Day: August 7, 2019

Brooklyn Naija: Business and Entrepreneurship

Through education, entrepreneurship and a willingness to hustle, Nigerians find different creative avenues for earning

by Victoria Ifatusin


From retail to real estate; from architecture to acting, Nigerians seem to have a knack for turning their talents into money-earning ventures.

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IgboFest holds in Minnesota

Nigerians in Minnesota will this weekend have a fun-filled celebration as Umunne Cultural Association in Minnesota, holds its annual IgboFest Day anniversary with the theme, Rising above the challenges. Guests expected at the event include Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and his deputy Peggy Flanagan, City Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeffrey Lunde, Senator Dean Philips and former auditor-general Anambra state, Sir Christopher Akuanyionwu(rtd). 

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From Akufo-Addo in DC to Pelosi in Accra. The story of the year of the return

Washington DC – May 1, 2017: The 115th Congress of the United States of America passes a Resolution (‘HR 1242’) establishing the “400 Years African American History Commission” to carry out activities to commemorate the anniversary.
Washington DC – Friday, Sept 28, 2018: President Akufo Addo launches ‘Year of Return’

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Kenyatta, Jamaican PM mark International Decade for People of African Descent

By PSCUKINGSTON, Jamaica — President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness launched celebrations to mark the International Decade of People of African Descent in Kingston Jamaica.

The launch of the celebrations to mark the United Nations designated  period were unveiled as Jamaica observed its 57th independence anniversary.

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LUPITA NYONG’O TALKS BEING THE ‘VOICE OF GOD’ WHILE NARRATING THE MAJESTY OF ‘SERENGETI’ IN DISCOVERY CHANNEL NEW DOCUSERIES

BY JANICE WILLIAMS 

Viewers will soon be transported to the vast and magical grasslands of Africa when Discovery Channel’s new series, Serengeti, premieres on Sunday. The docuseries follows the heartwarming and harrowing tales of wildlife living within Tanzania’s largest national park.

Kenya native Lupita Nyong’o narrates the six-part series, produced by Emmy-winning filmmakers Simon Fuller and John Downer, who also directed the show.

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MAD OO!! Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Album Debuts At No. 13 On Billboard World Album Charts

Once again, the African Giant is standing tall amongst the rest.

After releasing back-to-back hit singles off the album, there was no doubt that the album was going to be phenomenal.

Nigerian Dancehall-Afrobeatz artiste, Burna Boy’s recently released album titled ‘African Giant’ has debuted No. 13 on Billboard World Charts just in the second week after its release.

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More than Just Investment: Why America Was Once So Popular in Africa

Nick J. Danby

After two nefarious scrambles for Africa during the colonialism of the nineteenth-century and the Cold War in the twentieth century, another surge in foreign activity—another scramble—has affected Africa. With its exponential population and economic potential, governments and corporations from outside Africa have strengthened their relationships on the continent.

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