The Struggle: Reclaiming the Black Aesthetic

It’s no secret that being black in this world is probably one of the hardest things to be. And being a black woman is even harder. A long history of the oppression of black people painfully lingers in cities around the world. Many of us are still being treated in a way that is unjust…

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The Westernisation of Nollywood  – the Loss of the Family Film and a Unique Identity?

One could say that the growth of African cinema can be owed to the prominent Nollywood. The continuous stream of stories dedicated to exploring the polygamy, witchcraft and barrenness in Nigeria. Not to mention the rise of megastars like Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele-Bello, Mercy Johnson, Jim Iyke, Ramsay Noah and of course Osita Iheme. These…

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On Being a Writer of Colour – the Tide Is Finally Changing

From the dawn of time, stories have been integral to the development of communities. It is the way we have successfully passed down our culture, heritage and truths. But what happens when one story is suppressed and another made dominant? Enter the current publishing industry. As it stands, the amount of diverse voices in the…

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Black Panther Was Great, but Now I’m Ready for a Black Female Superhero Movie

I absolutely loved Black Panther. It lived up to the hype and more. In fact, it destroyed any of my pre-conceptions and revitalised my hope in the black superhero. We are awesome, we are unique and we kick-ass. And we have been doing this a lot more in the past few years. Finally, the movie industry…

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