Nigeria had 93 million registered voters, but only a quarter voted: 5 reasons why

Posted on Thu 23 March 2023 in Nigeria • Tagged with Nigerian Elections 2023, Bola Tinubu, Tinubu, APC, Peter Obi, INEC, Labour Party, PDP, Atiku

Nigeria’s voter turnout has been declining since 2007. Samuel Alabi/AFP via Getty Images

Chikodiri Nwangwu, Ph.D, University of Nigeria

Nigerians went to the polls in late February to vote for a new president, as well as representatives to two houses of the federal parliament. The turnout was …

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100 years of pop music in Nigeria: what shaped four eras

Posted on Mon 02 January 2023 in Nigeria • Tagged with Afrobeats, music, Jùjú, Yoruba, Tunde King, HighLife, pidgin. Victor Olaiya, Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, Fela, Shina Peters, Onyeka Onwenu, Naija hip hop, Lagbaja, Asa, Davido, Wizkid, BurnaBoy, Tems

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti and his band in Harlem, New York, 1989. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Chijioke Ngobili, University of Nigeria

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of 2020 shut down nearly all physical and social human activities. For musical practice this meant near death …

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