It’s been more than a month, I shouldn’t have left you without a dope Three to step to. No vex. Here goes, three things that caught my eye this past month in the cultural multiverse. Previous editions here and here.

Top from left: meme from @yungnollywood on Insta; book cover of Nickel Boys from Penguin Books; still from Nigerian Netflix film Lionheart; a group photo from Netflix’s Nigerian Twitter account; and Saidiya Hartman’s book cover for ‘Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments’

What Old Nollywood Tells Us About Love, Money, and Gender…

Happy New Year! It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you without a dope edition to step to. No vex.

Here you are. Start the year with me. Previous editions here and here.

Our top cultural moments of the year include: Burna Boy’s African Giant Album, Davido’s new record, Toni Morrison’s passing, Naira Marley’s ascendancy, Lionheart’s Oscar nomination troubles, the sequel to the early Nollywood classic Living in Bondage

Six Top Cultural Moments of 2019

A lot happened last year, didn’t it? Nigeria had…

Every month, I write about three things that caught my eye in the culture universe. Social stuff, music stuff, books stuff. Previous editions here and here. Here is Mambo no. 5. If you get that reference, I like you already.

Race in Nigeria

I’ve really gotten into Panashe Chigumadzi’s work recently. She wrote…

I write about a few pop culture happenings that caught my eye. Previous editions here and here. This is the fourth edition.

A Conversation with Oyinkan Braithwaite

If you read the previous edition of The Three, you know that I loved Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer. Imagine how stoked I was to get…

Every month, I write about a few pop culture happenings that caught my eye. Previous editions here and here. This is lucky number three.

From the top left: Ariana Grande’s album cover for ‘thank u next’; R. O. Kwon’s book cover for ‘The Incendiaries’; and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s book cover for ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer.’

Us too

These last few years, women everywhere seem to be recalibrating their relationships to the societies they live in. Just like the wider #MeToo movement…

Every month, I’ll write about three pop culture things I dis/liked. Could be anything — a book, an album, a TV show, a movie, a dish, anything. I’ll try and keep this a politics-free space, but no promises. As you can see, I barely managed it this edition.

First installment…

S.

Occassional writer. Music lover. Book reader. Point-and-laugh-er. Doer of things.

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