A fan of rapper Naira Marley writes that it will take more than counter-cultural popularity to effect any tangible change in Nigeria.
Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?
Rather than addressing food scarcity, genetically modified crops may render African farmers and scientists more, not less, reliant on global markets.
Plutôt que de pallier l’insécurité alimentaire, les cultures génétiquement modifiées risquent de rendre les agriculteurs et les scientifiques africains plus, et non moins, dépendants des marchés mondiaux.
Pressure on African writers to avoid the criticism of poverty porn limits the imagination of the writer and the ability to speak truth to power.
The irony of preaching social distancing to those living in close urban dwellings in Lagos exposes the crass nature of class disparities in Nigeria.
The hashtag movement #WeAreTired highlights that rape is an epidemic in Nigeria, but nobody in power wants to tackle it.
With a new book, Chimurenga resurrects Festac, the blackest and largest ever gathering of artists from Africa and its diaspora in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lessons for Americans in the age of Black Lives Matter, from the Niger Delta’s long struggle for environmental justice.
The Nigerian scholar and poet, Harry Garuba, who died in February 2020, was a key figure in African Studies and teaching literature in South Africa.
The destruction of Tarkwa Bay in Lagos and the battle over what makes a city and who belongs in it.
Jumoke Verissimo’s first novel, A Small Silence, explores the psychic afterlives of protest in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic.
The legacy of Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died from COVID-19, helps us understand how powerful and yet constrained Nigeria's Presidency is.
Among other notable achievements, Wole Soyinka made political music. In 1983, he even released an album.
A documentary film reclaims precolonial histories and spiritualities between Nigeria and Venezuela.
Pentecostalism in Nigeria preaches that prayer, not political action, is the solution to COVID-19.
Because he wants to shock his audience, the influential French philosopher and TV personality doesn’t help us make sense of political violence in Nigeria.
What alternative pathways are available towards accountable governance in Nigeria?
Fela Kuti’s friend, Carlos Moore, the black Cuban emigre writer, is the subject of a film about their at times difficult relationship. The result is complex.
Nigerians’ anger and frustration are deservedly directed to their government. But few point to the special breed of Nigerians: the "Crazy Rich Nigerians."