The Igbo nation is one of the most populous of the indigenous African peoples almost equaling their population in the diaspora. The Igbo are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and south-eastern Nigeria. UbuntuFM's Ikenna Okeh recently recorded the interview with 'Maazi' Okoro Mark Ogbonnaya as follows:
It’s nice to get in touch with you, Maazi Ogbonnaya
It is my pleasure
Abubakar is a Nigerian writer and journalist. He is the author of the novel Season of Crimson Blossoms and the short story collection, The Whispering Trees. A 2013 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow and 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellow, he was shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2013 and won the BBC African Performance Prize, The Amatu Braide Prize for Prose. He is also listed in the
Ogochukwu Oye better know as "Ogoo" grew up in a close-knit Nigerian family that hails from Awka in Anambra State. Years after practising law as a certified Barrister, Ogoo decided to pursue her first love and passion “Music”. Her passion for music has always been there since a baby. Her Mum told her that as a three-year-old, she would sing and dance with drummers whenever she hear drum beats. She
#Interviews #People #Nigeria #ModernHistory #Europe #Africa #NetNeutrality #Secessionism #Xenophobia #BookPublishing #Biafra Richard AliPersonal Perspectives #1: Richard Ali - book publisher and lawyer from NigeriaPersonal Perspectives is an interview series, a platform on which we invite people to share their perspective on issues that affect us all. Recently UbuntuFM was privileged to sit down and speak with Richard Ali, book publisher and lawyer from Nigeria.
Richard Ali was shortlisted for the John la Rose Short Story Competition (2008). He has participated in various writing workshops including the 2012 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop and the 2013 GRANTA/British Council Workshop. Richard has served as Judge for the BN Poetry Award [Africa’s only Africa-wide poetry prize] and Rwanda’s Huza Press Short Story Prize and has been a Guest at
The name ‘Viddawood’ has been popping up lately within industry circles. So tell us, what is Viddawood, and what services does it have on offer?
Viddawood is a community of screenwriters who believe in making a positive impact on humanity through film. Our community is driven by a shared, collective responsibility and experience sharing.
Every writer in Viddawood is gifted. Majority of
The Aluu 4 was a necklace lynching that involved four young men, Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa, and Tekena Elkanah, all students of the University of Port Harcourt. They were all lynched after they were falsely accused of theft in Aluu, a community in Ikwerre local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria on 5 October 2012. M.I. Abaga wrote Ashes in response to this tragedy.
The late 60’s were a period of international turmoil. The Vietnam War was on every household TV screen. Student protests met violent repercussions in many places. A time of cold war on the one side and détente on the other. Symbols of flower power, peace and love, competed with scenes of war atrocities in the news headlines.
Then this conflict flared up in a West-African backwater called Biafra
Q: So, Ashman, I wouldn't be asking for an introduction; you're my homie, my dude from my hood. But for the benefit of those who do not know you so upclose, I ask that you do a little introduction of yourself.
A: Yaga!.. I'm Ashamole Christian Ifeanyi, popularly known as Ashman. I come from Ikeduru, Imo state in what's presently known as Nigeria. At the moment, I'm resident here in Ghana.
Biafra: another template for the exploitation of the African soil and soul
The secessionist movement that emerged in Biafra in the years after Nigeria’s independence from its colonial ruler Britain, degraded into an all-out war in which millions were killed. The history books tell us that the Biafra conflict lasted from 1966 until 1970 and that is eventually was resolved in the surrender by the