James Melbin

263 Articles

Bukky Ojeifo Steps in as Twitter’s Global Head of Culture and Community

AMAKA.STUDIO— Bukky Ojeifo has become Twitter's new global head of culture and community. God-is Rivera, who held the position before, has…

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Morgan Freeman Teams Up with The Critics Company to Produce “War Is Coming”

VARIETY— In 2019, a group of young Nigerians between the ages of 17 and 21 made a sci-fi short film…

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Africans React to The Recording Academy CEO’s Hint of Afrobeats Grammy Category

The Recording Academy is now considering an Afrobeats category at the annual Grammys ceremony. Harvey Manson Jr., the CEO of…

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2022 National Book Award: The Longlist of Black Writers

The longlists for the National Book Awards for 2022 were announced on September 16. On October 4, five finalists will…

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Chimamanda to be a headliner at 2022 New Yorker Festival

Bestselling writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the distinguished writers expected at the 2022 New Yorker Festival, which holds…

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Ghana Is in Talks to Get Looted Asante Gold Artefacts From the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is negotiating the possible return of an Asante gold artefact collection seized during…

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Four Years Later, New Official Obama Portraits Are Unveiled

Robert McCurdy’s portrait of Obama and Sharon Sprung’s portrait of Michelle Obama, both painted in 2018 (images courtesy White House…

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kó Artspace Announces a New Jerry Buhari Exhibition

The new exhibition was announced via the gallery’s Instagram account. The exhibition themed “Landscape of the Souls” intends to be…

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“Glory”, Book by Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo Shortlisted for Booker Prize (2022)

The Booker Prize shortlist for this year has been revealed. The shortlist's inclusion of the well-known Zimbabwean author of We…

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Understanding Renaissance Art and Neoclassical Historical Arts

A cultural movement known as the Renaissance began in Europe in the early 14th century and lasted until the 17th…

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We Paired Words from Irin Journal: Lagos Issue with Matching ‘Lagos Songs’

The glossary section of Irin Journal, like every other part of the book, is such a delightful read. Familiar words,…

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