Young Nigerians around the world are raising their voices to demand an end to police brutality. The campaign is called #EndSARS and some of the campaigners were killed while participating in peaceful protests in Nigeria.
For the past two years, I have been engaged in a personal project to collect firsthand accounts of the Nigerian Civil War (AKA Nigerian Biafran War or the Biafran War). I started this project because I wanted to learn more about this crucial moment of history, which affected my family and millions of others. I also wanted to allow the people who lived through it to speak and to have their words documented. The war began in 1967 and the ones with solid memories of it are at least 57 years old or so.
I became conscious of the black liberation movement in South Africa when I was a child. My dad would play South African music and me and my sisters would dance […]
In the history of music in Senegal, the meteoric rise of rap music is probably one of the most interesting phenomena to witness. For several decades, rap music has become […]
Rwanda is shaking off its violent past and young content creators- writers, bloggers, filmmakers, journalists- are trying to tell the world that Rwanda is more than a post-genocide nation. I took a trip to Rwanda a few months ago to meet some of the young people.
In 2016, I learned about a community in the outskirts of the Nigerian capital city of Abuja that was practicing a generations-old cultural ritual that involves killing babies. […]
One of the best hashtags ever! Remember? The hashtag grabbed the attentions of millions of people. I was certainly one of them. It all started in July 2015. […]
Thousands of youths orphaned or separated from their parents by Boko Haram’s campaign of violence face ongoing trauma YOLA, Nigeria — Rose Wakulu is exhausted. Yet the 25-year-old […]