Wizkid wins 2020 BET Soul Train Awards with Beyoncé

By Punch Newspaper

Nigerian Superstar, Wizkid is a recipient of the 2020 BET Soul Train Award. He won the award alongside American superstar Beyoncé for their collaboration on the song, Brown Skin Girl. The song is off Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album. 

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Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo | President-Elect Joe Biden names Nigerian-American as Deputy Treasury Secretary

By Ebimo Amungo

President-elect Joe Biden named key members of his economic team on Monday, and among them is Nigerian-born Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo who was announced as Deputy Treasury Secretary. Janet Yellen  was nominated as treasury secretary along with three other women in top roles on a diverse team that will help him navigate the nation’s punishing fiscal headwinds in hopes of building an economic recovery

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Ghana commissions new Consulate General building in Ontario, Canada

By GhanaWeb

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on November 26, 2020, commissioned a new building for the Ghana Consulate-General in Toronto, the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Nigerian cultural group hosts cultural festival in Canada

By Jimoh Babatunde | Vanguard

The organizers of the annual Global Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture (GBAFACC) say all arrangements have been concluded to have a successful celebration. The co-founder and operations director, Edo Global Royal Art and Culture Canada, Jackson Osamede Igbinosun, made this known while revealing that the Global Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture billed for December 11-12, in Toronto, Canada, would hold virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on physical gatherings.

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Why are Nigerians leaving Nigeria? Has the The Nigerian Dream died?

BY NJIDEKA AGBO | The Guardian

In 1974, the federal Commissioner for Economic Development and Reconstruction of Nigeria, Prof. Adebayo Adedeji and his delegation embarked on a three‐week tour to US cities including New York, Washington, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. His mission was simple: to convince Nigerians to return to their country to aid in economic development.

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‘Betrayed’ Black asylum seekers say Trump administration is ramping up deportations by force and fraud

By MOLLY O’TOOLE, ANDREA CASTILLO | Los Angeles Times

Owning a small business in Cameroon selling French products was enough to trap the young man between the English-speaking minority and French-speaking majority government in the warring West African nation. In July 2019, he was kidnapped by armed rebels, who tortured him for months in the jungle, demanding $10,000 ransom from his family, he said. Then, shortly after they paid, government forces arrested and tortured him for another month — for “financing” the separatists.

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Niyi Okuboyejo | A Designer’s Endlessly Adaptable Nigerian Stew

By Nick Marino | The New York Times

Nigerian cuisine revolves around starches, stews and soups served in celebratory portions. “We don’t sit down and have light bites of food,” says Niyi Okuboyejo, the Lagos-born fashion designer behind the New York-based men’s wear brand Post-Imperial.

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Folake Olowofoyeku is the Star in “Bob Hearts Abishola” You Should Know About

By Damilola O. | BellaNaija

Folake Olowofoyeku is a Nigerian-born American who’s the star of CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola. Folake plays the role of Abishola, a no-nonsense cardiac nurse and single mother navigating immigrant life in America. In this chat with BellaNaija, Folake talks about her character, her experience as a Nigerian in diaspora, upcoming projects, some of the challenges faced by women of colour in Hollywood and the Nigerian songs she loves.

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Former NBA lottery pick saw wave of Nigerian players coming

By KEN MAGUIRE | AP Sports

Diogu was the lone Nigerian-American among a group of international players selected back in 2005. This year, a whole starting five and then some could be built from all the picks with Nigerian ties.

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The Weeknd |Ethiopian-Canadian singer beats Chris Brown, John Legend at American Music Awards 2020

BY CONAN ALTATIS  | CONAN Daily

Abel “The Weeknd” Makkonen Tesfaye, 30, of Canada was one of the big winners at the American Music Awards of 2020. The 48th edition of the annual American music awards show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States on November 22, 2020.

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