Category: Culture and Lifestyle

Life Lessons

Rule Your Life – By Ugo Chigere

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This is my first shot at trying to push a meaningful idea out there to whoever it matters to. I won’t mind if I suck at …

ARTS

You’ll love everything about this Etisalat Short Film

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Over the past couple of years, the Etisalat Prize for Literature has created an avenue for breakthrough African writers to gain much needed home-based significance and …

Life LessonsPeople

King Women: Today, Tell Your Loved Ones You Love Them

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Life happens to us when we least expect it. Our communalistic nature, more often than not, make us take people for granted. “I’ll call her tomorrow”. …

Ideas & InnovationPeople

Bukky Shonibare, others, named Quartz Africa Innovators for 2017

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It has been a good couple of days for Nigeria, overall, especially for the persistent advocates for the release of the Chibok Girls. Oby Ezekwesili has …

ARTSLife Lessons

King Women: As Beautiful, Bold and Spiritual, as TY Bello

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It was the first time she would ever share the subject, being a victim of sexual abuse at a young age. But no one who has …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

82 Chibok Girls are back, are we seriously barking?

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Words fail. The sweetest words fail to describe the relief, the elation, the joy, the return of 82 girls from an intolerable captivity of more than …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

If you take me to Otodo Gbame, will I love Lagos?

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It is now the typical gyration song that celebrates Lagos, more than Jazzman Olofin’s “Eko ile” and DJ Jimmy Jatt’s “Style”. Olamide is one of the …

CommunityLetters & Essays

The Indeed Happy Island of Sokoto – By Chinazo Ukaegbu

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A lot being said about Sokoto state and its habitants, and how stereotyped they are both in character and hospitality considering the fact that it is …

CommunityHealth

What I Learnt Watching Temilade Eat – By Godfrey Orji

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I met my first lactose intolerant person 2 years ago – a witty soft spoken man probably in his late 40s. He was visiting the office …

Life LessonsPolitics and Policy

6 Reasons Everyone Wants to Read ‘Against the Run of Play’

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We’ve not read it yet, but the highly anticipated book by acclaimed journalist, Segun Adeniyi, is set to be launched on the 28th of April, 2017. …

Life LessonsPeople

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 …