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How to kill a monument: the demolition of Ilojo Bar
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Arts, Culture and Sport How to kill a monument: the demolition of Ilojo Bar

Ilojo Bar a national monument in Nigeria built in mid 19th century by returned slaves from Brazil has been demolished. The iconic building which housed a music shop owned by veteran musician Victor Olaiya was where King Sunny Ade once bought a guitar. The demolished plot now spots a sign post announcing it property of the government.

Review: Light and Darkness, Alternative systems of justice in Tuko Macho
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Arts, Culture and Sport Review: Light and Darkness, Alternative systems of justice in Tuko Macho

In the web series Tuko Macho, a vigilante group sets out to clean up the city of Nairobi. This doesn’t augur well for them because they are now in competition with the police. What is worse, they have no regard for human rights. Will the ‘seekers of justice’ win the hearts of the people or will the police hunt them down?

Nigeria: 93 Days, film on Ebola outbreak opens in theatres
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria: 93 Days, film on Ebola outbreak opens in theatres

In 2014 and 2015 the West African region experienced the deadliest Ebola outbreak since the discovery of the disease in 1976. About 11,350 people died and thousands of survivors are still living with the painful memories. 93 Days, a docudrama, which premiered in Nigeria this week tells the story of the sacrifices made by many people, who risked their lives to save Nigeria and West Africa from the catastrophe.

Remembering rap legend Tupac Shakur: 10 quotes
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Arts, Culture and Sport Remembering rap legend Tupac Shakur: 10 quotes

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary and seminal America rapper, and actor Tupac Shakur who passed away on 13 September 1996 (aged 25) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Undoubtedly a hip-hop icon, Tupac made and left an indelible mark on the world and influenced a generation of artists, with his acerbic and profound lyrics on urban life in America. We remember Tupac through his quotes, and excerpts from his music.