Author: Chris

A Nigerian Imperial Fantasy

Since the establishment of the African Union, there has been passive competition among some countries in the continent – South Africa, Egypt, Libya, Kenya, and Nigeria – on who should wield the most influence on

Chris Ogunlowo

Out and About With Jumoke Verissimo

We agreed to meet at Domino’s in GRA, Ikeja. But some random events changed our plan — the affliction called Lagos traffic held Jumoke up somewhere for over an hour. I rushed to a friend’s house to

Chris Ogunlowo

Mr. Eazi Is Right

Twitter is still on fire over Mr. Eazi’s pronouncement on Ghana’s influence on Nigerian music. The hoopla has been louder among folks whose knowledge about Ghanaian and Nigerian music is limited to contemporary sounds. They

Chris Ogunlowo

An Evening With Dike Chukwumerije

In describing an excitement, especially one caused by a creative or spiritual experience, one is not short of hyperbolic descriptions. I’ll save the hyperboles that fit the performance of Dike’s spoken word performance (#MadeInNigeria) at

Chris Ogunlowo

You Should Watch ’76, the Movie

You should watch ’76. I’ll repeat that — you should get yourself to the cinema and watch a gorgeous piece of storytelling. A friend suggested we go to the movies to see the film. She was insistent.

Chris Ogunlowo