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Kechi Okwuchi, Sosoliso plane crash survivor gets standing ovation at America’s Got Talent
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Arts, Culture and Sport Kechi Okwuchi, Sosoliso plane crash survivor gets standing ovation at America’s Got Talent

America’s Got Talent was privileged to have Kechi Okwuchi grace its stage. The Nigerian, whose story inspired many, sang beautifully as well. After surviving a plane crash in 2005 that claimed the lives of 60 of her classmates, she stood before the world and sang her heart out. Her story has gone viral, and definitely more people will be rooting for her to win.

Nigeria: Babajide Olatunji’s Photorealistic Art
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria: Babajide Olatunji’s Photorealistic Art

Babajide Olatunji (27) is a Nigerian visual artist and autodidact who works from Ile Ife and born in Okitipupa. At a glance you would think his art is in fact photography. Olatunji spent many years of self-directed study researching art historical movements and modes of production. Speaking to This Is Africa, Olatunji said his art has always been a part of his life. His earliest influence was watching his elder brother create cartoon characters and smileys. Visualization and creating sketches were to him, the best ways he could understand the world around him.

Chimamanda Adichie conferred with honorary degree from Haverford College and Williams College
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Lifestyle Chimamanda Adichie conferred with honorary degree from Haverford College and Williams College

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has made headlines again, and it’s all for good reasons. After being conferred with an honorary degree from Haverford College in the middle of this month, another honorary degree awaits her at Williams College where she’ll be the principal speaker at the Williams College’s 228th Commencement Exercise.