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Why I No Longer Use Lace & Ankara: A Brief History of Nigerian Textiles
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Why I No Longer Use Lace & Ankara: A Brief History of Nigerian Textiles

Posted April 9th, 2018 by in Articles, Blog, Culture, Fashion, Textiles

Antiquity Although the international trade in African textiles is dominated by European and Asian companies, most African nations have rich textile histories and great potential for profitable textile industries. Nigeria has tremendous potential for such an industry, however, modern Nigerians from the underemployed to the elite tend to prefer European and Asian imported fabrics for […]

My Heart is in Ake Right Now
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My Heart is in Ake Right Now

Posted November 21st, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture, Events, Nigeria

This post is dedicated to Mercy Omeike, RIP, and all the beautiful people from AABF 2013.   As it is the one-year anniversary of the first annual Ake Festival, my mind runs there frequently this week. There was no precedent for what I experienced at last year’s festival and I imagine there won’t be anything […]

What’s in a Name?
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What’s in a Name?

Posted October 21st, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture

Siyonbola…Swagger to wealth? Stagger to wealth? It depends on whom you ask. I answer to many names. Each of them a reflection of whichever stage I was in at the time, my philosophy about life and culture etc. Some people think I’m running from the law or a 419er, but in actuality I was running […]

Christians are Hypocrites
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Christians are Hypocrites

Posted March 16th, 2014 by in Articles, Blog, Culture, Spirituality

They teach from their soapbox, and then they sleep with their followers. They take your money and buy private jets and gold watches, while you struggle and toil to exit your sufferation. They make you feel uncomfortable in your clothes, telling you to change the way you dress, while they’re having extramarital affairs.  They purport […]

I Will Call Him Sochukwuma: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Problem
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I Will Call Him Sochukwuma: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Problem

Posted February 19th, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Culture

I have never been a gay rights advocate, but always a human rights advocate. I have found it very difficult to write on Nigeria’s anti-gay law. It’s heartbreaking. Gut-wrenching are the reports of mass attacks on “suspected” gay individuals. It just seems so 1465. Seriously, Nigeria? Are you serious? CAN WE HAVE LIGHT NOW? Now […]

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You’re Invited, and I’m Excited

Posted October 10th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Business, Culture, Events

I am so excited and looking forward to hosting you at our event this Saturday. As the Word says, everything starts with a thought. This project started with a THOUGHT and through favor became much more than that. We are very excited to be hosting the very first Nollywood New York Film Series event this […]

The Best Song Ever
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The Best Song Ever

Posted August 16th, 2013 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture, Musik

I loved this song with everything when my Creativity Guru put me on. Just for the danceability of the music and the color of the video. But then I saw this analysis and thought, whoa, the power behind the lyrics and the stories of the singers is a major inspiration for anyone who’s been through […]