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Uzo Aduba Is Radiant as Essence Magazine’s September Cover Star

We have so many reasons to love “Orange is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba. Having Adubo on the cover of Essence Magazine’s September issue adds another Beyond looking absolutely radiant in red—it’s definitely her color—the two-time Emmy award-winning Nigerian American actress shares how she struggled to blend her Nigerian roots with her Boston upbringing (she once asked her mother if she could change her name to Zoe). Aduba admits that it wasn’t until she discovered acting that she learned to full embrace herself, quirks and all. We also learn that the 35-year-old actress is a self-proclaimed fitness buff...

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Gifty Anti reacts to ‘Fake Doctorate Degree’ allegation

Oheneyere Gifty Anti has reacted to media reports that she is one of the several prominent individuals in Ghana who have acquired doctorate degrees from unaccredited tertiary institutions. This allegation was leveled against her after researchers from the Valdosta State University, in Valdosta USA, drew the attention of Ghana’s Minister of Education to the number of prominent individuals in the country who have acquired fake doctorate degrees. The renowned Gender Advocate and ace broadcaster, Gifty Anti, reacting to the fake doctorate degree allegation on Radio Univers’ BigX show told Real Eugene, host of the show that she did not...

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Afropreneurs: Ugandan Entrepreneur Sarah Nakintu Is Taking Her ‘African-Inspired’ Luxury Handbags Global

At 15-years-old, Sarah Nakintu would go hunting for weekend outfits among the open-air stalls of Owino, Kampala’s secondhand clothing market. Dressed in school uniforms and with an allowance from her father in hand, she and her girlfriends would comb through the stalls for designer denim. But good fashion is never straightforward. “The funny thing is there was a stigma around going to the secondhand market because it meant that you didn’t really have money to buy things on High Street,” Sarah says. “We were browsing, like really excited to be there, and we saw these boys from our school...

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Meet the 23-Year-Old Nigerian-American Rower Making History at the Olympics, Qualifies for Semifinals of Rowing Event

We are just so proud of Team Nigeria! Chierika ‘Coco’ Ukogu, 23, the first person to represent Nigeria in Rowing at the Olympics, yesterday qualified for the semifinals of the event. Ukogu’s story is so inspiring because she chose to represent her country, Nigeria, even without support. She sponsored her Olympics campaign herself through a GoFundMe Page she created. She took it upon herself to get the necessary training and preparation to make sure she displays peak performance at the Olympics. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Ukogu, known as Coco to many, says she feels a strong connection to...

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15 African Olympians You Should Be Following on Social Media

To celebrate our African brothers and sisters, here are 15 African athletes you should keep an eye on during the games. 1. Team Côte d’Ivoire: Murielle Ahouré, Track & Field On the off chance Ahouré isn’t training for the 100m, she’s posing in front of the camera. The Ivorian beauty is artist as she is athlete. Instagram: @Murielleahoure 2. Team Nigeria: Seye Ogunlewe, Track & Field Dubbed as “Nigeria’s fastest man,” Ogunlewe social media gives you an inside look into the life of the athlete. Instagram: @Ogunlewe_seye Twitter: @Seyeogunlewe 3. Team South Africa: Seabelo Senatla, Rugby A winger for...

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