THE BEST OF 2020

As African music continues to grow its presence on the global stage, it’s important to document as much of everything as we can. Throwing it back to 2020, the first season of quarantining, here are some of the most popular…

AFRONADA: a playlist

  As the globe continually grows into one giant global village, the concept of identity is expanding. Cultures have become miscible, as highlighted by communities online and via people of dual nationalities.    Afronada is a playlist that highlights the…

WHAT WE DO HERE – YAWA!

We really give a fuck about Nigerian youth culture and all the threads that make up its fabric; music, entrepreneurship, art, fashion and zeitgeist conversations. As much as we care about Nigerian culture, we are equally as passionate about connecting…

Is the Revolution Already Here?

A reflection on Robert Greene’s concept of Generational Myopia, identifying key points from the Two Takes and a Pod episode and why this concept is relevant right now following ENDSARS and other movements.    If you’re a Nigerian based in…

Why I’m Still Protesting

On October 17, 2020 I attended EndSARSYYC. At almost 30 years old, it was the very first protest I had ever attended. It was held downtown Calgary at (ironically) the Peace Bridge. I had been protesting online since October 8th,…

#EndSARS: A Reflection in Diaspora

Like many others, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around everything that’s been happening in Nigeria since early October. Young people all over the country have been taking to the streets demanding an end to SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery…

Uncomfortable Conversations – Episode 3: Who Raised You? (Part One)

Uncomfortable Conversations is about getting us to sit up and pay attention to the black women around us.  Episode 3: Who Raised You? We are asking this question “Who Raised You?” because one of the things we wanted to highlight was…

Uncomfortable Conversations – Episode 2: Navigating Relationships

Uncomfortable Conversations is about getting us to sit up and pay attention to the black women around us.  Episode 2: Navigating Relationships Emotional Labour is defined as the process of managing feelings and expressions to fulfill the emotional requirements of…

Uncomfortable Conversations – Episode 1: Safe Spaces – Safe For Who?

Uncomfortable Conversations is about getting us to sit up and pay attention to the black women around us. Episode 1: Safe Spaces – Safe For Who? Safe space as ‘a place or environment in which a person or category of…

Remember Who “You” Are

Almost two years ago, I was starting my master’s program and it was a very challenging time for me. I was in a lot of pain, and at the core of that pain, I felt so lost. On the day…