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What is Nigeria’s Notre Dame?

What is Nigeria’s Notre Dame?

I remembered my visit, years ago, to the excellent Kainji Games reserve, with its abundance of wild life and the Kainji Lake itself, which could have been a centre for…

Fashion, the Death of Papa Wemba and the End of Politics

Fashion, the Death of Papa Wemba and the End of Politics

Papa Wemba, the leading high priest of Congolese music and the SAPE fashion movement died yesterday in Abidjan doing what he loved most, dancing and playing music. He collapsed on…

Rahama Sadau, Kannywood and the War Against Romance

Rahama Sadau, Kannywood and the War Against Romance

In mid-2008, the war against Kannywood entered a new phase with the release of pamphlets from some conservative organisations. The pamphlets were distributed in mosques all over Kano alleging…