Author: Staff Writer

Meet the man who shares his house with over 3,000 of deadly snakes

Garba Ubale, a renowned snake charmer in Zaria, Kaduna State, has no doubt, cut a niche for himself in the lucrative, but dangerous profession of charming snakes. In this interview with Mohammed Ismail, the snake charmer, who says he played a significant role in ridding the presidential villa of deadly snakes, noted that, snake venom, is one of the most expensive commodities in the world. How did you venture into this line of business As you know, my name is Garba Umar popularly called Ubale, the snake charmer. I was crowned the leader of archers of Maqera in Zariya...

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Changing Negative Perceptions – CNN African Voices interviews Top Nigerian Graffiti Artist Osa Seven

Back in the day, graffiti was seen as a something miscreants who had nothing else to do engaged in. They were seen as nuisances who defaced prized properties. But one man is changing that narrative. His name? Osa ‘Osa Seven’ Okunkpolor. The Urban GFX and Graffiti Artist was recently featured in an interview with CNN African Voices where he discussed amongst other things his passion for telling stories using contemporary art. Watch his CNN African Voices interview HERE Osa who has created art for Multinationals like Guinness Nigeria, Kia, Globacom, MTVBase, Diageo, Chicken Republic, Live Mechanic, and Empire Mates Entertainment...

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Do you Have what it Takes to be “Miss Kanekalon 2016”? Here’s How you Can Register!

The search for Miss Kanekalon 2016 is on and it’s sure to be even more exciting, as it has expanded entry applications to include single African woman residing in Nigeria or Ghana between the ages of 18- 25. Each applicant must team up with her own hairstylist to apply through www.misskanekalon.com. Over the years, the definition of beauty has been forced to fit into a box. But over the past year, thanks to Miss Kanekalon, the term ‘African beauty’ has been broadened to include confidence and pursuit of dreams. In 2015, Esther Chiamaka Chukwujekwu was crowned the first ever...

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Reuben Abati: Tales From Rio

In some other countries of the world, a bronze medal at the Olympics is not something to be talked about or celebrated. Not even silver is satisfactory sometimes, just remember that look on Russian athlete Yulia Efimova’s face as her arch-rival, Lilly King of the United States took the gold in 100m women’s breastroke swimming. Nothing but gold is good enough – afterall, the Olympics is the biggest showcase of human talent on the planet and a demonstration of man’s capacity to express himself or herself to the limits and excel. In the US for example, there is an...

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Man Allegedly Kills Wife’s Lover After He Caught Them In His Room

The police in Ogun state has arrested a man and his wife for allegedly killing his wife’s lover, Victor Olatundun, after he caught them having sex on their matrimonial bed. PUNCH reports that the man, Ezekiel Igbokwe, 32, allegedly committed the offence at about 12AM at Peace Lodge on Itura Street, Awa Ijebu, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The duo were among the 23 suspects paraded at the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Thursday, for various offences ranging from murder to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Igbokwe, who said he is a businessman,...

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