Tonye Cole, Osayi Alile, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, others step out for AccelerateLabs Launch 

Tonye Cole, Osayi Alile, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, and others were among the influential personalities at the official launch of Accelerate Labs powered by Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with The Future Project. The event was held yesterday at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Accelerate Labs is an initiative to support socially-inclined, high-profit and competitive businesses among young entrepreneurs in the country. Themed […]

New wave of designers take rein at Africa Fashion Week London 2017

by Rachel Ogbu (UK desk) At least 15 countries were represented on the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) catwalk this year. The first show started off with George Adesegun’s immaculate womenswear collection which included fabrics inscribed with the ancient secret symbols of the Nsibidi Secret Sect of South Eastern Nigeria.  Structured day suits, evening gowns, silks […]

Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels: IAAF World Championships London 2017 round-up

by Rachel Ogbu; IAAF President Sebastian Coe has described the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as the most competitive and compelling World Championships of all time. “I can’t remember a time when the competition has been so competitive and the stories around them so compelling,” said Coe. “From the opening salvo of discus and long […]

In conversation with Kemi Ogunsanwo founder of the African-inspired stationery brand, Gazelle London

At seven, Kemi Ogunsanwo received her first journal -a battered, faux leather empty book, but she felt a surge of excitement at the prospect of filling its untouched space with her thoughts, feelings, and an overactive imagination. Twenty years later, she’s filled the pages of over thirty diaries, countless notebooks filling those journals with dreams, […]

WEAVING MAGIC: Chris Ofili pulls crowd at the British National Gallery with rich tapestry: The Caged Bird’s Song’

by Rachel Ogbu Turner Prize-winning painter, Chris Ofili is the creative genius currently showing his extraordinary work at the British National Gallery. The centrepiece of his Weaving Magic exhibition is this incredible tapestry translated from watercolour, his first designed tapestry hanging in the middle of the room against a wall to wall painted mural that just draws you […]

SA film maker pushed down the stairs by landlord for checking out of Airbnb too late in Amsterdam

Police are investigating an incident in Amsterdam after a man renting out a room in his house via the Airbnb website pushed a lodger down the stairs because she checked out late. He is now charged with attempted manslaughter South African filmmaker Sibahle Nkumbi was pushed down a flight of stairs on Saturday when she […]

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OPINION: WHEN YOU DIE YOUR DIGITAL LIFE LIVES ON

by Tony Ogunlowo We live in a world – the digital age- where we virtually do everything online from corresponding to shopping, banking and socialising. We send and receive emails; shop for virtually everything online; socialise through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc; watch movies on YouTube and Netflix; check our bank balances; store our music […]