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Sports for development – Para-soccer

    Nigeria’s para-soccer league gives young disabled men a profession, a skill and a role as models of success in this tough society.   Para-soccer is a fast paced, intense and graceful game. Invented in Nigeria in 1988, it has, over time, developed well-defined rules and regulations that take much from football (or soccer) with a hint of handball.     The league’s development has been assisted...

Social Fabric

This article appeared in Wings Magazine Nigeria’s fashion industry is an important source of employment. Design house Kinabuti aims to contribute to the growth of it, and the nation’s creative economy at community level.   Words Diane Lemieux Photography Adolphus Opara & Massimo Sciacca “If any place can become the Milan of Africa it is Lagos.” Caterina Bortolussi, designer and founder of the fashion...

Quintessentially Nigerian!

(Lagos, May 17th, 2013) Quintessence, our cultural icon which sits just off the famous Falomo roundabout in Ikoyi, is moving to a new home today. After 38 years, the large Q hanging over dusty Awolowo Road, will no longer beckon culture-seekers to escape the traffic and enjoy browsing through always updated collections of art, music, jewelry, arte-facts, toys, leather, antique and modern fabric, fashion and of course, the...

Nigeria’s heroes

Ed Emeka Keazor’s work should change this deficit, forever. Ed is a barrister. He was Legal Advisor to a large UK charity for a number of years before deciding to go back to university in order to better pursue his research passion of past 15 years: the making of modern Nigeria. He obtained a PhD in history. Now, as well as being a musician, writer and blogger, he researches, writes about and presents his findings on the...

Emissaries of an iconic religion

‘You must be so proud of your husband.’ My friend was talking to the wife of Adolphus Opara, the photographer whose work hung on the walls around us. We were at the opening exhibition of his collection of photographs at Lagos’ Centre for Contemporary Art. ‘Yeah,’ she said, with a joking scowl. ‘And he didn’t even thank me!’ My friends and I were a bit confused by her apparent lack of enthusiasm for her...
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