Historical romance author (and confessed teenage Mills and Boon fan) Kiru Taye is using her medium to explore pre-colonial stories and our present day impressions of the sexuality of the time
If most Nigerians are to be believed, we do not use sex toys. But somebody’s buying all the sex toys sold in Nigeria, and it’s not uncommon to see ads for sex toys in newspapers. Are we just shy about talking about using “aids” to jazz up our sex lives?
There are few religions as globally misunderstood as African traditional religions. Whether it is being wrongly labelled voodoo, juju or witchcraft, indigenous African faith systems tend to be associated with darkness, animal and human sacrifices, violence and general backwardness
Under colonial rule, traditional healers were deemed backward and outlawed. Little was done to investigate the legitimacy of what these healers actually did. Today the prejudice remains, but our ancestors weren’t stupid. We need to clinically research these remedies.
Something is terribly wrong when a Nigerian girl like myself grows up craving white Barbie dolls. Girls all over Africa crave the same today, and this far from harmless. Fortunately Nigerians are starting to produce dolls that look like us.
Anti-Black racism from Arabs is nothing new, but anti-Black racism from East and South-East Asians is not what most Nigerians expect. I work at an Asian embassy in Nigeria, and here’s what I witnessed.
“Oya: Rise of the Orisha” is an upcoming feature film that blends the Western superhero genre with Yoruba mythology. The film garnered internet attention following their Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.
You ain’t down if you ain’t got the twerk. But why do white girls win cred for twerking while black girls get called “ghetto”, among other things? A case of white privilege?
If you’re one of Nollywood’s millions of fans around the world, you can’t fail to have read one of the sensational headlines in the blogosphere and Nigerian media earlier this year: “Nollywood now producing blue films”, “From Nollywood to Pornllywood”.