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Facts of Life you should know this Year

By Nkem Egenuka on 27 Jan, 2020

I.e. and E.g. Are Not the Same Thing

I.e. is an abbreviation which means "that is" E.g., on the other hand, means "for the sake of example."

 

Most Spreadsheets Don't Spellcheck

Before you submit your spreadsheet to your Boss, do run a manual spellcheck.

 

The Colour You See in Darkness has a Name

The colour you see when you open your eyes in a completely dark room is called eigengrau which means intrinsic gray. Read more about Facts of Life you should know this Year

Chinonye Chukwu to Direct First Two Episodes of Americanah TV Series

By Nkem Egenuka on 27 Jan, 2020

Chinonye Chukwu the Nigerian-America Director of the Sundance award-winning film Clemency, is set to direct the first two episodes of the upcoming limited series Americanah, starring Lupita Nyong'o, based on the novel Americanah written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The 10-episode limited series is optioned by Lupita Nyong’o and to be produced by HBO Max with Danai Gurira as the script writer. Read more about Chinonye Chukwu to Direct First Two Episodes of Americanah TV Series

Chimamanda Adichie honoured with the inaugural Belle van Zuylen ring

By Nkem Egenuka on 27 Jan, 2020

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become the first recipient of the Belle van Zuylen Ring, an honorary prize awarded by the ILFU International Literature Festival in Utrecht, Netherland.

At the event, she delivered the Belle van Zuylen Lecture and was in conversation with the Dutch author and public speaker Nancy Jouwe.

The recognition is named after writer thinker, Dutch writer Belle Van Zuylen, for her engagements which has affected identity and femisism in the world today. Read more about Chimamanda Adichie honoured with the inaugural Belle van Zuylen ring

Cynthia Erivo becomes first Nigerian Woman to be nominated for Oscars

By Nkem Egenuka on 27 Jan, 2020

British-Nigerian actress, songwriter and singer Cyinthia Erivo has been nominated for ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in Harriet and ‘Best Original Song’ in the 2020 Oscars. She is the first Nigerian to be nominated for the Oscars.

In the movie Harriet, she played Harriet Tubman, a slave abolitionist, an iconic political activist and a freedom fighter.

Both nominations make Erivo  the second woman to be nominated for ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Original Song’ for the same movie; the first being Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born. Read more about Cynthia Erivo becomes first Nigerian Woman to be nominated for Oscars

Analysis of Faceless by Amma Darko

By Nkem Egenuka on 7 Feb, 2018

The story begins with a street child, Fofo who earns her livelihood by washing vegetables and pick pocketing. She befriends another street child, Odarley and together they brace themselves for the harsh treatment of the streets. Fofo is nearly raped by Poison (the street lord) and is left with many unanswered questions. She is later hit with a blow of the death of her sister Baby T who is brutally murdered and dumped at the market square. This tragic loss leads her into the pursuit of justice and vengeance for the death of Baby T. Read more about Analysis of Faceless by Amma Darko

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