In the late ’90s in Nigeria, a Ghanaian television series became a local favorite after its initial introduction. Originally aired in Ghana, the series took off in Nigeria with much excitement, and quickly gained wide acceptance. It was titled Inspector Bediako. Read More
That is, if you’re watching the movie from the comfort of your own home. If you are in the house of a friend or getting your hair braided when this movie is playing, you have already left the comfort of your home. So ignore that last part after ‘Lagos.’
But read on …
“Where are they?” Mama Rita grumbled, casting a suspicious glance at her husband. For all she knew, he could be sitting on them. He sat in an easy chair, reading a newspaper, ignoring her completely. He did not look up from his reading for one second.
“Did you know that certain foods can improve your memory? Literally, brain foods,” Papa Rita said, examining a particular page with intense concentration.
“Let me guess: Eba and Banga soup did not make the list, abi? Oh-oh! Where are they now?” Mama Rita said sarcastically and resumed her vigorous search. Read More
Komole is a Yoruba term, which literally means “bend down low.” It is the name given to a dance move that is popular in Nigeria where a person (usually a woman) progressively drops, while dancing until she is crouching low in a graceful manner, without actually hitting the ground. And now for the story.
Pidgin is formally defined as “a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. With more than 250 ethnic groups, Nigerian Pidgin English (also known as “Broken English”) is recognized as an informal means of communication and is widely spoken across the nation. Read More