Essayist and author of ‘Zata Iya: A History of Hausa Feminist Writings’, Sada Malumfashi, has always wondered ‘how different and more diverse the stories of the first-generation Hausa novels would have been if women also participated in the writing process.’
Essayist and author of ‘From Glamour Girls to Nolly Babes: Nollywood Nostalgia and the Modern Nigerian Woman, Merlin Uwalaka, finds it ridiculous that there are Nigerians who are proud to say that they do not watch Nigerian movies.
At first glance, Lady Donli casts a demure figure, as far as self-proclaimed rockstars go. ‘So before I start my shows, right, I do this pledge,’ she says, staring out the window and into the rain in the opening scene of her music video, Cash.
Gender-sensitive social protection programmes are vital to Africa’s mission of eradicating poverty, evolving into an inclusive and equitable society, and fulfilling the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Although Nigeria closed its border by exploiting loopholes in the ECOWAS rulebook (by claiming exemptions to justify its actions), the unilateralist, parochial border closure will negate the possibility of cooperation or forging stronger economic ties in the future.