by Daniel Nkado Masquerades are a major part of Igbo culture. In the past, masquerades were not just used for entertainment; they served political roles too. They stood as custodians of village and clan laws. Anybody who broke the law risk being visited by a masquerade. That time, too, the […]

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Obi Ray stood at the centre of his room talking to himself again. He’s been doing that a lot lately. He ran one palm across his sweaty forehead and cast his eyes to the wall. His eyes were red. For a while now, he’s been finding everything meaningless. It got […]

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by Daniel Nkado The harmattan wind blew in a strange way. It is cold but very dry, like winter in a desert. In harmattan, mornings are usually quiet. Everyone is apparently more concerned about what to cover up with, or what softening balm to apply to their drying lips, than […]

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by Staff writer It’s always best to have a relationship defined from the onset — it helps you know where you stand. There have been cases of two people being together for a really long time, acting all lovey-dovey, and then something comes up one day and one of them […]

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by Staff writer One of the biggest and most expensive nightclubs in Nigeria, Club Quilox has been shut down by the state’s environmental agency. The club, which is located in Victoria Island, Lagos, was reported to have been sealed by the state’s government for polluting the environment with their activities. […]

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by Elizabeth Nana Hydrophobia — that’s the term to describe people like me who are scared of water. I’ve always avoided anything beach, but when Ami called again and shouted “you must go o” on the phone, I knew there was no escaping this one. You see, there is one […]

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by Staff writer Despite a slow start, 2019 turned out to be a really BIG year for news-hungry Nigerians. From celebrity scandals and reality TV drama to massive political controversies, gist lovers cannot say 2019 has not been great. Nigerians are heavy on the internet, dominating most of the popular […]

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by Staff writer Uzo Aduba will join actress Lupita Nyong’o in the anticipated TV adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s best-selling novel, Americanah. News of Aduba’s casting comes after Harriet actor Zackary Momoh joined the series. Uzo Aduba is best known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix […]

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