When Tewa Onasanya couldn’t find a single fashion magazine aimed at black women on the shelves of a shop in Essex, England, she decided to start one herself. The pharmacologist, who had no previous experience in journalism or publishing, rallied her friends for advice, and before long they were putting together the first issue of […]
ON SATURDAY, April 5th, South Africa was Africa’s largest economy. The IMF put its GDP at $354 billion last year, well ahead of its closest rival for the crown, Nigeria. By Sunday afternoon that had changed. Nigeria’s statistician-general announced that his country’s GDP for 2013 had been revised from 42.4 trillion naira to 80.2 trillion […]
In February, Kim Kardashian co-hosted a concert held by big-name local musician Dare Art Alade, and she reportedly collected US $500,000 for her 45-minute stay in Lagos. I was not shocked when I heard of the visit. What bothered me was that some genius in the Lagos State Government thought she was worth that much money for that little work.
AMID pomp, the 47th edition of the international travel and tourism trade exhibition opened Wednesday in Berlin, Germany with Nigeria assuring tourists and investors of their safety and favourable business climate. The Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Olusegun Runsewe had a Herculean task defending the country, as he assured the visitors […]
The ever-expanding moonscape that stretches out behind a wall holding back the Atlantic Ocean here will one day host a project designed to help anchor Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy. Read full story here.