Anthony Joshua pays tribute to Femi Kuti at the New Afrika Shrine

Anthony Joshua, the two-time unified world boxing heavyweight champion, visited the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos to pay homage, presenting his belts to the king of afrobeat, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti on 20 February. In a charged atmosphere, during the Thursday rehearsal session (which in itself is a show), the champion entered the Afrika Shrine and the frenzy doubled. He went straight to the stage, prostrated in … Continue reading Anthony Joshua pays tribute to Femi Kuti at the New Afrika Shrine

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Molue nostalgia

Molue has all that you want to buy especially in the healthcare department, there’s always a vendor of all kinds of medicine or magical product that can make all ones problems go away forever. Ironically, a Molue is like a moving school, with a lot of colourful paintings and words written on them. Even job notices and success tips are pasted all around the bus inside out. Continue reading Molue nostalgia

Black and White Photo exhibition – Grand opening on Sunday 23rd June at Quintessence, Ikoyi

Bolaji Alonge’s “Black & White Exclusive Selection for Quintessence” opened on Sunday 23rd  June and will be running until Sunday 7th July. The opening was attended by a crowd of Lagos’ finest art lovers, collectors, friends and family and representatives of the diplomatic community and covered by Channels TV. The director of the Goethe Institute, Friederike Moeschel, Alliance Française Director Charles Courdent, I-Design director Tola … Continue reading Black and White Photo exhibition – Grand opening on Sunday 23rd June at Quintessence, Ikoyi

Eyes of a Lagos Boy | Black & White Exclusive Selection for Quintessence

“I believe that if black-and-white photography is done correctly, it can convey much more emotion and a deeper meaning than colour ever could. It’s as if by subtracting colour, the viewer is forced to add his own emotion to the images. Colour photography is like a novel that spells everything out in detail, whereas black-and-white photography is like poetry—its strength isn’t in what’s said; it’s … Continue reading Eyes of a Lagos Boy | Black & White Exclusive Selection for Quintessence

Ilupeju Ekiti, roots connected

‘Ilupeju Ekiti is the only Yoruba town where two communities decided on an amalgamation without tribal strife or animosities” according to HRM OBA Emmanuel Olaleye Oniyelu, the Apeju of Ilupeju Ekiti who exclusively revealed that a ballot was conducted between the two princes of Eseta and Egosi Ekiti respectively for the positions of Apeju (the Oba) and Obanla (the deputy and heir apparent to the … Continue reading Ilupeju Ekiti, roots connected

1 May – Celebrating Workers of Nigeria

Workers worldwide celebrate International Workers’ Day on 1st May, demanding decent work and a better future. In the heart of the youngest continent of the world, Nigeria is growing at a rate of one new life every six seconds. In a few decades it will be the third largest country on the planet. Lagos is the biggest in Africa and one of the fastest growing … Continue reading 1 May – Celebrating Workers of Nigeria

Afrobeat and Berlin, 41 years of exchange

That Berlin ’78 show started a multi-generational exchange between Afrobeat and Germany, which was reflected on Sunday 24th March 2019 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin. The hall of about one thousand two hundred Afrobeat lovers was packed with fans standing and dancing on the isles. Continue reading Afrobeat and Berlin, 41 years of exchange