Politically charged TV series Guerrilla premiers in London

The six-part limited event series by Sky Atlantic, Guerrilla premiered in Curzon, Bloomsbury, London yesterday April 6. Stars include Idris Elba,  Freida Pinto,  Babou Ceesay  |Guerrilla is a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in UK history. Activists in 1970s London set out to free a political prisoner and wage a resistance movement. It tells […]

Khalid Masood, 52, named as Westminster bridge terrorist

Yesterday, Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old married father of three carried out a terror attack in London killing 3 people and injuring about 29 others. Scotland Yard identified the middle age man who was shot dead yesterday as having a long list of crimes to his name. He was a British citizen but with links to violent jihadism. ISIS also claimed that the […]

ADE BAKARE COUTURE LONDON headlines Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 

By Rachel Ogbu Ade Bakare was born in England Bromsgrove he graduated with a history degree from the University of Lagos Nigeria 1988. Then returned to England to study fashion design at Salford University college Manchester, graduated in 1990.  He worked briefly for the couture establishments to the English Aristocracy. Victor Edelstein and Christiania stambolian […]

All the Fun, Food & Fooling Around at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival London

by Rachel Ogbu Nigerians had another successful outing at the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London with celebrities like Yaw, MC Abbey, Nikki Laoye, LAX, EmmaOhmygod, DJ Jimmy Jatt, SHiiKane, JJC Skillz, Princess, Henri Soul, Tilla man all in attendance. Comedy was at its peak with entertaining music performances, dance and colourful costume displays. Photo Credit: Sync Media […]

London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be in New York next month

by Rachel Ogbu In May, the London’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair would be in the United States for the first time. This event has been labeled 1:54 NY and it would take place from May 15-17  at the Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works. Creator and director Touria El Glaoui said: “Contemporary African art is continuing its rise to the fore as it is granted […]

‘Bambu’ by Ghanaian-British Spoken word artist Kojey Radical

by Rachel Ogbu Following up on his 2014 EP Dear Daisy: Opium, Ghana-born, London-based spoken word artist Kojey Radical presents “Bambu.” “The original track was recorded in March where at the time I was just starting to release music and felt like I was already caged to the genre I was making at the time. I’ve always used genre to describe emotion and […]

“I am a former military ruler and a converted democrat” – READ Gen. Buhari’s full speech at Chatham House London

by Rachel Ogbu The postponement of Nigeria’s fifth election since its return to civilian rule in 1999, together with fierce political competition, a security crisis and severe economic challenges linked to the drop in oil price, have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of conducting this essential process in such a complex environment. While there […]