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Book Review: Mind of a Bard by Ibraheem Uthman

By Chidinma Okere on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 02:58

From Minna, the literary capital of Nigeria (you can argue with your ancestors on this) arrives a poetry volume from a young but stupendously conscious mind. The Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation has, as usual, found a voice, nurtured it, and collected its sonorous songs and published it to the world as it has done for more than thirty other teenagers. Read more about Book Review: Mind of a Bard by Ibraheem Uthman

Why Mango is The King of Fruits

By Chidinma Okere on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 02:26

One of the pleasures of childhood was saving some part of your feeding money to buy something to munch on after school, on your way home. Mango season was one of the sweetest of those pleasures. It was also one of the most challenging because of the dozens of flies that you had to contend with for a chance of [your own] juicy fruit. Maneuvering the fruit into your mouth away from the insects was a skill perfected after many episodes of watching helplessly as your half-eaten mango lay in the sand, completely covered by flies. Read more about Why Mango is The King of Fruits

Is 5G Harmful?

By Chidinma Okere on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 04:51

In recent times, there has been claims and theories linking the novel Corona virus to the launch of 5G in Wuhan where the virus outbreak started from. According to theorists, the virus is one of a series of harmful effects of 5G on the human body. This article explains what 5G is and the concerns surrounding the technology.

What's different about 5G?

As with previous cellular technologies, 5G networks rely on signals carried by radio waves - part of the electromagnetic spectrum - transmitted between an antenna or mast and your phone. Read more about Is 5G Harmful?

Corona Lockdown: Join a challenge

By Chidinma Okere on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 12:23

Since the outbreak of Corona Virus, countries all over the world have declared a lockdown on activities to curb the spread of the virus. The lockdown which affects every industry except essential services has millions of people at home and, some would say, bored. 

While the quarantine goes on, people are exploring to connect with others and feel part of a community. One of these ways is through internet challenges.

If you are new to internet lingo, a challenge is a task that is trending. Someone may pick you to join or you pick yourself.  Read more about Corona Lockdown: Join a challenge

How To Make Akara

By Chidinma Okere on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 06:22

Akara is a popular food eaten in most parts of Nigeria. It is made from ground beans made into paste and fried as balls. Akara can be eaten as a meal in combination with pap or bread or alone as a snack. It can be eaten at anytime of the day although it is most commonly eaten as breakfast. Akara is also a popular street food sold alongside fried potato, fried yam, fried plantain and pepper sauce. Read more about How To Make Akara

JAMB 2020: Summary of Sweet Sixteen

By Chidinma Okere on Mon, 23/03/2020 - 15:52

Sweet Sixteen Description.

This novel is about a young girl who is about to reach her sixteen birthday. From the beginning of this novel, the main character, Aliya constantly reminds her father that she is not a child anymore, but a young adult. Her father, Mr. Bello does not always agree with her. Read more about JAMB 2020: Summary of Sweet Sixteen

The Woman Behind Mammy Market

By Chidinma Okere on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 06:09

Anyone familiar with military barracks in Nigeria is also familiar with the term "mammy market". Mammy market usually shortened as mammy is a market attached to a barracks. Mammy is also found in NYSC orientation camps because those are also considered a military settlement.

What you may not know is that the first mammy started in 1959 and is named after the woman who started it - Mammy Ochefu, wife of late military governor of defunct East-Central state, Col. Anthony Aboki Ochefu. Read more about The Woman Behind Mammy Market

40 books by African Women You Should Read

By Chidinma Okere on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:03

 From Chika Unigwe’s story on human trafficking and prostitution to Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero that shares the real life story of a female prisoner waiting for execution in Qanatir Prison, Wayetu Moore’s dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond and Dr Stella Nyanzi’s continued activism against dictatorship in No Roses From My Mouth, African women are championing conversations that are long overdue to be had. Read more about 40 books by African Women You Should Read

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