Speaking of Nigerian things, last month, a particular news item was brought to my attention by an aunt of mine: The Channels Expose on the Police College [http://www.channelstv.com/home/2013/01/22/nigeria-police-college-on-the-brink-of-collapse/] in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. In telling me how she'd heard about it (my aunt
In a serendipitous coincidence of fate (in other words, luckily), soon after writing the article on Jigida Comics [https://theredstringblog.com/jigida-comics], I received two actual Nigerian comics in the mail. They were a belated birthday present from my mother. The 2 comics, Taboo [http://www.amazon.com/Taboo-ebook/dp/
Unlike Kuluya which involved multiple Nigerian digital artists, Jigida Comics [http://www.jigida.com/] is the work of a single person who goes by the pen name of Sugabelly [https://sugabellyrocks.com/]. Sugabelly is a Nigerian blogger and illustrator according to her website, and Jigida Comics is her sole proprietorship
Speaking of high-tech things, I had the pleasure of visiting the Institute for Venture Design [http://www.the-ivd.org/] up in Abeokuta [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeokuta] last month thanks to my uncle Gboyega. The Institute provides an enabling environment for entrepreneurs to originate and actualise start-up technical ventures.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives [http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Lives-Baba-Segis-Wives/dp/0061946370] is the first book by Lola Shoneyin [http://www.lolashoneyin.com/] (Daughter in-law of Wole Soyinka [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wole_Soyinka] according to my father) I do so hate name dropping but if it