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  1. Durbar Riders: Image of the Day (July 9, 2013)

    ZODML's blog   The Durbar Festival is a centuries-old celebration which takes place at the culmination of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (or Sallah, as the period is referred to in Nigeria). A spectacular traditional parade of ornately ...

    ZODML - 2013-07-09 22:21

  2. Google and Pan-Atlantic University Launch Nigeria Archive

    Great news for history lovers! The Google Cultural Institute has teamed up with Pan-Atlantic University to create a special Nigeria archive. Through the partnership, the Institute- which aims to "help preserve and promote culture online"- and th ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-12 09:45

  3. WATCH: Life in Kano City Circa 1949

    British Pathé, a producer of documentaries and newsreels from 1910 to 1970, recently uploaded 85,000 films to its YouTube channel, including this fascinating clip of Kano City in 1949. The video features the traditional Hausa architecture of the city, its ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-09 15:22

  4. Discover Nigeria | The Amazing Gurara Waterfalls

    Last week we shared our list of 10 must-see places in Nigeria. This week we bring one of these magical places right to your screen: the Gurara Waterfalls of Niger State. Check out our stunning video capturing the power of this natural wonder: ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-08 11:31

  5. WATCH: 1987 Documentary on Nigerian Writer Flora Nwapa

    In 1987, Norwegian TV network NRK TV visited Nigeria to interview novelist Flora Nwapa for a series exclusively focused on women writers. The 40-minute documentary covers both Nwapa's professional and personal lives, with scenes showing family gather ...

    ZODML - 2014-12-18 12:28

  6. Striking Photographs of Nigeria by a Life Magazine Photographer

    NPR recently showcased the work of Eliot Elisofon, an American photojournalist who travelled extensively through Africa from 1942 to 1964 while working for Life magazine. He donated an archive of 60,000 prints and negatives to the Museum of African Art in ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 09:34

  7. RIP JD Okhai Ojeikere (1930- 2014)

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Nigerian photographer JD Okhai Ojeikere on February 2 after a brief illness (we've featured his work on the blog before). Ojeikere was known for his striking black and white images, encompassing over 1000 ph ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 09:42

  8. Remembering Adetokumbo Ademola (February 1, 1906- January 29, 1993)

    [caption id="attachment_2762" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Sir Adetokunbo Ademola (centre) with the Chief Justice of India, Shri B.P Sinha on a visit to India[/caption] On this day in 1993, Sir Adetokumbo Ademola, Nigeria ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 09:45

  9. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hubert Ogunde

    Oloye Hubert Adedeji Ogunde was a Nigerian actor, playwright, theatre manager, and musician. Described as "the father of Nigerian theatre or the father of contemporary Yoruba theatre," his theatre company the Ogunde Concert Party, which he found ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 10:44

  10. Tribal Marks: Cultural Treasure or Barbaric Practice?

    Tribal marks are an age-long art common to the Western part of Nigeria. The Egba, Nupe, Ilaje and other Yoruba tribes commonly use these marks and designs as a form of identification, beautification and protection. There are two different types of marks: ...

    morayooshodi - 2015-01-13 11:14