Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monalisa Chinda's 6-year-old Daughter, Tamar, Shows Off Singing Talent

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At six years old, the beautiful daughter of Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda, Tamar Lily, is a bundle of talent. Check out the video below where she sings to piano accompaniment, with her own freestyle thrown in.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On Son Who Murdered His Father, Wale Gates Asks "When Does Discipline Cross Into Abuse?"

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Nigerian comedian, Wale Gates shared his personal experience of having an abusive father through a series of tweets today defending the 21-year-old Redeemers University undergraduate who killed his dad with a cutlass and sliced the corpse into a box. He began,

"It might come has a surprise but I have a little sympathy for the young guy that murdered his RCCG dad. It's easy for some of you to focus on just his actions but not what led to it. Years of probably constant beatings in the name of discipline...Since the father was this praying Saint of a man why didn't he pray the evil away? Why did he resort to beating & biting a 21yr old MAN?

Read the complete story below. And seriously, when does child discipline cross into child abuse? Is there an age when a parent should stop corporal punishment of their children? Let's discuss.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Uzo Aduba Talks About Growing Up in America With Her Nigerian Name

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Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in popular Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black", and in an interview published on The Daily Beast, Uzo Aduba talks about her childhood, growing up as a child of Nigerian immigrants in America.

She identifies with her character, Suzanne’s struggles to fit in as a child who feels different from others, and talks specifically about her Nigerian name. This is one side of the American dream for African immigrants that is not often discussed. How you name might be misspelt, mispronounced, or just plain lock you out of opportunities.

Uzo Aduba shared her story thus;