Nigerian writer Ayòbámi Adébáyò: “I don’t want to read for some kind of anthropology” | books

Ayubame Adebayo was in her early twenties when the bus she was riding from her job at an engineering institute made a detour to avoid rush-hour traffic in the Nigerian city of Ife. “We walked around this neighborhood that was really poor, where I’d never been before. I remember being amazed that it was there. … Read more

Nigerian artist Morenik Olusanya creates inspiring portraits of black women

written by Aisha Salahuddin, CNNLagos, Nigeria Morenike “Renike” Olusanya spends much of her time with her iPad and stylus, drawing people and things she finds interesting. The Nigerian-born visual artist especially loves to paint black women. “I’m in Nigeria, all I see are black women. I like to paint our culture, our fashion, our hairstyles,” … Read more