Nigeria’s movie industry has witnessed a meteoric rise over the past twenty years. The industry is now worth 5.1 billion dollars, following Nigeria’s rebasing. Nollywood has a huge global-following, especially in Africa. But one startup, is changing the face of Nollywood with its online distribution service. CCTV’S Deji Badmus with the story
What began as a hobby for a young entrepreneur 16 years ago has grown to become a makeup enterprise that is fast expanding in Nigeria and with plans to go regional. One of Nigeria’s leading cosmetic brands, House of Tara International develops a variety of makeup products designed for African skin and provides a homegrown alternative to expensive imported brands.
House of Tara
I love this…
Cosmetics geared towards black women skin tone.
There’s money on the floor, spray it spray it! There’s money on the floor, spray it, spray it! This is not balling but this is our culture. If there’s one thing I enjoy about being Nigerian is the parties. Beside the music and dancing, one thing that makes Nigerian parties so unique is “Spraying”.
The best way I can explain spraying is: making it rain, throwing bands in the air at a party! Bands to make her dance (lol). Seriously though spraying when is the guests of the party shower the celebrant and their family in money. This usually happens at wedding receptions and birthday parties. The music is playing people are dancing, while that is happening the celebrant is getting spraying with money.
When I was around 7 or 8. We threw a birthday party for my grandmother, as a little kid I had so much fun running around and dancing. No exaggeration after that party I walked out with $189 dollars from getting sprayed with money. The next day my parents took that money and said it was going to my “college tuition” (little did I know lol).
If you haven’t been to one yet, I recommend that you experience it one time in your life!
Post written by: @Oba_Tayo
YES!!! This is one of my favourite things about us 🙌
Here is a textbook example of lazy western journalism.
The Guardian recently published an article on Boko Haram. However, the lead image they used was from the Niger Delta. The image is of a pipeline explosion and people on a canoe. I’ve been around my fair share of photo and newsdesk editors, so I know how they think. The writer of the article probably had nothing to do with the image, that was most likely an editor’s decision. The editor probably only used this image because it has an explosion, even though the explosion has nothing to do with Boko Haram and the location of the pictured explosion is not even in the same region of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates. It’s literally at opposite ends of the country. But any picture of an explosion will do.
This is what happens when you don’t have diverse newsdesk editors. No Nigerian (or anyone with a cursory knowledge of Nigeria) would make this kind of mistake.
The same thing goes on with white journalists who are supposed “West Africa experts”, yet they don’t know the difference between Nigerian and Nigerien. Despite these constant mistakes, these white people all have jobs. There are black people who have been fired for far less.
Paul and Peter Okoye have launched a family-oriented animated series – “The Alingo’s“. The name is inspired by their song “Alingo”.
It is a project from P-Classic Entertainment, a company aimed at producing television contents and animation. It is creatively driven by Peter Okoye.
The Alingo’s show was inspired by “the need to create unique content for children and fill the vacuum in the media sphere”.
Music Meets Runway
Music Meets Runway
Celebrating Music & The new era of Fashion
Proud of the growth of the fashion industry in Nigeria
Music Meets Runway
Celebrating music & The new era of Fashion
Really Love this. So happy with the growth of the fashion industry in Naija.
Here is a list of nations as they gained their independence.
Here is a list of nations as they shook off the political tentacle of the parasite. The Economic tentacle remained tightly wound until China made major inroads into Earths’ economic affairs after the 2008 economic crunch.
The psychological tentacle is still active in many African minds. In “Kenya” feelings of inferiority and a general “awe” before the few Europeans encountered is rife in 2014. They are fondly called “investors” with the requisite all-access passes. Meanwhile the local and indigenous e.g., languages are dismissed as “retrogressive” and unfit for modern challenges.
Local languages are considered too thin to be of value to the real money-minded boys at firms like Goog. If you intend to “make-it”, free your mind off such primitive languages. The best option for say “serious Kenyans” being “English”, which in Kenya is pronounced “Igrich” by at least 22% of the population and “Ingliss” by another 10%. Truth being that only about 5000 people in a population of 40 million can speak English fluently and none is an English teacher at a public school.
If you cant even articulate the language you wish to think in, how on Earth will anyone understand you? What do kids learn in school if they cant understand the language of instruction?
That is one reason why the psychological tentacle poses the greatest challenge to Africans in the continent.
The brutal removal of the time-tested safety offered by local Gods left Africans convinced that their Gods were not effective. This deflated their self-regard and self-esteem leaving ALL feeling inferior to “real human beings”, the “whites”. We inevitably adopted foreign gods and hope that they adopt us within their prosperously warm folds. No need for those ´gods to be dark-skinned, no, not at all, we will worship the long white beard and adopt names like “John” and “Peter” or even both “John-peter”, just kindly take us in. It doesn’t matter that there is not a single white Englishman in Yorkshire bearing an African name like “Kimani”, no its up to us to do what’s right to their god, not vice versa.
Psychological indoctrination alongside punitive expeditions unleashing terror on unarmed civilians with abandon in an ever worsening spiral destroyed African structures in their totality. These structures, alongside the appreciation of dark-skinned folk, lost ALL value in the individual psyche and to this day the life of a dark-skinned African is still not worth much before the eyes of fellow “black’s” eyes. We think that we are losers because evidence is rife in our immediate history.
I hope upcoming generations know more about the terrible circumstances faced by their families before them. In Kenya’s case, especially since 1850. That way respect and value for fellow Africans will find a place in our minds and hearts thereby replacing the violence caused by disregard prevalent to date.
our Igbo brethren…
…looking at their physique. These guys are not visiting the gym or taking protein shakes.
All natural, that African excellence =)
Vintage Picture of Fruit sellers In Lagos, Nigeria
John Hinde Collection (1960-1970)