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This corset ad was banned in the UK for being terrible for women’s body image

This corset ad was banned in the UK for being terrible for women’s body image

Corsets, the fashion garments have been making it impossible to breathe  making your waist look smaller for centuries, have experienced a renaissance of sorts in the past few years, with spokespeople like the Kardashians advocating the latest incarnation, the “waist-training” corset that purports to, um, teach your waist to be smaller? Even though experts have debunked the myth […]

The Best And Worst Moments Of The 2016 Grammys

The Best And Worst Moments Of The 2016 Grammys

The Grammys celebrate the year’s best music and weirdest ideas. To the producers who thought it was a great idea to put Luke Bryan and Tyrese Gibson in the same performance, congrats on being such tastemakers. By now, it’s no surprise to see disparate musicians take the stage together — in fact, it can be […]

Kenya’s first mockumentary takes on the NGO world

Kenya’s first mockumentary takes on the NGO world

Anyone working in international development for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over the past few years has likely had one of the following experiences: 1) Witnessing an external consultant or boss being flown in from abroad to “manage” the field office in [insert any non-Western nation here. Note that field office can just mean the capital city […]

Rival movie awards to highlight diversity gap days before Oscars

Rival movie awards to highlight diversity gap days before Oscars

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is to stage a rival awards show just days before the Oscars with the aim of showcasing the diverse Hollywood talent ignored by the world’s most famous film ceremony. The All Def Movie awards are clearly designed as a reaction to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy which has overshadowed this year’s awards season […]

Meryl Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Meryl Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa. The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was familiar […]

A Story Around Mama Dawes

A Story Around Mama Dawes

It is a pity they don’t quite make teachers like that anymore. Her likes in various disciplines deserve to be identified and honoured by the Nigerian government or the various institutions they were associated with. There are so many of them, who returned to Africa to make a difference, and whose stories still need to […]

Nominated for Nothing: Beasts of No Nation

Nominated for Nothing: Beasts of No Nation

Which movie was better: Mean Streets or The Sting? There’s no wrong answer, but here’s something that’s criminal. The Sting, George Roy Hill’s crowd-pleasing reunion with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, won seven Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture. (That’s not the criminal part…) Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese’s gritty crime pic with Robert […]

Lupita Nyong’o ‘in talks’ to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

Lupita Nyong’o ‘in talks’ to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in a new thriller from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 32-year-old Oscar-winner is in negotiations to join the cast of the sci-fi film titled Intelligent Life. Production of the movie – written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his collaborator Derek Connolly […]

Tuface, Waje unveiled as The Voice coaches

Tuface, Waje unveiled as The Voice coaches

Award- winning singer, Tuface Idibia, earlier in the week, was announced as one of the coaches of the maiden edition of The Voice Nigeria. Other artistes unveiled as the coaches for the Airtel sponsored music show include Waje, Patoranking and Timi Dakolo. Meanwhile, the much talked about reality show is all set to kick off […]

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled. “Every time I went back to the UK I had the […]

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