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The Beauty and Burden of Being a Nigerian Bride | The New Yorker

Yemisi Aribisala, The New Yorker Photographs by Lakin Ogunbanwo / WHATIFTHEWORLD. Featured Image here are millions of pictures of Nigerian brides on Instagram, many of them taken by talented artists who work as wedding photographers on the weekends, to pay their bills. I know some Nigerian artists, on the other hand, who swear that they will never stoop so low, no matter how needed the remuneration. Their reasoning is that wedding photography in Nigeria is, at its crudest, an interminable record of competitive ostentation, and that enough weekends spent thus engaged might turn you into something other than an artist […]

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The Descendants of Slaves in Nigeria Fight for Equality | The New Yorker

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, The New Yorker Slavery existed among the Igbo long before colonization, and accelerated with the transatlantic trade. Today, slave descendants still retain the stigma of their ancestors. Illustration by Ojima Abalaka. Featured Image n a sunny morning in November, 2018, twelve men and two women gathered in a lavishly furnished living room in Oguta, a town in southeastern Nigeria, with the air-conditioning at full blast. They had come to discuss the caste system that persists among the Igbo people in the region. The group’s host, Ignatius Uchechukwu Okororie, a short, sixty-two-year-old retired civil servant, split open a […]

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Nigeria’s ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ now an international model | Legit.ng

Seun Durojaiye, Legit.ng Jare Ijalana, a 5-year old Nigerian, who has been dubbed on the internet as the most beautiful girl in the world from her portrait by wedding photographer, Mofe Bamiwa. Featured Image -year-old Jare found her way into the spotlight in 2018, when photos of herself and her siblings hit the internet. The dark beauty was immediately tagged by many as the most beautiful girl in the world and unarguably, she looks just like the perfect black barbie doll. Since, she was first captured, Jare has not only become an internet sensation but has moved on to become […]

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Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead, says hospital director – The Washington Post Mortuaries on Sunday overflowed with the bodies of the at least 160 people killed in the collapse of a southern Nigeria church building whose construction, worshipers said, had been rushed.

Mortuaries on Sunday overflowed with the bodies of the at least 160 people killed in the collapse of a southern Nigeria church building whose construction, worshipers said, had been rushed.

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