The Jamie Foxx of Africa? Nigerian Comedian Lands $1 Million Deal 

A comedian from Nigeria who has mostly boasted his comedic trade through Instagram and other social networks is now the new brand ambassador for Vomoz Communications, a company that offers airtime and international calling, and the endorsement deal is worth one million dollars. Henry Obiefule, better known as Chief Obi, is an internet sensation whose showbiz dreams…

Gates/Zuckerberg-Funded Ugandan Schools to be Shut Down

More than 60 Bridge Academies—low-cost schools that favor a technological approach to pedagogy—have been ordered to stop operating by a high court judge in Uganda. The legal issue stemmed from complaints by education officials who accused the Bridge International Academies of providing substandard facilities and unqualified academic staff. Although the court ruling was issued in November…

Why are Nigerians Boycotting Coca-Cola Drinks? 

A High Court judge in Lagos, Nigeria has issued a ruling that Coca-Cola products could be “poisonous.” The ruling was controversial and has sent shock waves of alarm throughout the country. According to Dupe Atoki, Director General of Nigeria’s Consumer Protection Council, “Fanta, Sprite and Coca-Cola have arguably and consistently been the most widely consumed beverages in…

Top African and African-American Writers Among Winners Celebrated at PEN America’s Literary Awards

The 2017 PEN America Center Literary Awards evening touted a marvelous array of African and African-American authors among the writers recognized at this year’s gala. Celebrated at the New School’s glamorous John L. Tishman Auditorium on March 27, the winners reflect the complex tapestry of the African diaspora. The awards’ final night came with some surprises.…