3 minutes read April 19, 2013 Big Brother Goodluck Jonathan Late last year, we ran a piece on the documentary Fuelling Poverty, a 30 minute crash course on the politics, implications, and significance of #OccupyNigeria and the fuel subsidy protests….. Read More 2 minutes read February 28, 2013 Zina Saro-Wiwa’s ‘Phyllis’ and the subversion of Nollywood cinema Zina Saro-Wiwa’s “alt-Nollywood” short film, Phyllis, is one of the weirder fifteen minutes of film I’ve seen in some time. “Using Nollywood to subvert Nollywood,” it is an atmospheric, impressionistic,….. Read More 2 minutes read February 27, 2013 Classic Jukebox N°1: Nigerian Highlife They just don’t make ‘em like they used to, at least when it comes to Nigerian highlife. Whether that’s good or bad is up for debate. Whatever the case, people….. Read More 1 minute read December 11, 2012 Documentary: Fuelling Poverty in Nigeria Kicking off with an introduction from Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, the short documentary Fuelling Poverty amounts to a very brief Nigerian Fuel Subsidy 101 course. In thirty minutes, it covers….. Read More 3 minutes read December 10, 2012 The Fairtrade Façade “Trade not aid” – if you’ve been paying attention to the discourse on how to improve living standards for the world’s poor, it’s a familiar phrase. Over the past decade….. Read More 4 minutes read November 22, 2012 The Trouble with the Nigeria Prize for Literature The richest literary prize in the world, the Nobel Prize, carries a US$1.1 million purse. The richest lit prize in Africa, the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature, doesn’t quite match….. Read More 2 minutes read October 29, 2012 McDonald’s Baobab Tree These days, it’s not uncommon to see Western fast food chains alongside local favorites in the post-colony. Lagos, for example, has its Nigerian fast food chains (Mr. Biggs, Chicken Republic,….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.