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Momma, I Made It: Ade Samuel, Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Kwame Onwuachi Share Their True Power

Momma, I Made It: Ade Samuel, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, And Kwame Onwuachi Share Their True Power

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To celebrate the premiere of Yvonne Orji's debut stand-up special, Momma, I Made It, Okayplayer and Okayafrica have partnered with HBO to present a moment of black joy and hope. Watch and listen as Ade Samuel, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, and Kwame Onwuachi, share how family and community have guided their respective paths of excellence across a range of fields.

You can catch the "Momma I Made It!" special on HBO and HBOMax! Watch the trailer below.

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The Year Is 2020 & the Future of Nigeria Is the Youth

We discuss the strength in resolve of Nigeria's youth, their use of social media to speak up, and the young digital platforms circumventing the legacy media propaganda machine. We also get first-hand accounts from young creatives on being extorted by SARS and why they believe the protests are so important.

In the midst of a pandemic-rife 2020, the voices of African youth have gotten louder in demand for a better present and future. From structural reforms, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and derelict states of public service, the youths have amplified their voices via the internet and social media, to cohesively express grievances that would hitherto have been quelled at a whisper.

Nigerian youth have used the internet and social media to create and sustain a loud voice for themselves. The expression of frustration and the calls for change may have started online, but it's having a profound effect on the lives of every Nigerian with each passing day. What started as the twitter hashtag #EndSARS has grown into a nationwide youth revolution led by the people.

Even after the government supposedly disbanded the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit on the 10th of October, young Nigerians have not relented in their demands for better policing. The lack of trust for government promises has kept the youth protesting on the streets and online.

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