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Movie Reviews

A’s Movies: ‘Swallow’ Review.

Swallow is a 2021 film based on a book written by Nigerian author, Sefi Atta and produced by award-winning actor and producer, Kunle Afolayan. It follows the life of Tolani Ajao played by Eniola Akinbo (Niyola) and her friend Rose played by Ijeoma Grace Agu. Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Rose becomes involved […]

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Movie Reviews

Introducing our Lastest Column: A’s Movies.

Featuring movie reviews created by black female creatives (filmmakers, directors, screenwriters, actors, etc.)

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Beauty & Wellness

Discovering My Identity Through Natural Beauty Products.

I had my first haircut when I was three years old. My parents had discovered earlier enough that I had a preference for my natural self. I rejected body creams and hair extensions. My mother loved to buy us a big body lotion before the old one was finished. I would pretend to dip my […]

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How to Feminist

Intersectionality: A Tool for Social Justice in Nigeria.

Intersectionality shows that all forms of oppression can occur at the same time and when we try to make one greater than the other; we miss the point of what it looks to cure. It can exist on its own or within the identity of feminism. Intersectional feminism joins the ranks of radical feminism, liberal […]

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Beauty & Wellness

Diary of a Skinny ‘Un-African’ Girl.

I don’t remember ever not being skinny. I have too many disappointing memories of my younger self looking down into that extra space between the waistband of my trousers and my waistline. Then I would slowly look back up at the expectant and excited faces of my mother and aunt, and watch their expressions morph […]