Nigeria

CREATIVE ARTS (MP) Marketplace April 23, 2021 BOOK: OJA & THE PARROT’S CURSE

In the modest but peace-loving village of Umuzura, everyone enjoys the fruits of their colourful culture and ample agriculture. Who would start worrying about any prophecy that their happy lives and freedom is doomed to some disaster – even if it wasn’t the village parrot that said so?

Apr'20 What's Going On April 14, 2021 Queens of the Nile and Nigeria: 22nd April 2021

This illustrated presentation will explore how the image of the Black African woman was replaced in Western European Art and her journey back to centre stage, beginning with how the image of Queen of Sheba and other Black African women have been removed from canonical western art.

D Encyclopaedia Africana April 7, 2021 DAVID OLUWALE

“It’s a fitting legacy to an ordinary man, who will no doubt leave an extraordinary legacy,” Yinka Shonibare said. “We have to honour him with this small event and hopefully, if people can learn about history, and the mistakes of history, they won’t repeat them.”

Encyclopaedia Africana R April 5, 2021 ROTIMI

He also helped to found the organization Autograph: Association of Black Photographers.

Encyclopaedia Africana K April 3, 2021 KEMI BADENOCH

“When I saw my British passport, it was like Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. It was amazing, a very special privilege to be a citizen of this country. Many people use citizenship as an international travel document, but to me it was much more than that. I think of this country with affection, feeling, loyalty. Its values make it special.”

Encyclopaedia Africana M March 20, 2021 MANSA MUSA

In addition to encouraging the arts and architecture, he also funded literature and built schools, libraries and mosques. Timbuktu soon became a centre of education and people travelled from around the world to study at what would become the Sankore University.

Politics (RH) Resources Hub March 15, 2021 Vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minorities is due to ‘attitudes in countries they come from,’ says equalities minister

For many immigrant groups, lack of trust in authority is something they actually bring from the countries they come from,” the minister said.

Listening Tree Video (LT) March 14, 2021 GINA YASHERE, SHOLA MOS-SHOGBAMIMU & KELECHI OKAFOR ON SKY NEWS, 04.03.2021

Revolutionary for the time, 3 Nigerian Queens speak about the Meghan Markle/Harry Windsor interview with Oprah Winfrey.

B Encyclopaedia Africana March 1, 2021 BEN OKRI

“To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself.”

A February 28, 2021 EFUNROYE TINUBU

Efunporoye Osuntinubu Olumosa (often shortened to Efunroye Tinubu) was a shrewd and ambitious Nigerian business tycoon who wielded enormous economic power across Western Africa and political power in Abeokuta and Lagos.

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