Burning the Gods: Andrew Eseimokumo Oki (Interview)

Young writers dream about a career like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s. Few are ready to work hard like her. However, there are still many of those young writers who are working very very hard, yet, nothing happens. Somehow, Andrew Eseimokumo Oki is...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Isi Akahome

I met Isi Akahome many years ago, like 8 years ago. I was still young, new to Lagos and looking for artistic minds to commune with. I found him. He had this impressionistic view of the world that I found...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Samuel Dogini

Samuel Dogini and I met through a very close friend and since then, we have kept in touch, brainstormed and rubbed minds together. He is as intelligent as he sounds in this conversation with me. More so, he is very...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Obinwanne Okeke

In life, you will always meet some people who will make you readjust and think about your own life, no matter how successful you think you’ve become. This happens more when you are young. It happened with Obinwanne Okeke. Meeting...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Kolawole Olajide

I met Kolawole Olajide at the India House in Lagos this year. The First Secretary of the Indian embassy, Mrs Rani Malick (who happens to be my mother) had invited me to a dinner, to introduce me to the ‘core team’ members of the IndiaAfrica Business Awards...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Yinka Bode-George

He is Yoruba, yet, he speaks Igbo, because his mother is Igbo. All these things have nothing to do with what he is doing at the moment, but it’s always better to blow one’s trumpet for them once in a while, as Yinka is not one known to do such things for h...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Stephen Chukwumah

Stephen Chukwumah is perhaps, one of the most travelled young Nigerians under 25. I’ve known him for a long time; more as a nomad, more as a man who tries to bear his pain alone. Yet, he has inspired very many young people scattered round the country and bey...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Jake Okechukwu Effoduh

I discovered Jake Okechukwu Effoduh many years ago. I had listened to Flava and I had also seen him on screen. It was obvious that he is a young man who is unashamedly proud of what he is doing. He is as intelligent as he sounds and looks
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Sharon Ezeamaka

Sharon is one of the rising stars in Nollywood as she has been acting since she was 5 years old and she definitely is on top of the list of Nollywood's best child actors. She is very articulate and wise beyond her years and it's always a pleasure to watch and ...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue speaks with Peter Bunor Jnr.

Peter Bunor Jnr has grown. He is all grown now and it was a big problem for me to recognize him easily. Yet, it was when we started talking and talking that I realized this was Peter Bunor’s son; that veteran Nollywood actor that was almost in every Nollywoo...
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In Conversations: Onyeka Nwelue talks to Uchemba Williams

Quick question. Where do child (prodigy) actors go when they quit/pause acting? Mars, Zamfara? A job at NNPC? oh, back to school? As a child actor, Uchemba Williams starred in scores of headlining Nollywood movies. He starred in movies beside...
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The beautiful brothers…

It’s morning on Wednesday 8, August, 2012. It’s Lamia Inn on Victoria Island.  Nigeria’s sensational trio, Ogah Brothers are dressing up for the video shoot of their first single, Tinko Tinko. Three weeks from now, the Abuja-based band will host the w...
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