TikTok has exploded in popularity among young people in Nigeria. Here’s why it’s such a hit.
Livelihoods which communities have relied on for centuries are being criminalised by heavy-handed state restrictions.
All too often, urban reforms are led by technical and infrastructural change, rather than by engaging people.
Nigerian museums continue to present colonised versions of history. This harms local communities.
Young Nigerians are culturally encouraged to overdrink. How can they be protected?
Understanding what drives conflict, and tension, is the starting point for developing paths to peace.
Yusuf Grillo charted a path in African art and enabled the emergence of more artists.
Using data from the popular navigation app, researchers have pinpointed the areas of Lagos, Nigeria, where emergency obstetric care is most needed.
Private developers, building professionals and the government all share responsibility for building collapses.
Big Brother Naija has a strong hold on the Nigerian public. Why?
TB Joshua came from nothing, but he redefined African Pentecostalism in many ways.
Nigeria’s TB Joshua wasn’t just known for his evangelism and controversies. He was also a beloved philanthropist.
As the Nigerian film industry advances its methods, is it in danger of alienating its poorer audiences?
Bans haven’t been effective in curbing the ubiquity of commercial motorcycles in Lagos.
Poverty aside, cultural factors like the influence of hip hop songs may also play a role in making a life of cybercrime attractive to young people.
Data suggests that Africa as a whole suffers a relatively high rate of casualties at munition sites where there are unplanned explosions.
The truth remains that no artist through Nigeria’s postcolonial years has contributed close to what Fela did – and continues to do - for human rights and social justice.
Nigerian students are consuming alcohol in alarming quantities, and for psychological reasons. What can be done?
Aliens arrive in Lagos in Nnedi Okorafor’s celebrated sci-fi novel Lagoon – and with them they bring a future free of restrictive gender norms.
In Lagos, cinema audiences don’t go to the movies for the film alone. There’s more.