Money is breaking democracy in Nigeria

Posted on Mon 27 June 2022 in Nigeria • Tagged with Democracy, Nigerian Politics, INEC, PDP, Peter Obi, APC, Buhari, Tinubu, Atiku, Awolowo

Some Nigerian women displaying their voter cards at a polling units during one of the country’s elections. Photo:aap/ Peter Obe. Obe

Ayo Olukotun, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Nigeria has had 23 years of unbroken civilian rule since 1999, and commemorates this return to democratic …

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From Nigeria to the world: Afrobeats is having a global moment

Posted on Thu 21 April 2022 in Nigeria • Tagged with Afrobeats, Entertainment, Music, Fela, Grammys, Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Yemi Alade, Tems, CKay, Pheelz, Buju, TikTok, Instagram

Tems performs in London in 2021. Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage

Garhe Osiebe, Rhodes University

Another Grammy Awards season and there is a growing list of African nominees. For African music enthusiasts, it is heartwarming that recognition is being accorded to practitioners in the Afrobeats space.

Afrobeat and Afrobeats, although …

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