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The Five times Beyoncé Has Been Influenced By The Nigerian Culture

Originally published on click2houston.com Beyoncé lit up the Internet (again) when she shared pictures of her African-themed “Carter push party” to celebrate her pregnancy. Pictures posted on social media showed Queen Bey decked out in African attire with her husband, Jay Z. In a video posted by the star’s mother, ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Five Reasons You Might Be An ‘Abobaku’

Now, settle down people. For those who do not know, the word ‘Abobaku’ has seven letters – this includes four vowels and three consonants. Less importantly, it is a word from the Yoruba language, which is spoken largely in Western Nigeria…and some Hollywood movies. It means ‘He who will die ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: The One About The Yorubas

Of all the ethnic tribes in Nigeria, of which I know only four: Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and Delta Igbo (my Social Studies teacher back then assured me there are many more tribes in Nigeria; I still think he lied), my favorite tribe is the Yoruba. You have to love the ...

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The deafening sound resonated in my ears. I had to wait a few seconds for the ringing in my ears to stop. Somehow, we had ended up with our backs against a tree. Alex had obviously regained his hearing before me, because he reached out to help me up so ...

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We had the car parked by the side of the road. Turned off to save the small amount of fuel we had left. No fuel, no food, no money and in the middle of nowhere. This was not what I pictured when I imagined my best friend’s wedding. The only ...

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Lee Thompson Young’s behaviour changed after embracing Yoruba?

In the wake of Actor Lee Thompson Young’s suicide yesterday in his apartment, E online is reporting that the actor’s behaviour changed after he ‘began practicing Yoruba’. Read the report below. From E online.com: “The Rizzoli & Isles star, who was 29 at the time of his death, “didn’t drink ...

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