“Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art May 18 through Jan. 2, 2017. The exhibition features six internationally recognized African artists and examines how time is experienced and produced by the
The recently coronated Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, a supreme leader of the Yoruba people of Nigeria will visit New York City on June 10, 2016 as part of the King’s US Tour and pledge to unify all Yoruba people.
It can be easy to acknowledge people when they have reached the top in their chosen profession. The road is steep for those who want get into the music game. The definition of success in the music industry is gray at best and is usually very multi-layered. Emerging Nigerian
Within the past decade there has been a surge in sustainable fashion and consumerism regarding ethical sourcing, production, and employment. This methodology of building awareness and providing consumers with what they want is a solid place to start when exposing a different narrative about underrepresented
All over the world mothers are celebrated in stories, legends, poetry and song. The language used may vary, the days to celebrate may be different, however, every culture takes the time to show how kids delight in their mothers and how mothers live on forever
Damilare Sonoiki, a writer on the hit television series Black-ish is creating a television show about a young Nigerian, Ayo, navigating America amidst the culture of his immigrant parents and his American peers. Ayo is every first-generation immigrant kid. In the teaser we see the causes of Nigerian exceptionalism:
In a recently released track titled, Boosit, Nigerian musician and producer, Cobhams Asuquo, delivered a moving presentation on a number of pressing sociopolitical issues. Asuquo, who produced Aṣa's internationally acclaimed first album ASA, collaborated with the comedic-rapper, Falz on Boosit.
Spoken in an impressive Ibadan-Yoruba accent, 'boosit’ is a
Embracing oneself, flaws and flabs, in an era of face beats and leg contouring has never been more difficult. Moreover, black women especially are constantly forced to question their own unique and complex beauty in a society that has created an ideal beauty standard for women:
When news broke that Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna gained acceptance into all eight Ivy League schools, the internet went crazy celebrating Nigerian excellence. We now know that her official choice is Harvard, where she will study biochemistry and environmental science. A rarity as a woman in science, Uwamanzu-Nna was picked as
From Casablanca to Capetown, from Kinshasa to Mogadishu, and from Lagos to Luanda, Africa is dotted with cities that constitute political, economic, social, and intellectual alternatives to the nation, while being situated within it. Perennial challenges to nation-states in Africa and beyond, combined with the