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WHAT’S WRONG WITH FEMINISM

A lot of us talk about feminism and being strong as a woman and what men should stop expecting from us. In fact, I wrote about it a while ago. However, have we stopped to wonder about what we shouldn’t expect from men? Feminism is really all about equality, though for me, it’s more than equality, it’s also about equity. If we claim to be equal to men, then why do we always expect them to pay the bill after a date? If we claim …

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Some of the most beautiful and Intriguing places around Africa

The Continent of Africa is beautiful and the second largest on earth! There is no other continent that you would feel as close to Nature as the continent of Africa. Amazingly Most African countries share similar topography. Contrary to exaggerated ‘poverty’ and ‘crisis’ reports by non-african journalist, Most parts of Africa countries are peaceful and citizens live mainly on natural food. This is not to say there are no diseases in Africa,  There are but it is simply not as it is exaggerated! Besides Every …

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5 ULTIMATE reasons why African women should keep a natural hair!

  YOUR IDENTITY; Your Natural hair is your identity. It is who you are and you should not run from it. I think sincerely that using relaxer is trying to permanently change the crown you have been endowed with. If you think It was Ralph Waldo Emerson that said  “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  I think asian and white hair is beautiful, they all have the same type of hair, but …

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MORE NIGERIANS IN THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE

These are some more Nigerians who are making us proud in Hollywood: Hope Olaide Wilson: The moment I saw her face, I felt a kindred spirit in her. I just knew that she had to be Nigerian, so I checked the cast list in the movie I saw her in, which was I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF, and voila! She was! She’s also been in THE LAST SHIP, THE FOSTERS, etc. Richard Ayoade: This guy is not just an actor, he’s a writer, …

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NIGERIANS IN THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE

I was awed at one point when I first heard of Nigerians who were making it big in Hollywood. It seemed like such a big deal, and then I realized that it really shouldn’t be so big a deal. I mean, I’ve always known that Nigerians are talented people and it was about time the world realized it too. I’m proud of them, even though they have no idea of who I am; and I’m especially proud of those who have used their popularity and …

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THE STORY OF THE ANIMAL’S DAM: AFRICAN FOLKTALE STORY!

THERE was a great drought in the land; and Lion called together a number of animals so that they might devise a plan for retaining water when the rains fell. The animals which attended at Lion’s summons were Baboon, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Hare, and Mountain Tortoise. It was agreed that they should scratch a large hole in some suitable place to hold water; and the next day they all began to work, with the exception of Jackal, who continually hovered about in that locality, and …

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THE DANCE FOR WATER: AFRICAN FOLKTALE STORY

THERE was a frightful drought. The rivers after a while dried tip and even the springs gave no water. The animals wandered around seeking drink , but to no avail. Nowhere was water to be found. A great gathering of animals was held: Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Jackal, Elephant, all of them came together. What was to be done? That was the question. One had this plan, and another had that; but no plan seemed of value. Finally one of them suggested: “Come, let all of …

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Africans with notable achievements! Be inspired!

Black is not only beautiful, we’ve got beauty and brains. Here are just a few Africans with notable achievements: Chinonye Omeh. A Nigerian known for his research into the use of wind propelled turbines to generate electricity. This guy don tire for NEPA, and did try to make a difference. Philip Emeagwali. A Nigerian scientist and inventor known for first using a connection machine supercomputer to help analyse petroleum fields. Christiaan Barnard. A South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world’s first human to human …

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Africans with great inventions!

We Africans are doing a lot o. Here are some actual Africans with great inventions: Trevor Wadley. He’s a South African that invented the tellurometer. The tellurometer is an instrument used in land surveying which can measure up to 80 km. he also invented the Wadley loop, some kind of radio receiver. Graeme Wells. He’s a South African who invented the oil can guitar. He used five litre oil cans to make electric guitars. Amazing right? Henri Johnson. Another South African who invented the speed …

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Black People with great inventions!

In the US, this month is black history month, now referred to as African American history month. Anyway, it gave me the idea to point out and honour some black people who have made impacts in the world in one way or the other. I’ll be making a few lists, one list per day. Today, we’ll focus on blacks in diaspora with great inventions. Alice Parker. She created the gas heating furnace used in many homes to keep warm during the winter. She patented the …

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