Marvel’s “Black Panther” Trailer Ramps up the Hype

On Friday night, Marvel released the first trailer for the widely anticipated Black Panther film. As expected, it features stunning cinematography, epic action scenes, and some great music. The action flick stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther. There is also a seriously star-studded ensemble cast, including:  Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai…

Artist Damien Hirst Takes Heat for Cultural Appropriation of Nigerian Kingdom of Ife Heads 

English artist Damien Hirst is in hot water for cultural appropriation at this year’s Venice Biennale. His exhibit includes a golden head that mimics the work of artists from Ile-Ife, Nigeria. This is particularly remarkable given that this is a hugely important year for Nigeria, with artists representing their country at a national pavilion for the…

Lade Araba has a Vision for African Girls in STEM Fields 

Lade Araba was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She has lived and studied abroad, doing her undergraduate studies at the Sorbonne, eventually earning an MBA and working for the FAO and UNECA, promoting intra-African trade in the agribusiness sector. But her passion has always been to support African women. Receiving the Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship, among other…