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Happy Weekend, Morebranches Readers!

Ever since the government signed the #NotTooYoungToRun bill, the Nigerian blogosphere has had to deal with wannabes dreaming of becoming president of the not-free-world. On the second episode of ‘On the couch’, a dedicated election season show for young Africans, a self-acclaimed IT guru, Olasubomi Okeowo argued that Nigerians (in general, black people) can’t produce anything because they aren’t technologically wired to do so *yeah I know, he deserves those gifs* This is the kind of insults we have to put up with when half-baked intellectuals like Mr. Okeowo are allowed an inch, just because they know words like ‘leverage,’ and ‘parameters.’

Janet Jackson’s ‘Made For Now’ is proof of Afrobeats renowned influence. We just need people to stop the belief that elements with printed wax or beads in it is Afrobeat.

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After the success of her break-out movie ‘Wedding Party,’ Kemi Adetiba is returning to the Nigerian cinema with ‘King of Boys’ and the trailer is a masterpiece.

Relieve your childhood Nollyhood memories here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 savage wants to teach black kids how to save money and Mic made a documentary about him meeting one of the beneficiaries, cute gangsta tears.

In my bank account.

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s edition of the black-culture themed festival will be headlined by Kaytranada, The Internet, Public Enemy, Flying Lotus & more.

Afropunk Johannesburg 2018.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS

Zipline is revolutionizing health services in Rwanda with the help of 27-year-old Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana.

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– Korede.

 

Richard Ogundiya

Journalist & Techpreneur. Africa, communications and data.

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