The Baseline Of Creativity Works In Mysterious Ways

If you’ve been reading our website for some time, you have been exposed to multiple inspirational movers and shakers. Those who push the limits of creativity to the edge and have something exceptional to say. It might be that if you’ve been exposed to this kind of content long enough, you’ll likely feel inspired by […]

The Long Arduous Road Leading To Nigerian Police Reform

#EndSARS is one of the few social justice campaigns that had Nigerians from all works of life agreeing on one thing: the unit had to go. The hashtag which started trickling into the public consciousness over a year ago snowballed into one of the largest social campaigns in Nigeria. Nigerian youths used the hashtag to […]

These Artists are blurring the lines between Nollywood and Music

Simi is the latest Nigerian singer to pitch her talent in the Nollywood. The singer who dropped one of 2017’s best albums is set to feature in Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, Mokalik. Mokalik is about an 11-year-old sent to work at a mechanic workshop by his parents in order to develop a different perspective on […]

Samah Sadig and Tomi Idowu Explore Concept of Afropolitan in Short Documentary

In the past three years, there has been a cultural renaissance of some sort with African culture making its way into circles it was perhaps excluded from in the past. The arts in particular have embraced the new cool. It is no longer surprising to see Netflix acquire African movies or hear African musicians out […]

In ‘Void’, Grief is Well Explored but Unconvincingly Portrayed.

Grief is not a tool commonly used in New Nollywood: there’s fatigue from seeing it used in the home video era and it’s simply not commercial enough and right now Nollywood is seeking to tell stories that could prove lucrative. Hence the surplus of love and laughter in our cinemas. Director Eneaji Chris working with […]

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019: Balance for Better

by Ayotunde Adegbola The Herstory of International Women’s Day (IWD) For over a century now, the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women are celebrated on March 8 of every year. The objective of celebrating IWD is to accelerate gender parity in our world – a state of equal opportunity (a man is provided […]

ìrìn journal is going against the grain and trying to tell African Travel Stories

ìrìn journal is a new magazine seeking to tell more stories rooted in African travel. As it embarks on the journey to bring its mission to life, the magazine recently started a campaign to raise funds for its debut print edition. We caught up with Founder, Mimi Aborowa on why she’s chosen this path and […]

Winners and Losers Vol 2- 27th January- 3rd February

Winners Kadaria Ahmed  Enough has been said about that interview with Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi. While some of the questions left a bit to be desired, two things stuck with me. One of them was her deft handling of the corruption issue putting it to Mr. Obi that his investment of state funds in […]

Take What You Need: Abiola Babarinde tells us the story behind her debut book

Abiola Babarinde has built a reputation for herself on the writing and speaking circuit in the UK and Nigeria. The crux of her thesis being on the ways through which we can build intentional lives. Her new book, Take What You Need  was borne out of this. The work is effectively a collection of short essays and journal entries that seek to result in a roadmap to greater self awareness. We spoke to her on the journey that led to the book. Find below excerpts; This […]

Winners and Losers Vol.1- 21st- 27th January

Winners Zlatan– The trendiest thing in Nigeria’s music climate right now. Two videos with two of the heaviest weights possible. Finding staying power is the next challenge. Andela– One of the standout players of the tech scene made a play that encapsulates how far it has come and how far it will go. Black People […]

Ahead of Ghana’s Year of Return 2019: An Explainer

With time, December has essentially positioned itself as the centerpiece for primal events and activities across West Africa- Nigeria and Ghana being at the forefront. Riddled with festivities ranging from concerts to festivals and parties, the cities of Lagos and Accra have found ways to set a stamp as the hub for holiday thrillseekers from […]

Key Pop Culture Moments of 2018

2018 has so far been such an amazing year in the world of Nigerian pop culture. We have had key players in the music game dropping monstrous and infectious hits all year-long. We saw the rise of a couple of newcomers in the music industry like Teni the Entertainer as well. As the year gradually […]

In 2018, Burna Boy focused on the music and won our hearts again

2018 was quite an impressive year in music that saw established artists continue to leave their footprint in the music industry. In the case of the country’s two biggest artists- Davido and Wizkid they opted to flood the market with singles after a more focused and controlled 2017.  It also witnessed the arrival of new […]

The Women of Davido’s ‘Wonder Woman’ video

The year seems to be far from over for Davido as he releases a new single Wonder Woman with a video accompanying. The video with a theme similar to Drake’s Nice for What, is a celebration of Nigeria’s leading women making headway at home and internationally and features a couple of cameos from the amazing women. Here’s a […]