Tag: Nigerians in America

Nigerian boy gets scholarship after viral video of dancing in the rain

By David Lyman | Cincinnati Enquirer

You saw the video, right? The 45-second recording of a kid dancing in the rain? There was something inspiring about it. But would anyone else be interested? Well, here we are, seven weeks after that post, and the video of this kid – his name is Anthony Madu, by the way – has been seen nearly 310,000 times on Instagram alone. And it’s been re-posted on every social media imaginable, where it has been seen by tens of thousands of other people.

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Detroit’s Newest Food Truck Serves ‘Authentic Nigerian Cuisine’ On Livernois

by Alan Stamm | Deadline Detriot

An immigrant entrepreneur who launched a northwest Detroit food truck called Fork in Nigeria two months ago has a heads-up for adventurous diners: Some “restaurants we have around here wrongly brand themselves as African,” Prej Iroegbu says at his website.

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Yvonne Orji | Insecure star Dishes On Her ”Special Moment” With Issa Rae After Emmy Nominations

By McKenna Aiello | E!

Nigerian-America Yvonne Orji earned an Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series nod for her performance as Molly—the character fans loved to hate. Season 4 of the HBO series explored what goes wrong (and what can go right) when a friendship reaches its breaking point. But while we’ll have to wait for Molly and Issa (Issa Rae) to hash out their differences once and for all when Insecure returns for a fifth season, it’s only right that Yvonne gets her time to shine. 

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Stella Immanuel | Cameroonian joins American Frontline doctors to advocate hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid 19

CORRECTION: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE HAD STATED THAT STELLA IMMANUEL IS NIGERIAN. WE HAVE SINCE DETERMINED THAT SHE WAS BORN IN CAMEROON BUT HAD HER MEDICAL TRAINING IN NIGERIA BEFORE EMIGRATING TO AMERICA.

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Cameroonian-born doctor, Stella Immanuel has made an impassioned plea advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid 19. A video of her arguments in support of the controversial treatment has gone viral and has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook and YouTube, but both platforms have taken down the video. Regardless, the video is being shared relentlessly on WhatsApp, Twitter, Messenger and other messaging platforms.

By Caroline Warnock  | Heavy.com

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Edafe Okporo | Nigerian refugee creates New York City’s first full-time shelter for asylum-seekers

By Julie Compton | NBC

Edafe Okporo fled his homeland in 2016 after he was subjected to homophobic violence. He’s now helping others who are looking to build lives in the U.S.

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High percentage of Nigerian ancestry found in Black Americans in the U.S. as study reflect the hardships and realities of slavery

By Isoke Samuel | NBC

The genes of 50,000 descendants of slaves reveal the effects of the global slave trade generations later, according to a study published Thursday in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Researchers analyzed data provided by thousands of 23andMe customers who agreed to share their genetic information to better understand the impact of forced migration on the genealogy of the descendants of enslaved Africans in the Americas.

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Duro Olowu | Michelle Obama-approved designer pursuit of the ‘culture of style’

byValerie Steele | CNN

Ever since Nigerian-born British fashion designer Duro Olowu launched his eponymous label in 2004, his aesthetic has remained remarkably consistent. Known for his use of color and pattern, Olowu also favors the sharply tailored silhouettes of his multicultural 1970s upbringing, including fitted jackets, precision-cut wide-leg trousers, billowing capes and kimonos, and intricately cut yet liberating dresses with hemlines below the knee — all rendered in vivid and unusually juxtaposed fabrics, patterns, and textures.

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Ola Bello |African queen offers a royal feast at Flavors Nigerian

by Faiyaz Kara  | Orlando Weekly

There’s a scene in No Passport Required where chef Marcus Samuelsson and Patricia Nyan, chef-owner of Suya Hut in Houston, talk about the importance of suya. The spice rub, originating from predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria, is made from peanuts and chili peppers and used to marinate grilled beef and chicken in Nigerian cookery.

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Naijalife | New online Marketplace Allows African Diaspora to Get a Taste of Home

By MENAFN

Africans can now relish the taste of home even while being abroad. Naijalife Magazine USA has launched an online marketplace that allows customers to source commodities from home at market prices.

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John Boyega Has No Interest In Returning To Star Wars

BY AYA MILLER | Screen Rant

Star Wars fans won’t be seeing British-Nigerian John Boyega in the franchise anytime soon as The Rise of Skywalker star has admitted he’s moving on. Boyega served a prominent role in the sequel trilogy as stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter, Finn

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