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· January, 2007

Stories about Nigeria from January, 2007

Nigeria/Sierra Leone: Nollywood goes to Sierra Leone

Naija Vixen writes about Nollywood stars visiting Sierra Leone to shoot a Sierra Leonean film, Bai Bure Goes to War, “The script which was written by Abu Noah portrays the...

Africa: plight of being a homosexual

An incident at the World Social Forum illustrates the plight of being a homosexual in Africa, “The organisers threw her piece on the floor and refused to allow her to...

Nigeria: Nigeria's top models

Bella Naija blogs about Nigeria's top models, “Years after veterans like Linda Ikeji and Uri Jones paved the way, the modelling industry in Nigeria is booming. Yes, there are Nigerian...

Nigeria: Nigerians abroad do not need to go home!

Omodudu does not think that Nigerians living abroad need to go back home,”Often we hear Nigerians living abroad declare, “I am going home”. I have news for all of you,...

Nigeria: falling in love with makossa and soukous

Nigerian blogger, Olawunmi, on why he loves makossa/soukous, “i love makossa. i just do. i think its one of the most beautiful forms of musical expression out there. on one...

Nigeria/UK: wishing Big Brother was about racism

“I wish Big Brother was about racism,” writes Akin, “I have convinced myself that I do need to wade into this Big Brother saga because I have not seen much...

Nigeria: Nigerian pidgin 101

Mama Junkyard's blogs about how people greet each other in Nigeria: How you body de? Pidgin English; often used when addressing someone who has been unwell. The first time I...

Africa: Dancing to soccer moves, Maasai Hip Hop and laughing at wealthy Americans

My name is Steve Ntwiga and this is my first post at Global Voices Online. I will be trying to fill a small part of Obi's huge shoes as I...

Nigeria: African Digerati: Emeka Okafor

White African interviews Emeka Okafor: “Emeka Okafor is the first in the African Digerati series of interviews. He is a well established member of the African blogosphere, a leading thinker,...

West Africa: What is NOSPETCO?, Aid Does Not Work, Dogon Architecture and Tourism As A Therapy

As we delve into the West African blogosphere this week, our first stop is Nigeria. One issue that is attracting so much attention among Nigerians bloggers is NOSPETCO. What is...

Nigeria: clash of values

Black Looks writes a post, which illustrates the clash between the older and younger generation in Nigeria when it comes to sensitive issues such as homosexuality.

Nigeria: Calabar Carnival and Parade

Bella Naija writes about Calabar Carnival and Parade and The Nigerian Fashion Show, “The Calabar Carnival and Parade was one of the most colourful and exciting events ever witnessed in...

Nigeria: what politicians really mean

Ijebu Man plans to writes a series of posts on the 2007 Nigerian elections. Here is the first one: “Its Election time in Naija in a couple of weeks and...

Nigeria: debating census results

Akin joins the debate about the Nigerian 2006 census, “The Nigerian blog boards have been rife with disputing about the validity of the 2006 census as many are derisively rejecting...

Nigeria: challenging census figures

Naijaman challenges Nigeria's latest census figures, “Pray, what kind of census portrays Kano as being more populous than Lagos state? Where cows and goats mistakenly counted? Who are those phantoms...

Nigeria: double standard in international aid

Black Looks writes about The Gates Foundation's double standard in Nigeria, “One group of children who are benefiting from the immunization (measles and polio) programme are those living in the...

Nigeria: Nollywood and Hollywood collaboration

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the Nigerian film director, Lancelot Imasuen, and the possible collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood, “With a $200, 000 non-union budget film titled, Friendly Enemy Imasuen has...

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something...

Nigeria: enough is enough

2007 is the right time for Nigerians to claim their country, writes Oro: Enough is enough! The rise of apathy and inaction of the good people of Nigeria who ought...

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