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Check Out 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Professor Wole Soyinka

There are certain facts Professor Wole Soyinka that you may never have known. These are some of those facts. Here are some things you may not know about literary icon and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who clocks 85 on Saturday: · He is related to Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti Soyinka is the cousin of the late revolutionary African musician Fela Kuti. Wole’s mother, Grace, was a member of the Ransome-Kuti family known for its contributions to Nigerian art, religion, education, medicine and politics. Aside from Fela, his other cousins include activists Beko Ransome-Kuti and Yemisi Ransome-Kuti and former Health Minister Late Olikoye Ransome-Kuti. · He has been married three times and divorced twice His first marriage was in 1958 to the late British writer, Barbara Dixon, whom he met at...

The Film Business in Nigeria – Lessons from The Bling Lagosians

While people in Anambra or Kwara will be unable to see The Bling Lagosians because cinemas are not available in these states, they will be able to find the latest Asaba release around them, because the marketers have retained the old model of distribution to ensure their films go where they will be bought. Even in Lagos where there are more cinemas than any state in Nigeria, the Asaba marketers have created a movement, building a community and ensuring that the fans catch up on the latest releases. Every year, a small number of comedies become the bedrock of Nollywood’s commercial cinema. The Bling Lagosians is headed that way. With its release, Bolanle Austen-Peters‘ cinema debut intrigues cinema goers for its ability to separate itself from similar stories about rich Lagosians. The polit...

See The Talented Nigerian Woman Who Just Won The 2019 Caine Prize (Photo)

Nigerian author, Lesley Nneka Arimah has emerged as winner of the 2019 Caine Prize. A Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. Arimah defeated authors from Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Kenya to clinch the prize with her short story titled “Skinned”. The short story was published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern (Issue 53) 2018. ‘Skinned’ envisions a society in which young girls are ceremonially ‘uncovered’ and must marry in order to regain the right to be clothed. It tells the story of Ejem, a young woman uncovered at the age of fifteen yet ‘unclaimed’ in adulthood, and her attempts to negotiate a rigidly stratified society following the breakdown of a protective friendship with the married Chidinma. With a wit, prescience, and wicked imagination, ‘...

BBNaija: Meet Avala, Her Brothers And Lookalike Sisters

Mother of one and U.S returnee, Avala has beautiful family members who share similar looks with her. Newly evicted BBNaija housemate, Avala who is a single mother has such a beautiful family. Here are pictures of Avala with her brothers and lookalike sisters. She has been spending much time with them since her premature exit from the Big Brother Naija reality show which is taking place in Lagos State. The cute girl has been on a media tour discussing her experience in the house as well as what she will be up to very soon. She has a 5 year old daughter. See more images:

Pastor Fatoyinbo Prepares For All-Out War, Contacts Daddy Freeze For Help

There is evidence to suggest that at least subtly, Fatoyinbo isn’t waiting for an interview to try out some spin. Online news platform, YNaija has received news that Pastors Biodun and Modele Fatoyinbo are preparing to wrest control of the narrative around the COZA scandal and are currently shopping for journalists to interview them for an exclusive. One of the names currently being shopped is Ifedayo ‘DaddyFreeze’ Olarinde; a Nigerian OAP who rose to infamy in Nigerian christian circles for his 2017 crusade against the religious practice of tithing. Olarinde is familiar to the church, having sparred with many of its leaders and usually in condemnation of their denomination based rituals. “PB and his wife are saying that they have to fight back,” a source who works in the Pastor’s of...

Check Out The Nigerian Billionaires’ Children Who Are Following In Their Father’s Footsteps

There are some Nigerian billionaires’ children who are currently following in their fathers’ footsteps. These are some of them. There continues to be an increase in the number of ‘silver-spoon kids’ at the helm of some of Nigeria’s biggest companies. JOY MARCUS writes on some of them Isi Omenai (Danjuma) Isi Omenai is the son of a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and Senator Daisy Danjuma. He holds a Master from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, and a first degree from the University of Liverpool. He is an oil and gas professional who has built his experiences overtime working in key commercial business functions in East and West Africa where he was responsible for economics, contracting and new business development. The you...

Father And Daughter Cry In Wedding Photo

That precious moment when daddy don’t want to leave his previous daughter. So so adorable

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