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David Oyelowo Goes Full Naija in Toronto

  We can not watch this video enough times! David Oyelowo (Oyetokunbo if you’re nasty) went full Naija on the TIFF audience in Toronto yesterday. He was at TIFF for the Queen of Katwe premiere, and also attended City to City screenings–in which the Toronto International Film Festival is honoring 9 filmmakers from Lagos this year. In […]

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The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series presents: CULTURAL CONFIDENCE

What is CULTURAL CONFIDENCE ? from Nollywood Diaspora on Vimeo. The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series is pleased to present it’s second annual forum, themed Cultural Confidence: Acquiring and negotiating authentic cultural identity in a globalized world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nigeria and 54 years of Nigerian independence, NDFS will […]

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Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka

      Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized Yoruba indigenes of our time. Here are some interesting facts about his life: ·       He was born in July 13, 1934 in Abeokuta, Ogun state ·       He studied at the University of Leeds, England ·       In 1960, he received a Rockefeller Foundation grant to research […]

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Notable Yoruba in Spotlight: Folorunsho Alakija

Introducing the currently, richest black woman in the world, Nigeria and Yoruba’s own: Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija! Folorunsho Alakija is a businesswoman from Nigeria. She was born in 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She is a business tycoon involved in the fashion,oil and printing industries. She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists […]