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 […]
Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Ololade in Lagos Diaries
Exploring the art and science of getting US dollars into Nigeria securely. Lagos Diaries – Episode 7 from Ololade Siyonbola on Vimeo.
Posted July 16th, 2016 by Ololade in Lagos Diaries
Here is a quick entry as we set out to the market and get my daughter’s hair did. Enjoy! Hashtag with me! #lagosdiaries Written piece after the video! Lagos Diaries – Day II from Ololade Siyonbola on Vimeo. I also wrote about Money today!
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 […]
The importance of Funmi Iyanda’s piece lies not in its eloquence, not in its boldness, for Funmi Iyanda has long been bold, eloquent, sagacious. All things modern revolution. The importance is in the highlighting for the world that there is in fact a Nigerian intellectual elite that brinks on revolution. It is her charge for […]
This is the kind of news that gives you hope in the reversal of our collective self-destruction. Adama Ndiaye–aka Adama Paris–has become my new idol. She is the founder of Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal and during the recent opening declared that she had banned skin-bleaching models from the week-long event. This is what I call […]
Many people ask me why it matters what color Christ was. Some just would rather leave the subject alone (read: are scared to find out the truth and have their paradigm shattered), others don’t believe He ever existed (read: are fed up of media lies and don’t know what to believe in). There are so […]
Posted April 30th, 2013 by siyonbola in AFRiCKA, Blog, Spirituality
I don’t usually do this, but I think it’s important to begin to share my testimonies more. I’m part of a living church where things really do happen, change is evident in the lives of the members, accelerated favor, blessings, success is visible in our lives with no dispute. The immigration debate is hot, and […]
Ololade Siyonbola Pays Tribute to Chinua Achebe-Long Version. from Rukayat Aliyu on Vimeo.Nigerian Author Ololade Siyonbola pays tribute to Chinua Achebe, noting how his writing influenced her tremendously even as a child. The headwrap signifies respect to the departed. See the “Open Letter” at UPTOWN Magazine.
One of the most powerful tracks I have ever loved. Fell in love with Talib for taking it to my hometown. I’m mad though that this vid has only 400K views. Whereas the trash on Youtube gets 5 mil+ I love it especially because I don’t believe musik of enlightenment should have to adhere to […]