Fela Kuti’s friend, Carlos Moore, the black Cuban emigre writer, is the subject of a film about their at times difficult relationship. The result is complex.
Nigerians’ anger and frustration are deservedly directed to their government. But few point to the special breed of Nigerians: the "Crazy Rich Nigerians."
Among the many legacies of Teju Olaniyan’s teaching and writing would be a project to not only speak in the ideological name of Africa, but to redistribute the power of speaking in that name.
Filmmaker Akin Omotoso shows the Lagos that pushes the sane to insanity, the meek to thuggery and the lawful to anarchy.
In Nigeria, survivors of sexual violence and workplace sexual harassment know that facts are not enough.
On the United Kingdom’s attempts to finance the construction of large-scale prison facilities in former colonies, to where it wants to deport undocumented migrants.
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.