Folio Nigeria by CNN

As Editor of Folio Nigeria, a CNN-powered multimedia storytelling platform, I profile innovators and facilitators in culture. So far, I have written about boxing, music, comedy, visual arts, metal sculpture, comics, language, photography, food, painting, activism, health, journalism, and the environment. We tell multifocal stories with heart and bite. Check out my Author Page.

PROFILES

How Miss Nigeria Reinvented Itself as a Platform for Social Change, Mar. 4, 2021

How OyaNow Impacted the Delivery Business in Nigeria, Feb. 16, 2021

Nigeria’s New Wave of Experimental Metal Sculptors, Nov. 21, 2020

Out of a Lagos Street Boxing Academy, Big Dreams & a Child Star, Oct. 30, 2020

A Musical Dynasty Consolidates Its Legacy, on Yeni Kuti and Fela’s family, Oct. 5, 2020

Nigerian FX Makeup, Newly Viral, Seeks a Global Stage, Sept. 25, 2020.

Artist of Spoons, on a sculptor working with cutlery, Sept. 16, 2020

In Nigeria, Investigative Journalism Finds Culture Impact, on Kiki Mordi’s reporting on BBC’s Sex for Grades documentary, Aug. 28, 2020

In the Age of Afrobeats, a New Sound for Highlife, on The Cavemen.’s highlife fusion and new album ROOTS, Aug. 21, 2020

The Women Weavers of Akwete, Aug. 15, 2020

A Nigerian Tech Company takes on the Gender Gap, Jul. 31, 2020

The Making of Ńdébé, an Indigenous Script for the Igbo Language, Jul. 24, 2020

A Nigerian Comic Series Builds on History, Jul. 17, 2020

For 60 Years, Three Generations of Caterers Have Perfected Ofe Onugbu, Jul. 10, 2020

Making Space for Survivors, on Ayodeji Oluwaseun Osowobi’s work with Stand to End Rape Intiative, Jul. 3, 2020

Her Diagnosis Alerted a Country of 200 Million, on Dr. Amara Karen Allison who discovered Nigeria’s first COVID-19 case, Jun. 26, 2020

From MS Word to Blockchain, Visual Artist on New Grounds, Jun. 19, 2020

A 17-Year-Old Nigerian Artist Using Charcoal for Hyper-realistic Portraits, Jun. 12, 2020

Photographers Come Together to Create Mental Health Awareness, Jun. 12, 2020

How Taaooma’s Family Comedy Skits Made Her a Social Media Phenomenon, Jun. 5, 2020

Intissar Bashir-Kurfi Is Collecting Nylon to Save the Environment, Jun. 5, 2020

CULTURE PIECE

How COVID-19 Helped Make Instagram Live Central to Culture in Nigeria, May 18, 2020

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