Ola Orekunrin was studying to become a doctor in the UK a few years ago when her younger sister fell seriously ill while traveling in Nigeria. The 12-year-old girl, who'd gone to the West African country on holiday with relatives, needed urgent care but the nearest hospital couldn't deal with her condition. Orekunrin and her family immediately began looking for an air ambulance service to rapidly transport the girl, a sickle cell anemia sufferer, to a more suitable healthcare facility. They searched all across West Africa but were stunned to find out there was none in the whole region.
Bassey Ikpi delivers a heart touching poem, where is home to you?
US-based Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has won this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. He received the £10,000 ($15,000) prize for his short story Miracle, set in an evangelical Nigerian church in the US state of Texas. The judges described it as a “delightful and beautifully paced narrative”. Mr Folarin was among five writers […]
Okay the accent is suspect but her Yoruba is actually much better than mine!
Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafaw Balewa, lands in London on his way to New York, just days after Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom.
Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija takes Oprah's place as richest black woman in the world.
I recently stumbled on “African Girl” by Naomi Wachira on YouTube. It reminded me so much of my grandma speaking to me in Ekiti* (I barely spoke Yorba at the time), trying to pass sagely advice. The “African Girl” is a warm narrative of African values, as one generation would want to pass to the […]