Reflections

Blood Sisters and Another Nollywood Ówàḿbẹ̀

*Some initial reflections on the movie. In Netflix’s Nigerian original series, Blood Sisters, directed by Biyi Bandele and Jeremiah Gyang, Ówáḿbẹ̀ is once again thematically affirmed and reengaged as a collective praxis of social celebration, one that enables an endless reproduction of an economy of pleasures in Postcolonial Lagos.  Ówàḿbẹ̀ is Nigeria’s flamboyant party culture […]

By Train to Kingston

The journey started from nowhere  as journeys sometimes do. I am in Cabin 6604 on a train  speeding to Montreal, reading Fanon  preach of a violent decolonization, and enjoying the melange  of city and country that spreads out farmhouses  and silos in the middle  of nowhere. With wintry winds on its sail, the metallic horse […]

An AFCON that proved its critics wrong

The 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon came to an exciting denouement last Sunday as the Teranga Lions of Senegal, inspired by Sadio Mané and Édouard Mendy, defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt, led by Mohammed Salah. Coming after both sides failed to score in the 120 minutes of regular and extra time, a penalty shootout secured Senegal’s historic […]

A Culture of Disdain: Europe and the African Cup of Nations

Before a controversial ban on some eight African countries by the US and several countries in Europe because of the discovery of the Omicron Covid 19 variant by scientists in South Africa, the European Club Association (ECA) had written to FIFA to express concerns over how rising cases of Omicron could endanger the participation of Europe-based […]

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