A Nigerian play and its leading man confront western misrepresentations.
For immigrants—especially African and black immigrants to Western countries—the question of home is complex.
After having a heart attack, a white American falls in love with his Nigerian nurse in the CBS TV sitcom, Bob Hearts Abishola. It is also about Nigerian-Americans’ visibility on mainstream US television.
The Nigerian-American writer, Tope Folarin, wrestles with blackness and black immigrant identity in his new novel.
Ajami is the centuries-old practice in West Africa of writing other languages using the modified Arabic script. It is also more widely dispersed than we give it credit for.
The midfielder Augustine "Jay Jay" Okocha is arguably one of Nigeria's best men's football players ever. It is his birthday today, August 14th.
A new documentary film aims to promote awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ in a country where living openly as a gay woman is often a silent and secret struggle.
Africa is apparently hot in Hollywood, but can Hollywood be trusted with African stories?
What does Emmanuel Macron's visit to Fela Kuti's New Afrika Shrine say about what happened to Fela Kuti's legacy in Nigeria.
The last 20 years of liberal democracy in Nigeria have been marred by crises. The next election should be the Left's target.
Director Dare Olaitan’s Knock Out Blessing (2018), is nothing less than a meditation on rape culture.
... And why Nigeria's 2019 elections were about race, class and ideology.
The erratic electricity supply in Nigeria is a metaphor for life there.
On writers, empathy and (black) solidarity politics.
Everyday Lagos and Lagosians fill the pages of Leye Adenle's thrillers, but fail to fill some holes in the plots.
Omoyele Sowore was the presidential hope of Nigeria's most active leftist groups. He fared abysmally. So, what next for progressive electoral politics in Nigeria?
Bisi Silva's constant movement was a form of unlearning, seen in her awareness of artists and cultural production on the African continent.
In a heteronormative society like Nigeria, men are entitled to sex with any and all women.
On xenophobia against Nigerians in Ghana.
Two new Nigerian films explore the world of traditional worship in Nigeria