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Check Out 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Professor Wole Soyinka

There are certain facts Professor Wole Soyinka that you may never have known. These are some of those facts. Here are some things you may not know about literary icon and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who clocks 85 on Saturday: · He is related to Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti Soyinka is the cousin of the late revolutionary African musician Fela Kuti. Wole’s mother, Grace, was a member of the Ransome-Kuti family known for its contributions to Nigerian art, religion, education, medicine and politics. Aside from Fela, his other cousins include activists Beko Ransome-Kuti and Yemisi Ransome-Kuti and former Health Minister Late Olikoye Ransome-Kuti. · He has been married three times and divorced twice His first marriage was in 1958 to the late British writer, Barbara Dixon, whom he met at...

The Film Business in Nigeria – Lessons from The Bling Lagosians

While people in Anambra or Kwara will be unable to see The Bling Lagosians because cinemas are not available in these states, they will be able to find the latest Asaba release around them, because the marketers have retained the old model of distribution to ensure their films go where they will be bought. Even in Lagos where there are more cinemas than any state in Nigeria, the Asaba marketers have created a movement, building a community and ensuring that the fans catch up on the latest releases. Every year, a small number of comedies become the bedrock of Nollywood’s commercial cinema. The Bling Lagosians is headed that way. With its release, Bolanle Austen-Peters‘ cinema debut intrigues cinema goers for its ability to separate itself from similar stories about rich Lagosians. The polit...

South Africa Denies Nigeria Visa-free Status, Grants Ghana

Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government. South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries. South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa. According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa without a visa. “Tourism will soar if we relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is very important for job creatio...

See The Talented Nigerian Woman Who Just Won The 2019 Caine Prize (Photo)

Nigerian author, Lesley Nneka Arimah has emerged as winner of the 2019 Caine Prize. A Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. Arimah defeated authors from Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Kenya to clinch the prize with her short story titled “Skinned”. The short story was published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern (Issue 53) 2018. ‘Skinned’ envisions a society in which young girls are ceremonially ‘uncovered’ and must marry in order to regain the right to be clothed. It tells the story of Ejem, a young woman uncovered at the age of fifteen yet ‘unclaimed’ in adulthood, and her attempts to negotiate a rigidly stratified society following the breakdown of a protective friendship with the married Chidinma. With a wit, prescience, and wicked imagination, ‘...

Check Out The Nigerian Billionaires’ Children Who Are Following In Their Father’s Footsteps

There are some Nigerian billionaires’ children who are currently following in their fathers’ footsteps. These are some of them. There continues to be an increase in the number of ‘silver-spoon kids’ at the helm of some of Nigeria’s biggest companies. JOY MARCUS writes on some of them Isi Omenai (Danjuma) Isi Omenai is the son of a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and Senator Daisy Danjuma. He holds a Master from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, and a first degree from the University of Liverpool. He is an oil and gas professional who has built his experiences overtime working in key commercial business functions in East and West Africa where he was responsible for economics, contracting and new business development. The you...

Everybody’s father is the best father in the world, mine wasn’t the best – Influencer, Lazywrita pens touching tribute

Social media influencer, Lazywrita has just shared a touching and carefully worded tribute to his late dad who was buried yesterday.   According to him, ‘I couldn’t say a tribute yesterday at his burial because the years that went by has deeply tainted the early amazing memories we had together’. See his full post below… This is a photo of my father. Unlike the usual social media stories where everybody’s father is the best father in the world, mine wasn’t the best _ I can’t remember at what age we started to grow apart but one thing I know is that we were pretty close in my formative years. I vividly remember when he took me to Command Secondary School Jos for my Entrance examination. Someone asked which of your parents you loved more, I screamed ‘My Daddy’ and went...

5 ways to maximize your time at NYSC camp

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), an organization set up by the Nigerian government since 1973 to ensure Nigerian students give a mandatory one-year service upon graduation, recently issued out call-up letters to certain individuals who have qualified to join the last batch for the year. However, while these individuals are much elated to get the opportunity, seeing as completing the service year entitles one to employment, a number of them are perturbed as to how to cope with the three weeks “orientation” period spent in a military-controlled boot “camp” away from family and friends. Jumia Travel, therefore, suggests 7 ways prospective youth corpers can maximize their time at the NYSC camp. Join the OBS The Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) is a great way to serve while in the...

How Long Should You Wait Before Going On Holiday With Your Partner?

Do you dream of romantic trips to Dubai, getting engaged in Paris or moving closer to wildlife in the Safari? Or do you freak out when the man you’ve been dating for less than 6months asks you go with him to a trip to Erin Ijesha or Kajuru Castle in Kaduna   People have different approaches to going away as a couple, and it’s hard to know when is the right time. How do you know when you’re ready? According to new findings, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later – and it’s probably earlier than you’d think. You should go on holiday with your partner within the first three months of dating them, apparently. Few Nigerians, however, make their honeymoon the first travel/getaway experience they have; even after many years of dating. A study of 1,000 adults by Hilton Hotels & Res...

5 Places to Spend 5 Days in Lagos

Lagos is the commercial capital of Lagos, but despite being a city cut out for all work, it is also the relaxation capital of the country. With numerous hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs scattered all over the city, it is the business and playground hub of many, business men and play boys alike. If you are new in Lagos and need to spend 5 days in the city on a vacation of some sort, here is a list of 5 places to spend 5 days in Lagos. Depending on what you want Lagos has it all for you. And no doubt you are bound to find something that matches your mood and energy on this list. LAKOWE LAKES Lakowe Lakes is the newest entrant in the most sought after place to visit in Lagos. The 308-hectare property is home to a beautiful man-made lake, lush palm trees fluttering in the wind, a spa and resor...

Jackie Aina shares valuable advice about money, dating and career for young women

Jackie Aina, the American- Nigerian Youtube sensation is fondly known throughout the beauty world as Aunty Jackie and in her new video she shares some pearls of wisdom with her fans. Let’s be honest, being in your 20s is hard. It’s finally time to get a real job and at the same time, you’re juggling friendships with people who are just as confused as you are and don’t even get us started on dating. On top of all of that, you’re trying to figure out who you are on your own. Your 20’s are a roller-coaster of emotions as you try and find your place in this world. In your early twenties, it’s realistic to think that you have 10 years of freedom to pursue your goals before ‘settling down’, getting a real job, buying a house and starting a family and its a very unique time in your life. Vi...

5 simple things you two can do to grow your relationship

What makes for a healthy romantic relationship differs from couple to couple. For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some work. Although love is the foundation of any happy romantic relationship, love is not enough. In order to have a healthy relationship, both parties have to be willing to work on it. Below you’ll find 5 ways to keep your relationship strong. 1.Take an interest in what interests them My husband loves to golf and watch all sports on television. I had no interest in sports. Eventually, I realized how much he did for me and with me. One day I decided to take golfing lessons and watch sports with him. 2. Learn what pleases your partner sexually Make it clear that his pleasure is your pleasure, and you want to discover everything about what tur...

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