …

Culture and LifestylePeople

Meet the White Woman who now wants to be called “Nkechi”

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When the American rapper, Nas, sang “I know I can be what I wanna be”, you thought he was stirring children to be motivated to be …

Culture and LifestyleReviews

Hello Pepsi: ‘Blind Faith’ is a Masterclass in Advertising

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To be honest, I haven’t quite grasped what the “sin” of the Pepsi advert was. Those who know, and have raged the most, say it demeans …

ARTSPeople

KING WOMEN: The Best Quotes and Qualities from Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett

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The full version of the first episode of ‘King Women’ is out and it could not have been better. Veteran thespian and screen icon, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, …

ARTSPolitics and Policy

The Pulitzers 2017: Premium Times get a slice, New York Times honored thrice

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The Oscars (cringe!) of journalism held on Monday, the 10th of April and there was some cheer for one of Nigeria’s leading investigative journalism platforms, Premium …

CommunityCulture and LifestyleHealth

Updated: The State of The Meningitis Epidemic in Nigeria

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In what now looks like an annual ritual, Nigeria has been besieged with another epidemic, this time of meningitis. The health challenge which has caused alarm …

Culture and LifestyleFood

Why you shouldn’t wrap your food in aluminium foil before cooking it

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Proceed with caution when using foil for cooking. Shutterstock By Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University If you’re baking fish, roasting vegetables or preparing a piece of meat …

MoviesReviews

Okafor’s Law: Like a well-written pop song, confusing but acceptable – By Chuka Oha

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We have waited eagerly for the premiere of this film. The buzz gathered over the last six months after showing at the Toronto International Film Festival …

Culture and Lifestyle

Fight, flight or … faint? Why some people pass out when they see blood or feel pain

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There are a few explanations as to why some people faint when they get needles or feel pain. Dave/Flickr, CC BY-SA By Cynthia Murray, Neuroscience Research Australia …

ARTSCulture and LifestyleReviews

Dike Chukwumerije’s ‘Made in Nigeria’ show was poetry at its finest – By Adachukwu Onwudiwe

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On the 25th of March, 2017, the Coal City hosted Dike Chukwumerije’s ‘Made in Nigeria’ show at Oaklands event center, Enugu. Yours truly, being a lover …

Community

Doctor, Final Year Student, Suicides: Why?

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The unfortunate incident of Sunday, March 19, along the Adekunle-Adeniji route of Third Mainland bridge has left quite a few Lagosians and Nigerians in general in …

FoodTechnologies and Business

Which State has the most expensive Jollof Rice in Nigeria?

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A new report by SBM Intelligence has revealed interesting indices on the variation in the costs of preparing jollof rice in Nigeria. The research, which covered …

Culture and Lifestyle

7 Leading Acts by Nigerian Women of the Modern era

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Literally, it is impossible to list every single breakthrough act in every industry by a Nigerian woman. Be assured that nearly on a daily basis, women …

Culture and Lifestyle

The rains are here but are umbrellas really necessary?

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The first Monday of March came with ‘blessings’ from above. It poured like it likes to pour on a Lagos morning, just in time to slow …

Culture and Lifestyle

AMVCA 2017: Rita’s Rally, Sambasa’s Salute & The Best speech moments

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The 2017 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2017 was quite the show. Clarity of sound? Check. Deserving winners? Check. Organization? Check. Diverted …

Culture and Lifestyle

Big Brother Nigeria: So, you stay up for the sex too?

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There’s an opinion out there that attempts to justify the open sexuality displayed on the Big Brother Nigeria show. In the opinion of the opinionist whose …

Culture and Lifestyle

Excuse me feminist, can I help you start your Keke?

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Chivalry, a word fast declining in both frequent use and relevance. Did you have to search it up to know what it means? You are not …

Culture and LifestyleEducation

Valentine’s Day: Revisiting Reeva, violation & child marriages

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! It’s been tough love this year, but folks are celebrating valentine with much red and verve. Perhaps not as much as in any …

CommunityCulture and Lifestyle

Gifts, Parties – there are a few more things you can do on February 14

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“It is everyone’s third favourite day of the Year. After birthdays and Christmas day, Valentine’s Day is one of those days you could rightly wish for …

Culture and Lifestyle

Lagos Kenya-thon! What’s with those East Africans though?

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1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, all to Kenyans. The first woman to cross the line was also Kenyan. So much for ‘Lagos’ marathon. The highly anticipated …

Culture and Lifestyle

Three creative hobbies to overcome shyness

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What some may otherwise call an inferiority complex, or cowardice in extreme circles, shyness is, in actual sense, a variant of package pride. Prejudice may be …