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Culturally, Nigerian men are overbearing, controlling, and paternalistic.  They relate to their fathers and mothers differently. They believe it is “a man’s world” and so they have the tendency to relegate women to subservient roles. I am stunned by the transformation Nigerian men, married to non-Nigerian women, have gone through in the United States…

Is Genevieve Nnaji Nigeria’s First Movie Superstar?

What is this Nnaji mystique that has her audience colliding heads so joyfully, crawling, craving some time in her sun? Star quality is what it is. The amount of talent dripping from her little finger is more than many of our other female leading ladies have combined…

The African male is perplexing. He can be enigmatic. He can be everything and sometimes, nothing. He can be sweet and loving and caring and benevolent and at the same time oppressive. His life is full of contradictions. In so many ways, he is a wounded animal as a result of his historical past…

One can understand some black women wearing wigs for the same reasons that some white women do; because they are losing or have lost their hair. One can even make allowances for wigs being worn for the occasional change of look. But how to explain young women with full heads of hair who will never be seen dead with their natural hair?

Long before Jaiye Aboderin, her late husband, passed on suddenly in 2004, Nigerian movie star actress and singer, Stella Damasus-Aboderin had been the subject of gossips, some of which were very damaging. But through all of this, Stella maintained a silence almost as thick as a wall. Not anymore…

Long before Jaiye Aboderin, her late husband, passed on suddenly in 2004, Nigerian movie star actress and singer, Stella Damasus-Aboderin had been the subject of gossips, some of which were very damaging. But through all of this, Stella maintained a silence almost as thick as a wall. Not anymore…

When I left to visit Nigeria, I had only been in America ten years and so I hadn’t acquired the accent expected of a Nigerian-American. As for my hair, even in those days I had so little hair left, I was afraid that if I fried my hair, I would go bald! So I went home nappy-haired and with my original Nigerian accent. Unknown to me this was a major source of embarrassment to my dad…

Talents abound in Nigeria. In the area of sports alone, we have witnessed an abundance of talents. Today, Emeka Nwana, Vincent Enyeama and the others have no reason to engage in "Internet Fraud", Armed Robbery and political assassination…

In marrying my Nigerian husband, I find that I, an African American woman, have taken on the entire country’s fight as well.  I mean I am called on, through thoughtless remarks or questions, to defend my choice…

It is not hard to see why many Nigerian young men are either postponing their marriageable age or altogether abandoning the enterprise. From Nigeria to America and even Europe the women are crying out loud: “there are no Nigerian men that want to marry!”