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Nri Community Celebrates Ancestral Heritage 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The ancient Nri kingdom is one of the oldest kingdoms in the world which has been in existence over 1000 years ago.The sleepy community is widely known as the custodian of Igbo culture and tradition and the head of Igboland because of its abhorrence to artificial niceties of western materials during the pre-colonial era. It is a ...

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Singer Slams Criticism Of Her Breasts In BET Awards Dress

Singer Tanerélle is happy with her body — and anybody who isn’t can just step out of her path. The “Dreamgirl” singer attended Sunday’s BET Awards looking and feeling good in a low-cut dress which exposed some of her chest. However, the look led to comments on social media about her natural breasts and how they needed a “lift” in the frock. ...

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Aguata Celebrates Cultural Heritage

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Aguata local government area is said to have been created on 11th May, 1976. The council area is one of the oldest and foremost local government areas in Anambra state. It used to be a combination of three local government areas interwoven into one viz Orumba-North and South which thereafter became the old Aguata. But the creation ...

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R.Kelly Broke, Arrested For Failing To Pay Child Support

R&B superstar R. Kelly appears broke. His lawyers suggested so after he was taken into custody Wednesday for failing to pay child support, just weeks after he was detained on sex abuse charges. The singer was unable to come up with the $161,000 he owes in payments to his ex-wife and their three children, and a judge in Chicago, where ...

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Fela, Saro-Wiwa, Achebe: what Nigeria’s icons have said about its politics

Fela Kuti’s Mr Follow Follow is the b-side of his album, Zombie. YouTube Uche Onyebadi, Texas Christian University Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and arguably its largest economy, is in electoral crisis following the 11th hour decision by the electoral commission to postpone polls due over the weekend. It’s a good time to celebrate democracy – but also to ponder ...

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Nigeria is punching below its weight despite massive soft power capacity

French president Emmanuel Macron with Nollywood artists during a live show in Lagos, Nigeria. EPA-EFE/Ludovic Marin Oluwaseun Tella, University of Johannesburg The increasing use of soft power in foreign policy by great powers such as the US (prior to Donald Trump’s administration) and China has sparked interest among African policymakers and academics. Soft power is the opposite of coercive capability ...

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Oyi In Anambra Celebrates Cultural Day 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The council headquarters of Oyi local government area of Anambra state recently witnessed the maiden edition of Oyi Cultural Day Celebration as Ogbunike, Nteje, Umunya, Awkuzu and Nkwele converged on the council secretariat to witness the revival and renewal of its cultural day celebration that was hitherto forlorned and jettisoned for many long years. It was the ...

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Anambra To Create Opportunities For Palmwine Tappers

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The potent nature of an undiluted and unadulterated palmwine sourced directly from the palm tree manifested itself recently when the Anambra State Ministry of Culture, Tourism, Diaspora Affairs and Indigenous Artworks organised a food and art exhibition in Awka the state capital.  It was an occasion to go down memory lane of the hayday when natural palmwine ...

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What Netflix’s involvement in Nigeria’s massive film industry really means

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’. Netflix Alessandro Jedlowski, Université Libre de Bruxelles Global streaming service Netflix set its eyes a few years ago on Nigeria’s film industry, better known as Nollywood. Distribution of Nigerian movies on Netflix started around 2015. At the time the American giant bought the rights of blockbusters such as Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st, ...

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Linda Ikeji Dumps Baby Daddy, Gets Lashed On Twitter

Controversial blogger, Linda Ikeji triggered derision from fellow Nigerians on Twitter on Friday after she disclosed that she and her baby Daddy, Sholaye Jeremi have parted ways. The 38 year old blogger had taken to her blog to give reasons why her relationship with her son’s father whom she met in Dec. 2015, didn’t work out as she had expected. ...

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