Literature
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How to Prosper as a Nigerian Writer

We talked to two Nigerian novelists on how to survive and even thrive when you're a writer not named Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

It's not unusual for Nigerian novelists to hold university degrees unrelated to their passions. For bragging rights, the promise of financial stability and the relative ease of gaining employment, many middle class Nigerian parents push their offspring to become doctors, lawyers and engineers. And if those careers aren't possible, well, accountant, architect and economist will do. For the lucky few who studied writing, chances are they have older siblings already pursuing professional courses, are the last born and definitely not the only son, paying their own school fees, or chose to combine majors to placate their parents.

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Here's What Went Down at the Second Edition of Art X Lagos

Art X Lagos indeed returned bigger and bolder this year. Here's a recap of the three-day affair.

The second edition of Art X Lagos received over 8,000 people at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, where over 60 artists representing 15 African countries and 14 galleries engaged guests with visual art, talks and live performances.

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Art X Lagos: West Africa's International Art Fair Returns Bigger and Bolder

We catch up with Art X Lagos founder Tokini Peterside on what to look forward to as West Africa's international art fair returns November 3.

MacDella Cooper Is On a Mission to Become Liberia's Next Female President

Liberia's only female presidential candidate shares her plans for the country.

#Goals: Meet the 24 Year-Old Activist Helping Nigerians Gain Access to Mental Health Care

For our latest installment of #Goals we speak with the 24-year-old creator of PsyndUp, the online directory linking Nigerians to mental health professionals.

#Goals: Lucy Ejike Is the World Powerlifting Champion Opening Doors For Nigerian Paralympians

For the latest installment of #Goals, we speak with record-holding, Nigerian Paralympian Lucy Ejike about how her quest to help other athletes with disabilities find success.

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