Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s ‘Matigari’ Set for the Big Screen by Kunle Afolayan

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, is a novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, memoirist, social activist and one of the giants of the African literary sphere. He is renowned for many great books like Weep Not Child, Devil On The Cross, A Grain of Wheat, Petals of Blood, Wizard of the Crow and many more. One of his […]

Expert Advises Nigerians to Eat Local Foods to Prevent Diseases

A Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of eating local foods to prevent diseases such as diabetes. Ashiru, the Chief Executive Officer of a Lagos-based Detoxification Clinic, Mart-Life Detox Clinic, gave the advice in an interview with the Newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos . The consultant spoke against […]

I don’t Have Any Regret About my Tribal Marks – Nigerian Model Adetutu Alabi

Body marking has been used for centuries in parts of Africa to indicate a person’s tribal heritage. In Nigeria, tribal marks are lacerations made on the face practised by parts of the Yoruba and the Hausa tribe. Nevertheless, the custom is becoming less common and many who bear tribal marks often face stigma in today’s […]

Moroccan-French Ancestral Textiles Designer Inspires Congolese Apprentices

Ghizlane Ouazzani is a Moroccan-French designer who has taken up the task of finding the right balance to produce an ancestral textiles. Ouazzani uses wool and rafia to pay tribute to Moroccan weavers and the Kongo kingdom in present day Cabinda. She says this is her way of forging links between the various cultures in […]

Uganda Plays Host to First-ever Albinism Beauty Contest

Uganda has held its first-ever beauty contest for people with albinism. Among the twenty two candidates from six districts, the judges chose 5 men and 5 women to represent Uganda at the Mr. and Miss East Africa’s beauty contest in Nairobi at the end of November this year. ‘‘Today was an important opportunity because we […]

Merkel Prepares for Political Retirement; Steps Down as Leader of German CDU Party

After some glowing years of service to country as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is poised to take a political bow and bid goodbye to politics. Emmanuel Macron, the 2017-elected President of France, has called Angela Merkel’s decision to step down as leader of the German CDU Party ‘dignified’ and ‘respectable’. His words are ambiguous but […]

Ugandan Chess School Turns Slum Kids into World Stars

Gloria Nansubuga wasn’t even meant to go to the Chess Olympiad. Her coach has been keeping her out of competition, so that she could focus on preparing for her university entry exams. But when a national team player dropped out, she tried for it, at the last minute. The 17-year old, not only made the […]

Uniport Emerge Winner of 14th West African Universities Games

Host of the14th West Africa Universities Games (WAUG),University of Port Harcourt emerged winner of the competition on Sunday. The university emerged the overall winner of the competition on Sunday after winning 75 gold, 36 silver and 24 bronze to top the medals table. It finished the games on a remarkable note by winning all gold […]