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The World Is Witnessing Nigeria’s Creative Golden Age

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Nigerians, of course, saw it all along. The infiltration of world culture by the sounds, images, and styles of their country has been building for some time. The author and photographer Teju Cole notices Nigerian pop music when he travels—recently, in a taxi in Peru. The journalist Bim Adewunmi remembers finding a group of white…

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Nichole Yembra: Managing Partner of One of The Largest FinTech VC Firms in Africa

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One of my goals is to invest in many startups here and on the continent. The African Fintech (Financial technology) sector is one that’s always been interesting to me because of its potential to solve many social and economic issues. According to a recent report from Disrupt Africa, the overall startup funding from venture capitalists jumped…

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10 Lagos Fashion & Design Week Designers To Watch Out For

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Lagos Fashion and Design Week (October 25th- 28th) is a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar. The multi-day fashion event aims to bring together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria. We’ve listed a few of the designers you should get…

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10 Of Our Favorite Fela Kuti Quotes

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Music legend and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 years also today. In honor of his life and his mission to use his music to liberate his people, we have compiled a few of our favorite Fela quotes. Happy Birthday Fela! To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism…

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I Moved From the U.S. to Nigeria and Launched a Fashion Brand

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Leilani Lawani was born in New York, lived in Cameroon for several years before returning to the U.S. for college.  She eventually moved to Lagos, Nigeria and founded her fashion brand, Koélé. What inspired you to start your business? I have a multicultural background in that I have lived in different countries throughout my childhood and adult life.…

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Meet Bukky Karibi-Whyte, CEO of Nigeria’s Top Public Relations Firm

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Bukky Karibi-Whyte is the CEO and founder of Robert Taylor Media, one of the premiere communications agencies in Nigeria, an agency which houses Communications Firms Invicta Africa and Bobby Taylor Company as well as three other brands. Her company represents brands like BROOMFIELD Law, SPAR, Dom Perignon, Cyber Xchange, Henessy, Belvedere, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and various…

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Do Lagos Like This During Social Media Week

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Lagos City The Centre of Excellence. The beating pulse of Africa’s most populous nation. Located in the southwestern point of Nigeria, Lagos is home to approximately 18 million people. The city has a relentless energy that hardly ever disappoints. From February 27 to March 8, Lagos will host Social Media Week and an influx of…

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Meet The Nigeria Women’s Boblsed Team Making History

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Nigeria has a Bobsled team! Yes, the very first African bobsled team is qualifying to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Houston-based trio is made up of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga. We caught up with them to discuss how they have already made history and are on track to do so again.…

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Shoppe Black presents: “Jollof and Jambalaya” bka The Blackest Wedding Ever

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On November 19th 2016, I married my soulmate. It was a perfect blend of her New Orleans roots and my Nigerian culture. One of the things I learned is how African the city of New Orleans is and how connected we are as a people. Friends and family came to celebrate from all over the…

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Luvvie Ajayi on her African Identity, Social Justice, Shopping Black & More!

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Luvvie Ajayi started writing 13 years ago while in college. In 2006, she created her popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com. Fast forward to 2016, she dropped her first book, “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual,” and it became #1 on the New York Best Seller list almost as fast as Beyoncé’s Lemonade topped the music charts. She’s an award-winning writer, digital…

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