Our proteges are getting younger by the decade. Safe passages to this wonderful young woman.
A Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes.
The interview with the award winning documentary film maker, conference speaker and writer is featured in the August 2013 edition of Forbes Africa.
Touted by some as the next Larry King, and ARISE News as the next Oprah Winfrey, Oduwole is reportedly committed to rebrand Africa by showing the positive things in about the continent, and making the case for education the Girl Child in Africa and Emerging Markets.
China Achebe, the Nigerian author and towering man of letters whose internationally acclaimed fiction sought to revive African literature and rewrite the story of the continent that had long been told by Western voices, died on Thursday in Boston. He was 82.
The sprawling novel about an African family dispersed throughout the world has also taken Ms. Selasi around the world. She did a prepublication tour last year, which introduced her to booksellers in this country and in the U.K., and is about to embark on a 10-city U.S. tour, followed by stops in England, Germany and the Netherlands, for “phase one” of the rollout. The book is being published in 14 countries besides the U.S., and phase two will include a visit to Italy in September. The tours are somewhat unusual for a first-time author and a signal that her publisher, Penguin Press, is committed to making her a literary star.
In the history of the Academy Awards, more than a few Oscars statuettes have either gone missing or were stolen. 55 disappeared from a Los Angeles loading dock just days before the ceremony in 2000. All but two were recovered. In 1938, an unidentified man jumped onstage to accept an award on behalf of Best Supporting Actress winner Alice Brady, who was too ill to attend. The man was never seen again — and neither was Brady’s award. In 2002, UPS lost Whoopi Goldberg‘s Best Supporting Actress Oscar when it was sent out for cleaning. It was later found in a trash can.
The web is the new TV, as we’ve said many times on S&A. And content creators from under-represented groups are taking full advantage, which is a good thing! If you’re not seeing yourself on screen (Broadcast TV and at the movie theater), the burden is on you to create those images of yourself that you want to see, especially now that the tools of creation and distribution have become much more accessible.
Ijaw (also known by the subgroups”Ijo”or”Izon“) are a collection of peoples indigenous mostly to the forest regions of the Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers States within the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Some are natives of Akwa-Ibom, Edo, and Ondo states also in Nigeria. Many are found as migrant fishermen in camps as far west as Sierra Leone and as far east as Gabon along the Western Africa coastline.They are believed to be some of the earliest inhabitants of southern Nigeria.The Ijaws currently numbering about 15 million have long lived in locations near many sea trade routes, and were well connected to other areas by trade as early as the 15th century. Ijaw people sit on Nigeria`s rich oil lands.
I don’t know how well House Wife Works these days. When a woman is so busy with the kids are all grown and a woman is still a house a wife she will have to baby sit and soul around the house. This is the case with the busy lawyers wife. Their affairs got broken when he found out that a boy young enough to be his son is actually his wife’s bed mate.
Last month Miss USA won the coveted crown of Miss Universe. As is tradition in pageants, if the winner is not able to finish her year as title holder, the first runner up assumes the title and the crown. Nana Meriwether was the first runner up to Miss USA and she must have been overjoyed when Miss USA won Miss Universe because that then automatically made her the new Miss USA.