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Crushing on Artist Ndidi Emefiele

Ndidi Emefiele’s work is fast becoming the popular screen saver on both phones and laptops but personally, i can’t seem to get enough of her. Ndidi’s characters are delicate, complex,playful, fierce and pop. I also think its time she started an eye wear range. The glasses which are a constant fixture in her work, she […]

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The Jumia Look Book

Collaboration alert!!!! I got a chance to play dress up thanks to Jumia, the online retail company. As you know i’m all about self confidence, self love, and anything that propels you on that journey to becoming your best self. Ok, so it was also an opportunity to indulge my wannabe model fantasies. I reckon […]

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Lagos Theatre Festival

I am just too excited. Anyone who knows me know how passionate i am about the arts and this weekend the British council will be showing four plays at Freedom Park in Lagos Island as part of the the Lagos Theatre Festival which is in its second year. Last year i got to see Inua […]

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In conversation with Ms Adichie

  By Wana Udobang While the world anticipates the release of the silver screen adaptation of the Orange prize winning novel ‘Half of a yellow sun’ , Its author Chimamanda Adichie is back on the road promoting her third novel titled ‘Americanah’.  Though Americanah has been described by critics as a novel about race and […]

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Akwaaba: From Accra With Love

A lot like many Nigerians I know, I had never been to Ghana though its only forty-five minutes away. It would also interest you to know that a ticket to Accra cost just a little bit more than a flight to Abuja. So  you can see why i was a little disappointed that for someone […]

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From Page To Stage

For some reason I have always been a bit insecure about my poetry and fiction. Maybe it is because I wasn’t one of those people who read and wrote ferociously as a child. When I read about writers, I feel a bit like a fraud calling myself one as I’m still trying to play catch […]

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Yari Yari Ntoaso:Continuing The Dialogue

I am really excited to be featured amongst seven other incredibly talented Nigerian women at the Organisation of Women Writers of Africa’s Yari Yari Ntoaso international conference on literature. Not only have I become friends with three of the women on the bill Wura-Natasha Ogunji , Lola Shoneyin and Bibi Bakare, I am also a […]

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WILL I STILL CARRY WATER WHEN I AM A DEAD WOMAN

By Wana Udobang As far back as I can remember, I have always been an artist’s guinea pig, whether its being an extra in my friends Claire or Ghandi’s student films or Victor Ehikhamenor’s installation piece for his exhibition ‘Entrances and Exits’, I am always a willing collaborator. This was the reason why when Nigerian/American […]

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RE-WRITING THE DISCOURSE

The 14th of February. A day dedicated to celebrating love and lovers all around the world; Valentines Day. It was also V-Day; a global activist movement to end violence against women. Women in over 200 countries, from South Africa to the Philippines and even here in Lagos, dancing and chanting all spurred on by the […]