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The interior of the Alara retail store on Victoria Island, Lagos. (Pic: AFP)
Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria’s rich
July 6, 2015 Posted by :
Take a sought-after architect, add the king of “new Africa cuisine” and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to ...
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Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot in June. (Pic: AFP)
Does Caitlyn Jenner’s story mean anything for Nigeria’s Yan Daudu?
July 1, 2015 Posted by :
To understand the tasteless comedy that was the larger Nigerian reaction to Caitlyn Jenner, the woman Bruce Jenner introduced to the public on that iconic Vanity Fair ...
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The SafeBoda app. (Pic: AFP)
Uganda’s ‘Uber for motorcycle taxis’ shows it pays to be safe
June 24, 2015 Posted by :
When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname ‘Silverstone,’ had an accident six years ago it was a double blow. First he ...
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A man tries out Wakpon, a new smartphone application that allows people to view pictures and works of art. (Pic: AFP)
Bringing museums into homes: Benin’s Wakpon app
June 22, 2015 Posted by :
Admiring paintings or photographs by Africa’s greatest contemporary artists is a luxury in Benin, where museums are scarce and most people lack money to travel farther afield. ...
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Nairobi: Men’s chastity belts for sale
June 19, 2015 Posted by :
A men’s clothing store in Nairobi has an interesting new product for sale: chastity belts with an iron padlock for $20 each. The product was designed to help ...
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