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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...

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, ‘...

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...

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