Sabo Kpade



Sabo Kpade’s stories have been published in Verdad, Glasschord, The Writer’s Room, Sable and Gertrude Press. His play "Have Mercy On Liverpool Street" was staged by Talawa Theatre Company. His story "Chibok" was short-listed for the London Short Prize 2015.


Date: 29 Jun 2018 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
Contrary to accepted belief, Nigerian hip hop never died or would only come alive when the top artists – if fame and stature were the main meter of measurement – bothered to spit bars. Traditionalist hip hop continues to be a feature in the genre, which is also alive to the newer waves of trap and grime, more vibrantly in the mid or lower stratum referred to as the “alternative movement.” This loosely-knit group of young Nigerians e ...

Sugarcane EP

Date: 22 Sep 2017 Category: Music
10.0 Rating
Tiwa Savage told us she had no plans to put out a project this year until she decided to assemble this Sugarcane EP. “All Over,” her first big single of the year, is closing in on 8 million views on YouTube, and has since been followed by cross-national collaborations with Awilo Longomba in “Esopi Yo” and Diamond Platnumz on “Fire”. Signing to Roc Nation already made Savage’s global ambition clear, and early in September she f ...

Foreign Gods Inc.

Date: 07 Oct 2014 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
The friction between white colonists and indigenous Africans has been covered extensively, not least in the works of masters like Ngugi and, much more relatable here, Achebe. So there is a great deal of familiarity with such preoccupations in Foreign Gods Inc. That a modern day gallery in New York specialises in the deities of other cultures only adds a lick of paint on the continued exoticism by some Europeans and Americans. But what grips the r ...

Satans and Shaitans

Date: 18 Nov 2014 Category: Books
5.0 Rating
Obinna Udenwe’s debut novel, Satans and Shaitan’s, published by Jacaranda Press, is as contemporary a novel as you can get about Nigeria right now. It encompasses the troubling rise of a terrorist group, the dubious nature of Christian evangelism and the ingrained corruption in politics. Udenwe has a finger firmly pressed on the pulse of Nigeria’s current challenges giving the book ample opportunity for relevance at a time when ...