Q & A With Otosirieze Obi-Young on Enter Naija, Emerging Writers and Provincialism

A day after October 1 2016, Brittle Paper released an anthology, “Enter Naija: The Book of Places”, in celebration of Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary. The book is a collection of stories, poetry, non-fiction and photography all focused on a particular…

Modern Juju Music

Dami Ajayi From I.K. Dairo’s refreshing contribution, to King Sunny Ade and Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, the legendary ying-yang of Juju music, Dami Ajayi traces the evolution of a genre which spanned the oil boom of the 70s as well…

Q & A with Abiola Oni on the London Underground

  Abiola Oni discusses African writing, the tube, and the stereotypes usually associated with Africans in the diaspora with Imade Iyamu. Read Abiola Oni’s story “Strangers On the Train” here.     In your story, ‘Strangers on a train’, you…

Voices: An anthology of contemporary art and literature

    We were taught in elementary school that a noun is a name of a person, place or thing. Ancient, medieval and contemporary literature has encouraged lots of conversations around persons and things, but hardly places. Yet places have…

The Arrangement by Emmanuel Okafor

  With her mother’s death still heavy on her heart, Onyinye’s father makes arrangements for her to marry the person of his choice and the situation goes out of control.   Okafor Emmanuel Tochukwu   Onyinye levered her naked self…

The Simpsons and the Challenge of Portraying Believable Nigerian Characters

In the second part of an on-going project on The Simpsons, we asked bloggers, writers, cultural thinkers and academics to comment on the episode “The Princess Guide” [s26 e15]. Below is a selection of the comments, with an introduction by Dzekashu MacViban. 

[TV Review] The Simpsons’ Nigerian Characters

Wesley Mead Moe, Princess Kemi (Fox) In the first of a two-part project on The Simpsons, Wesley Mead, while reviewing “The Princess Guide” [s26 e15], examines the decline of The Simpsons, from the cultural touchstone it used to be to…

Special End-of-Year Afrofuturist Comic: Futureology

by Makinde Ayodeji (Writer)  and Victor Ikenna Orji (Illustrator) Victor Ikenna Orji is a painter, graphic artist, illustrator and cartoonist and is as well the CEO of Artvantage Studios which focuses on harnessing and producing the best talents in the…

[Short Review] The Chairman of Nigerian Hip Hop

  Dzekashu MacViban A skit which is as outrageous as it is hilarious introduces us to MI’s third album, The Chairman, setting the tone for the album’s treatment of its main thematic concern, which is overcoming the travails one encounters…

BrymO's Lagosian fiction in Merchants, Dealers & Slaves

Serubiri Moses     [Music Review] Reading BrymO’s Lagosian fiction in Merchants, Dealers & Slaves Serubiri Moses Merchants, Dealers & Slaves evokes the confident move of the artist defining their own journey as a songwriter and performer. This is what…

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