How Instagram Is Creating More Jobs For Nigerian Illustrators

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“Your social media profile is an extension of your personality… be it an illusion or reality…for me instagram has really helped promote my works so much that I get commissions…

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Meet Cobbler Extraordinaire Damilola Durodola

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An indigene of Ibadan Oyo state, Damilola Durodola is an Engineer turned cobbler, a man who followed his heart against all odds to become one of the finest Shoe makers…

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Excitement At The Fuse Lounge “Songs And Stories With Cobhams” (In Photos)

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You could feel the exhilaration in Fuse Lounge when Cobhams Asuquo played his version of  Yemi Alade’s “Johnny”. He hosted celebrities at the Fuse Lounge on the 31st  of October…

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35 NIGERIANS SELECTED FOR CHRIS IHIDERO’S STORY STORY MASTERCLASS

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The final list of selected participants for the inaugural edition of Chris Ihidero’s ‘Story Story’ has been made public today, following a four week screening period that saw entries from…

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Akon Set To Light Up 40 African Countries By 2020

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“To bring electricity to African villages by a clean and affordable solar energy solution.” This is the vision of “Akon Lighting Africa” since it was launched in February 2014. Akon,…

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How Negativity Affects Office Culture

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For the well-mannered among us, we turn away from the person we’re talking to when the urge to sneeze strikes, covering our nose and mouth in an effort to not…

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Adidas Produce New Shoes From Plastic And Ocean Waste

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Adidas has created its prototype of a new shoe design sure to turn heads. The shoe’s upper is entirely recycled out of materials from the sea – specifically, yarns and…

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How Amateur Photography Is Constructing A New Nigeria

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It was Ogechi’s birthday; a tent stood right at the shores of Elegushi beach, Lagos, as the party of fifteen grew into a mini Covenant University reunion. An event one would…

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Lagos Roads Become A Runway In Urbane Hanger’s ‘Good Morning Lagos’

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   Urbane Hanger is an up-and-coming menswear and lifestyle blog based in Lagos, Nigeria. The site’s latest editorial feature, Good Morning Lagos, was shot at the Independence Tunnel in Maryland, Lagos, and…

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Lights Out in Nigeria By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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LAGOS, Nigeria — WE call it light; “electricity” is too sterile a word, and “power” too stiff, for this Nigerian phenomenon that can buoy spirits and smother dreams. Whenever I…

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Movie Pick Of The Week: Delta Boys [Documentary]

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The savagery of the Boko Haram has slightly overshadowed talk of the Niger-Delta militants but they still remain a flaming issue and threat as can be seen by comments made…

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Downtown Lagos Features In Cover Of Afropolitan Vibes Magazine January Edition

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Cover art of JANUARY 2015 issue of Afropolitan Vibes Magazine featuring BANTU drummer Dare Odede. For those not in the know, the background is downtown Lagos, Hospital Road, very close…

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Bold Makeup Looks: By Rayjeweled Beauty

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Wearing bright colourful eye shadow not only draws attention to the eyes it also adds depth and dimension. What works best is choosing complementary colours to create a fun look.…

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Interview: The ‘Afro-Experimental Pop’ Of Nigerian Singer + Producer Saro

Sheba Anyanwu for Okayafrica: Why the name Saro? Saro: Saro is a name which was initially influenced by the subset of the Yoruba tribe called Saro. I was inspired by…

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Being Quietly Inspired By David Osagie’s Art

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I’ve been Facebook friends with David Osagie for almost 5 years and in that time, I have monitored his work from afar. As an artist and writer, I have been…

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