EXCLUSIVE: HBO announced the upcoming documentary Black And Missing from Emmy Award winners Geeta Gandbhir and Soledad O’Brien that will focus on Black missing persons cases. Black And Missing will premiere on HBO with two back-to-back episodes on Nov. 23 followed by the release of the remaining pair of episodes on Nov. 24. All episodes will be available to stream after airing on HBO Max. The four-parter, which was three years in the making, follows Black and Missing Foundation founders Derrica and Natalie Wilson as they dive into specific cases and break down how systemic behaviors and attitudes stem from centuries of...
Milan and Paris are often considered the premier design destinations, but right now we’re drawing major inspiration from Nigeria. At this year’s annual Design Week Lagos exhibition, local firms like Aga Concept and Ike Studio made a name for themselves, showcasing their new and noteworthy creations—picture maximal prints galore and tactile materials. Here, we’ve highlighted our top six finds from the show, starting with an iron-based dining table.
Umar Rashid’s narrative paintings collapse past, present and future into a darkly comic vision of colonialism
In Umar Rashid’s “Culinarialism,” an exhibition of six paintings and several drawings on view in Cultural DC’s mobile art gallery, petticoat-clad colonizers drink from red Solo cups. Age-old Yoruba deities blast laser beams from their eyes. Enslaved people tend to a fanciful feast featuring Manny and Olga’s pizza in a gilded, 18th century manor. These irreverent images tell the story of an ill-fated dinner party in fictional Belhaven, Va., where the past, present and future — the earthly and the fantastical — all swirl together into a kaleidoscopic vision. The violence of centuries past appears frighteningly close. Perhaps because it always has been.
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has removed the “COVID-19” from its name, not because the pandemic is over, but because the group has expanded to do more than just offer coronavirus tests and vaccinations. On Wednesday, it opened a clinic offering primary care and behavioral health services to adults and...
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, has urged the Federal Government to restructure the Nigerian Police for effective service. Adams gave the advice yesterday at the 2021 edition of Olokun Festival at Sultan Beach, Badagry, Lagos. According to him, the Police in Nigeria are understaffed, demoralised, poorly...
HBO has announced plans to air the documentary series Black and Missing, highlighting The Black And Missing Foundation’s efforts to locate missing people of color. The four-part documentary series from Emmy Award winner Geeta Gandbhir and journalist, author and activist Soledad O’Brien will premiere on Nov. 23, the premium cable network said Wednesday in a press release.
Yorubaland’s Aare Ona Kakanfo, Chief Gani Adams, urged the federal government to restructure the Nigerian police force for efficient service. Adams gave his advice on Wednesday during the 2021 edition of the Olokun Festival in Sultan Beach, Badagry, Lagos. According to him, the police in Nigeria are understaffed, demoralized, poorly...
In certain cosmogonies, it’s not strange to find deities that are considered older than the universe itself. These divinities are usually associated with the beginning of creation. This is the case with Nana Buluku, the supreme African goddess. Although Nana Buluku originated within Fon mythology, she’s also found in other...
The Osi Basorun of Ibadanland and Oyo State 2023 Governorship hopeful, Alhaji Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has condoled with the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta – His eminence, Alhaji Daud Akinola on the death of his wife, Alimat. Adeduntan condolence message is contained in a statement made available to...
Welcome back to part two of spookiest traditions across the world. This week, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting rituals people celebrate in Asia, Africa and Australia. First on the list is the Halloween Parade in Tokyo, Japan. According to Contiki.com, every year on Oct. 27,...
That is loads for any artist to juggle — particularly after being hospitalized and recovering from a extreme case of COVID-19 and pneumonia. “I needed to shut all the pieces down for a few month,” Wale says of battling the virus. “I used to be within the hospital for a pair days, after which I used to be on bedrest. The album would have been out considerably earlier for positive. It was loads, however I’m glad I made it out, and I’m excited to get again on the street and see my followers, hopefully early subsequent yr, as a result of I respect all people supporting the music.”
Nigerian award winning novelist, Biyi Bandele is set to direct EbonyLife and Netflix’s film adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’. The film will be set as a period piece and will follow the plotline of Soyinka’s play. Confirming production, EbonyLife boss Mo Abudu wrote on Instagram:. “We...
One of the particularities of the West African Yoruba religion is that its supreme god, Oludumare, remains always far in the skies and governs the Earth through a group of deities known as the orishas. Among these deities, Obatala stands out for being the god of purity, clear judgment, and the creator of humanity.
Ace Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi, celebrates her 51st birthday today and already celebratory messages are being sent to the sonorous singer by her family, friends and fans; most especially via social media platforms. Celebrating his wife, Soji Alabi in a loving message shared on his Instagram account described Tope,...
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has averred that the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho did not heed the advice given to him by traditional rulers as he chose to listen to the advice of the people who surrounded him. Igboho has been imprisoned in the Benin...
In the back of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún’s new book, Ìgbà Èwe, a Yorùbá translation of Childhood, written in English by an American poet, academic and philosopher, Emily Grosholz, Ngugi wa Thiong’o writes, “translation is the common language of all languages.” Through translation, the book enters the Yorùbá world, cross-fertilizing the idioms and seeing where they converge and diverge. The task of translation is delicate, slippery and fascinating. It is an opening, an entry into a conversation of many cultures.
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, says the country’s problems will come to end when President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), leave office in 2023. The group’s acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said this yesterday while addressing journalists after the group’s monthly meeting held in his Sanya...
FYC: Best Latin Jazz Album “Orun” by Marlow Rosado featuring Living Legend Chucho Valdés and Saxophonist Ed Calle
Two-Time Grammy Award Winner Marlow Rosado is back with a new release under the J&N Music Group Label for a 2021 Grammy Award consideration. (The Magazine Plus Editorial):- Miami, Florida Oct 27, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Pianist, producer, songwriter Marlow Rosado is a musical force. During the pandemic, he stayed creative and made music. Out of one of the darkest times in global history, Rosado recorded the 9-track album, “Orun,” under the J&N Music Group label. This is his first Latin Jazz album to be considered for the 64th Grammy Awards.
A socio-cultural organization for the Yoruba people of Nigeria, Afenifere says the solution to the problem of the country is for the president, Muhammadu Buhari to exit office. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the 2023 Nigeria General elections will take place in February of that year, to elect the new President....