Grammy award winner , Folasade Adu Ibadan 1959

“4th time Grammy award winner , Helen Folasade Adu (being carried by her dad, Adebisi Adu) with her mum and brother in Ibadan, 1959 Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria. Her parents separated, however, and […]

James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe 1980

James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe in St. Augustine, Florida, 1980. Happy birthday, Mr. Baldwin. The great African-American novelist, essayist and playwright would have been 92 today. (Image: Screenshot from Dick Fontaine & Pat Hartley’s ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’)” 

HISTORY: BIAFRAN SURRENDER

Nigeria’s first military coup took place on January 15 1966. 46 years ago, Olusegun Obasanjo and Phillip Effiong signed an armistice ending the Nigerian civil war that resulted from that coup.

History: Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua, Raymond Dokpesi and MKO Abiola

A photo of  Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua, Raymond Dokpesi & Moshood Abiola. Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua was a retired Nigerian Army Major General who served as the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, a position equivalent to position of Vice President under General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military regime.  He died 8 December 1997 (aged 54) (wikipedia)   Raymond Dokpesi is DAAR Communication […]

HISTORY: Ntsiki Biko, Widow Of South African Political Detainee Steve Biko

Ntsiki Biko, widow of South African political detainee Steve Biko, who died while in police custody on 12 September 1977, defiantly gives the Black Power salute with their children Samora (left) aged two, and Nkosinathi aged six, in front of their home at King William’s Town, South Africa, shortly after hearing of his death. ‘Steve may […]