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By Nkem Egenuka
Queen Elizabeth presented the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award recently in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, to three Nigerians: Hauwa Ojeifo, Isaac Ezirim and Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph. They received the awards in honour of their commitment to transform lives in their respective communities.   Isaac Ezirim is the founder of... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
  Ah, Chinua, are you grapevine wired? It sings: our nation is not dead, not clinically Yet. Now this may come as a surprise to you, It was to me. I thought the form I spied Beneath the frosted glass of a fifty-carat catafalque Was the face of our own dear land — ‘own’, ‘dear’, Voluntary patriotese, you’ll note — we try to please. An anthem’s... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
  PSALM 151  I was born crying at the first sight of the world, begging my mother to push me back in, because the darkness of the womb is holier than all the light in the world.    The chances of living untainted are as small as the chances of skin surviving direct contact with the sun.   O God have mercy on me for what I have become. An infinite... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared excessive video gaming a mental health condition. They included it in their 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Therefore, video game addiction would be treated as a ‘gaming disorder’.   The Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology said, is a good start for... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Nigerian Novelist, Farida Ado who writes in Hausa language has made the TIME Magazine’s 2018 list of Next Generation Leaders. She has written six books, revolving “forbidden romance, polygamy and inter-generational drama,”     Aryn Baker the writer of Farida Ado’s profile, describes her as “Kano’s Jane Austen” (Jane Austen was an English novelist... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
Dennettia tripetala is the botanical name of Pepper fruit. It is native to West Africa, particularly Nigeria where the fruits are called obi ata or igberi in Yoruba, mmimi in Igbo and nkarika in Efik. Pepper fruit has been a traditional medicine and remedy for cough, fever, toothache, diarrhea, diabetes, and nausea in pregnant women.   Dennettia... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
On this Joyous occasion of Eid-al- Fitr, ZODML wishes that Allah showers you and your family with countless blessings.                                                                                                                               Eid Mubarak  
By Nkem Egenuka
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize. This award honours a “writer of outstanding literary merit who casts an 'unflinching, unswerving' gaze upon the world and shows 'a fierce, intellectual determination… to define the real truth of our lives and our societies”.   The PEN Pinter Prize is an award given in honour of... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
  Ras Kimono's real name is Ukeleke Onwubuya.  He is Nigeria’s Reggae icon. He was once in a group called The Jastix along side Amos McRoy and Majek Fashek. He was a vegetarian and never smoked. Ras Kimono carried his traditional dreadlocks hairstyle for over 30 years. His band, ‘Massive Dread’ became popular after the release of his debut album... Read More
By Nkem Egenuka
In April 2018, BBC Culture called on experts around the world to nominate five fictional stories they felt had shaped mindsets or influenced history. They received answers from 108 authors, academics, journalists, critics and translators in 35 countries of which their choices took in novels, poems, folk tales and dramas in 33 different languages.... Read More

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