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Announcing the Finalists for the John Leonard Prize 2017

The National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors has announced the finalists for the 2017 John Leonard Prize for literature. This award recognizes outstanding debut books in any genre. This year’s finalists includes Nneka Les ...
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And the year 2017 belongs to…DAVIDO

Davido still bears the palm as 2017’s winner of most hits in Nigeria. Why? ‘If’ was intense…[and] ‘Fall’ wasn’t as melodious as ‘If’, but [it] came with a slang that still graces timelines and tweets to this ...
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Tatu: What Happens When a Few Good Actors Can’t Save a Movie

With recent offerings, it seems there are two ways to make a bad Nollywood movie: take a flimsy plot, plop in some slightly above average actors and one or two Nollywood greats, use lots of bright colours and well decorated sets, ...
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Where is Tech in African Literature?

It is curious that in 2017, there are few African novels that represent technology the way we use it in our daily lives. Beyond cursory mentions of popular social networks and sending emails, there is almost no recognition of what ...
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Curious case of Mr. Eazi and why Nigerians need to do better

A lot has, and is still being said about Mr Eazi on social media following his criticism of other Nigerian artistes for utilising Ghanaian elements on his Capital Xtra interview with Ras Kwame. The outburst started when a twitter ...
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Lagos Big Boy: A Creative Misstep by Ndani TV?

A poster of four boys in agbada looking regal and ‘demonic’ would definitely melt many hearts. This is perhaps why a lot of us, me included, fell quickly for the Lagos Big Boy series, that is apart from the reputation Ndani TV ...
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