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LVMH 2019

African Designers KENNETH IZE and THEBE MAGUGU made 2019 LVMH Prize Finalist

For the first time ever, an Israeli designer and two African designers — Kenneth Ize from Nigeria and Thebe Magugu…

Nnedi Okorafor, Wanuri Kahiu Co-Writing Octavia Butler’s ‘Wild Seed’ to be Produced by Viola Davis

Nigerian-American novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy & magical realism, Nnedi Okorafor and Kenyan filmmaker, director of the controversial LGBT…

Burna Boy’s new YouTube documentary tells his story authoritatively

Burna Boy is having the type of moment that we’ve yet to see in contemporary Nigerian music. As he continues…

Watch Wande Coal’s ‘King Coal’ Documentary

Last month, NotJustOk released a trailer for the King Coal, which followed the singer in the run-up to his first-ever headline concert in Nigeria. Now,…

The Trailer For Beverly Naya’s Documentary ‘Skin’ Features Phyno, Eku Edewor, Bobrisky, Hilda Dokubo

Nollywood actress Beverly Naya has finally released the official trailer for her forthcoming documentary on colourism called Skin, directed by…

Burna Boy takes in global domination and love for Giannis Antetokounmpo on The Score’s Cross Culture segment

2018 was Burna Boy’s MVP year marking his ascension to the top bracket of Nigerian artists alongside the likes of…

Nigerian Refugee, 8, Becomes Chess Champion in New York

8-year-old Nigerian refugee Tanitoluwa Adewumi has the world on standstill after trumping 73 other chess players within his age group…
365 days of love

This Facebook Watch Series Tells The Love Story Of A Nigerian-American Couple

Imagine telling a love story every day of the year to over 9 million people? Well, that’s exactly what Modern…

The Global Issue: Adesua Etomi-Wellington graces VOGUE’s April cover

Nollywood royalty Adesua Etomi-Wellington is featured on the latest American VOGUE for it’s April issue, celebrating 14 global talents from…

#StandToEndRape convener Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2019.

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, founder of the Stand To End Rape – S.T.E.R initiative has been named Commonwealth Young Person…

Forbes Woman Africa Honours Oby Ezekwesili, Uche Pedro and Caster Semenya

A set of African women trailblazing various paths in business, sports, science, entertainment, leadership etc were recognized at the just…

These Nigerian Authors are Bringing New Narratives to The UK’s Foremost Literary Prize for Women

When it comes to literature, Nigerian authors are known to break barriers and our women authors are at the center…
Oscars 2019- Regina King

Oscars 2019: Winners, Red Carpet Looks, and Standout moments

The Oscars are arguably the most sought-after honour in the Hollywood awards calendar. Following a more sombre approach to the red…

Chimamanda Adichie on Fake News, Cancel Culture & #MeToo as she Receives 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award

We reported last year that Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the recipient of the 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award.…

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…