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.


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

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

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

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

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

In Nigeria, Investigative Journalism Finds Culture Impact, on Kiki Mordi’s Sex for Grades documentary, August 28, 2020

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

The Women Weavers of Akwete, August 15, 2020

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

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

A Nigerian Comic Series Builds on History, July 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Photographers Come Together to Create Mental Health Awareness, June 12, 2020

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

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


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

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