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OluTimehin is a writer based out of Lagos, Nigeria. She lives online as 'theloulette'.

A Tale of Two National Libraries: Norway and Nigeria Come Together

In Norway, the National Library is considered a custodian of both the past and the future. The Oslo library, whose four wings were built over the course of more than a century in architectural styles that both clash with and complement one another, is a symbol of a country not just accepting of the march of modernity, but in full embrace of it

On masculinity, ‘Real Men™’ and Prince’s eyeliner-wearing genius

'Real Men™’ continue to be manufactured by the deeply traumatic process of chipping away at their humanity. And we are all the worse off for it.

My Lagos Story: ‘Where can I change $5,000?’ My brother, I don’t know o!

I took a taxi in Lagos once, and I could have either ended up very rich or very dead.

“I love Chimamanda’s message!” – Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on ‘We Should All Be Feminists”

The Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg has personally recommended Chimamanda Adichie's 'We Should All Be Feminists'

Benue State Polytechnic students protest tuition fee hike

A sudden hike in school fees has led to student protests in Ugbokolo

Butterscotch Evenings: A review of Michelangelo’s second attempt at making magic

Butterscotch Evening 2015 was cancelled, but Michelangelo Productions decided that the show would go on. Here is my review of last night's event.

#HowIWoreMyMaju: An impulse buyer’s review of Maju’s 2015 Holiday Collection

Would I buy from Maju again? Possibly. I adore their aesthetic and marketing strategy, but those things don't matter as much as the quality and fit of the actual clothes.

Dare to wear: how would you rock the girly sneaker trend?

Sportswear has enjoyed quite a resurgence over the last few years; leggings are now generally accepted as pants, sporty tank tops have all but replaced the...

The Curious Case of Butterscotch Evening (or ‘I didn’t get to see Brian McKnight live...

The Butterscotch Evenings have been, by all accounts, some of the classiest events open to the Lagos public in the last few years. In...

African feminism isn’t Tinker Bell; wishing it away won’t make it disappear

Every two weeks or so, someone on ‘Nigerian Twitter’ or Facebook posts something that touches on the subject of women’s rights, people decide to...

Every woman has the right to choose to abort, but we’d rather not have to...

On Tuesday, ministerial nominee Prof Isaac Adewole answered a question from Senator Ike Ekweremadu about his position on abortion. His reply was this: “I...

Remember people’s comments about Linda Ikeji’s N500 million house? Here’s what they reveal about Nigeria

For someone who has built a career out of talking about other people’s lives, Linda Ikeji’s life itself isn’t often in the news, and...

#FeesMustFall: President Zuma halts tuition fee hike in South Africa after widespread protests

Last night marked the beginning of success for the thousands of student-led protesters in South Africa who marched on Parliament in a bid to...

Dear Davido, there’s nothing ‘African’ about fat-shaming

The Nigerian music industry has long had its detractors, and in certain circles, it is something of a point of pride to announce a strong dislike...

It’s Not ‘Just Twitter’: Fundraising for the Mirabel Center

The landscape of the post-Y2K world is, when you step back and think about it, quite astonishing. Technology has evolved--and continues to do so--at...

Apple Music signs 26 year old Julie Adenuga to host new radio show, Beats1

For siblings of famous people, like Solange Knowles or Janet Jackson, coming into your own can be a tricky thing, but Julie Adenuga is...

UNICEF centres Children’s Day 2015 on Boko Haram’s underage bombers

UNICEF has declared the theme of Children's Day 2015 as 'Violence Against Children and the Urgent Need to Stop It'. This is in view...

Bring on the bling: All of the dazzling details of Toolz’ engagement ring!

Being as yet unmarried, my knowledge of diamonds is entirely the product of lots of romance movies and celebratory Instagram posts.Still, one doesn't have to be...

New video: Dencia’s ‘African Energy’ riffs on Rihanna’s ‘American Oxygen’

Following the media parley for the world premiere of her video for 'African Energy' at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, Reprudencia 'Dencia' Sonkey has now...

Presidential clapback: Barack Obama tweets epic comeback at Bill Clinton

Barack Obama's personal twitter account is days old, but the account has already gained almost 2 million followers. And with only three posted tweets, one...

She’s back! Janet Jackson announces new music and world tour in 2015

How do you spell 'freaking out'?!Super fans of Janet Jackson all over the world are going crazy with excitement because the legendary entertainer, who...

The Truth With Olisa: Olisa Adibua sits down with Bright ‘Basketmouth’ Okpocha

The latest episode of the Truth with Olisa features an in-depth conversation with comedy's leading man, Bright 'Basketmouth' Okpocha.Watch Nigeria's king of humour, who has...

‘Abigail Igwe is not a lesbian, debunk these stories!’ – wife’s friend to Fashanu

Alliance Freedom, a youtube channel primarily dedicated to political news, has released a conversation between an unidentified friend of Abigail Igwe's and Abigail's estranged...

El Anatsui sculptural piece sells at Arthouse Contemporary Art auction for N14million

The 14th edition of the Arthouse Contemporary Art Auction held on May 11 at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi and featured artists like Chief Mrs....

EXCLUSIVE: All the details of Whitenicious mogul Dencia’s new N632million home

Hate it or love it, the Whitenicious empire is definitely raking in that cash!Dencia, the controversial pop singer and beauty entrepreneur, has been dropping...

Errol Brown, member of ‘You Sexy Thing’ band ‘Hot Chocolate’, dies at age 71

Errol Brown, the lead singer of the Hot Chocolate band that gave the world hits like 'You Sexy Thing', 'It Started With a Kiss' and 'Everyone's...

Royal baby? That’s Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana to you, thank you very much!

How time flies! It has only been two days since the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child -- one who seemed reluctant...

Breaking: Malala Yousafzai’s shooter has been sentenced to life in prison

The Taliban members responsible for the 2012 attempted murder of girls' rights and education activist, Malala Yousafzai, have been sentenced to life in prison. Malala...

Rita Dominic and Osas Ighodaro celebrate Mildred Okwo on her birthday

Mildred Okwo, best known for her collaborative effort with Rita Dominic in producing the comedy, 'The Meeting', is a year older today.The co-founder of the...

UNICEF crowd-sourced news platform to launch today; Toke Makinwa to host

UNICEF's text message-based social monitoring tool, UReport, is set to launch today and the event will be hosted by popular OAP Toke Makinwa.This...