Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is one of the most prominent Northern Nigerian writers in English today. His work has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Caine Prize (2013) and Etisalat Prize for Literature (2014). In 2016, he won the NLNG-sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature for his novel Season of Crimson Blossoms. Kọ́lá Túbọ̀ṣún sits down with him for a conversation about writing, publishing and Northern Nigeria.
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has made history becoming the first African artist signed under Universal Music Group to get 6x Platinum sales. The artist reached the milestone on his music single “Marry you.”
ART X Lagos is an International Art Fair created to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene across Africa and the world. Its second instalment is set to be bigger and bolder than the last.
Greats issue is the New York Times most consuming and complicated annual endeavor that celebrates individuals, such as acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, who are experts in their respective fields and whose work and vision have transformed modern culture.
A liberation statue to commemorate Nigeria’s musical icon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was unveiled in Lagos on the 20th Anniversary of the legends death. “Fela used his music to challenge government and people to explore development through social and economic activities that are rooted in African values.”
About 80 per cent of all persons with disabilities live in developing countries, with 15 per cent of Africans estimated to have moderate to severe disabilities. Young persons with disabilities are three times more likely than non-disabled people to suffer physical, sexual and emotional violence.
Our #WCW is the MD and CEO of Nigeria Communication Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT), Abimbola Alale. She is the only female boss of a major satellite company in Africa, Europe and The Middle East.
Some women choose specifically not to have sex and the internal shame and external backlash that people such Asa undergo is just as detrimental as “slut-shaming.” In an interview in 2015, the Nigerian singer revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28. The interview has resurfaced and is now trending.
African poetry is not dead, it never was. The level of anticipation for Dami Ajayi’s poetry collection is reassuring. Ajayi, who is one of Nigeria’s major voices in the literary scene will release his second poetry collection A Woman’s Body is a Country in November, hailed as an impressive work of poetry.