Tag: Nigerians in America

For Her Debut, Abi Daré Confronts ‘Dreams and Intelligence That We Kill’

Writing “The Girl With the Louding Voice,” about a 14-year-old employed as a housemaid, challenged how the novelist viewed a common practice in her native Nigeria.

By Concepción de León | New York Times

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Three Nigerians die of coronavirus in US

By News Agency of Nigeria

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus disease in the United States. Okoyen made the announcement in a statement in New York on Saturday evening.

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Azubuike and Dotson Named 2020 Wooden Award All-Americans

Nigerian-Born Kansas University senior Udoka Azubuike and sophomore Devon Dotson were each named to the 10-member 2020 Men’s Wooden Award All-American Team, the Los Angeles Athletics Club announced Wednesday. Additionally, Azubuike was named one of five finalists for the 2020 Wooden Award. The men’s and women’s Wooden Award All-American teams were selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board.

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Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

By Franoise Ugochukwu |Sierra Leone Times

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade. These video-films of the early years have now become full feature films, and an integral part of popular life in Nigeria. Local audiences appreciate these homegrown productions relating to daily life in the country.

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After my mother died, I reconnected with her Nigerian heritage through food at Rio Carnival

By Rosie Bell

AS PART OF MY voyage of the heart to heal from the sudden loss of my mother, Grace, I headed far afield to Brazil, a country she loved wholeheartedly yet never visited. During my mission to forget her passing, I encountered many a reminder of her aliveness, the dishes she cooked, and the tales she told of the place she was born: Nigeria.

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Davido Is Bridging The Gap Between Africans And Black Americans With ‘A Good Time’

By CHERISE JOHNSON

As this generation’s Afrobeats leader, Nigerian superstar Davido reigns supreme. Fresh out of an electrifying soundcheck for his sold-out Los Angeles show at The Wiltern, the cultural icon touted as the “King Of Afrobeats,” was gleefully surrounded by family, friends and his French Bulldog pup 30, backstage ahead of his performance.

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Third-Culture Cooking: Making Efo Riro With Kemi Seriki

By Joe Sevier|Epicurious

I came to the Bronx to learn how to make efo riro, a stew of leafy greens cooked in a savory tomato-pepper sauce, native to the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. I left with a recipe only Kemi Seriki could have written.

Seriki moved to the States from Lagos, Nigeria, in 1982, to attend college and earn her master’s degree. She intended to move back to Nigeria after school, but she stayed in New York, where she now works as a youth counselor in the New York City court system.

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MEET THE OWNER OF HOUSTON’S ONLY WEST AFRICAN POP-UP DINNER SERIES

Ope Amosu shares the beauty and love of West African culture through the food he grew up eating. He created ChòpnBlọk, a contemporary West African-inspired, fast, casual pop-up dinner concept serving as a cultural crossroads between West African culinary traditions and local communities in Houston, Texas

by Dana Givens

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Lake Crystal Resident Serves as Navy Officer in Africa After Emigrating from Nigeria

By Ashley Hanley|Story by Lt. Jennifer K Cunningham

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Lt. Victor Agunbiade, a Lake Crystal, Minnesota resident, is a Navy Reserve supply officer currently serving at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti as the dispersing officer in charge of dispersing and money collection for the entire African region. Located in an austere environment, Camp Lemonnier is a U.S. Navy base located in the Horn of Africa and is the only enduring U.S. military base on the continent of Africa.

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Clear Lake resident starts University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first African Student Association

A Clear Lake resident and current graduate student at University of Houston-Clear Lake is responsible for the creation of the college’s first African Student Association, according to a Feb. 24 media release from UHCL.

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Trump’s travel ban ignores the Nigerian success story

This article in the San Francisco Examiner argues that the Trump Administration ignored the achievements and contributions of the Nigerian community in the US before including citizens of the country in the travel ban.

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Trump’s xenophobic travel ban punishes Americans above all

The president’s recent anti-immigration move is breaking up American families.

By The Editorial Board |BOSTON GLOBE

A rational president, making decisions untainted by racial bias, would know that Nigerians are among the most successful and highly educated immigrant groups in America: 61 percent hold at least a bachelor’s degree. More than 1 in 3 Nigerian immigrants work in the US health care industry; compared to the general population, they’re also more likely to work in science, technology, and engineering fields.

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A Nigerian football player’s journey to U.S. citizenship

By DESTINI AMBUS

Prince Michael Sammons finds strength through God and comfort in family. Sammons, an offensive lineman for the Auburn Tigers and native of Nigeria, received his American citizenship earlier this semester. It was a long process for Sammons to get to America, but it was even longer for him to gain his citizenship.

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Nigerian Immigrant Eloquently Explains Why He’s the ‘Real American’ After Breaking MAGA UFC Fighter’s Jaw

Could this fight and subsequent interview have been the moment Donald Trump took a deep dislike of Nigerian immigrants?

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Carol Angela Davis gives her opinion on the travel ban on Nigerians

American social commentator gives her opinion on the recent visa restrictions on Nigerians.