I was born, and have lived over half of my life in Kaduna State, which is located in northern Nigeria. I was born during the 1992 Zangon Kataf crisis, which was a result of an explosive mix of religious and ethnic rivalry. This crisis led to the burning of buildings, destruction of property, the death … Continue reading Northern Nigeria & Internal Displacement
by James S Namalira A true life experience of Kozito Eze I was in Lagos for the weekend for a couple of meetings and other personal arrangements sometime in May. I had to make the quick trip totally unplanned, because of how personally important securing bags is to me. But, I had to make a … Continue reading Her Plight
By Timi Aluko, Nigeria Lying on my bed with my eyes glued to my phone screen, I was scrolling through the pages of my Instagram feed. From slaying mamas to small businesses to black Americans screaming cultural appropriation. A particular post caught my eye, cultural appropriation of the Ankara fabric. I read the details of … Continue reading AUTHENTICITY OF AFRICAN CULTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON CULTURE APPROPRIATION.
By Chibuike Burxymoore Emmanuel, Nigeria When popular Nigerian musician TY Bello sang the song ‘The Land is Green’ from her Greenland album, she was re-echoing an ideal birthed by Nigeria’s founding fathers. This ideal is captured so ebulliently on the Nigerian flag which is striped Green White Green. This greenness represents the rich and fertile soil-the … Continue reading Greenland
By Abdulfawaz Oyebamiji Tunde, Nigeria As I sit behind my desk as Chief Editor at the World Peace Institute, a pen in one hand and 'Half of a yellow sun' in the other, my mind drifted off to the moment I actually got acquainted with the works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. While in high school … Continue reading WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS! (How a Nigerian man was inspired by feminism)
I was eleven years old when I woke to the sound of bullet cartridges pattering on the iron sheet roof of our home. It was 15 years ago. From that moment everything I had known about this small town, Ile-Ife, where I was born in Nigeria , changed forever. Life as I knew it came … Continue reading WARRING KIN by Ifeoluwa, Nigeria