Entertainer Westybaba talks about his struggles, multiple talents, creating Jenifa’s Diary and more
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02 July 2020 | 12:02 pm
Entertainer, WestyBaba, also known as Educated Area Boy, shares his struggles on Popsicles with managing his multiple talents, growing up on the street of Lagos, working on Jenifa's diary and Alacada.
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2 Nov 2021
A high-rise collapses in Lagos, Nigeria with dozens feared trapped inside. Rescue efforts are underway, in a search for construction workers caught in the wreckage. And African leaders say Time's Up when it comes to fighting climate change at the Cop26 Summit in Glasgow. The leader of the Seychelles said his country was 'already gasping for survival' and was 'scared of rising sea levels'.
4 Nov 2021
On Monday, a 21-storey building collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, trapping an estimated 50 people. Over 20 people have so far been confirmed dead and brought out of the rubble but there have also been survivors. As emergency workers continue their quest to hopefully get more people out alive, here's what we know so far about the November 1 disaster.
11 Nov 2021
The world's richest man sold about 900,000 shares of his company Tesla after asking Twitter followers whether he should sell 10% of his stocks. But documents showed the sale was put in motion much before the poll.
15 Nov 2021
The billionaire CEO of the electric car maker has taken advantage of a nearly six-month meteoric rally in the stock price that vaulted the firm's value to over $1 trillion.
16 Nov 2021
The Nigerian Army fired live rounds at peaceful protesters at a toll gate in Lagos in October 2020, according to a leaked report into the incident seen by Reuters and verified by three sources close to the panel that drafted it. The report described the incident as a "massacre", said most of the army officers deployed to the Lekki Toll Gate were "not fit and proper to serve" and recommended prosecuting certain policemen for their actions.
16 Nov 2021
Five persons have lost their lives while a number of persons yet to be ascertained injured in a gas explosion at Odekunle Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, on Tuesday morning. The fire incident was said to have been caused by a woman frying bean cake (Akara) close to a gas cylinder. Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of the explosion.
16 Nov 2021
The report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution on the Lekki Tollgate shooting has indicted the Nigerian Army and the Police of complicity in the death of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on 20 October 2020. The report detailed how the Army and Police disregarded their rules of engagement during the protest.
19 Nov 2021
Shrouded in toxic smog, New Delhi has shut down schools and workplaces. Though nations pledged to move away from coal at the UN climate summit, India is reluctant to replace the polluting fuel source.
21 Nov 2021
Following the opening ceremony for what was India's biggest-ever IPO, shares in mobile payment giant Paytm lost a quarter of their value.
23 Nov 2021
#EndSARS protester, Kamsiyochukwu Ibe, who testified before a Lagos Judicial Panel on the alleged role of the military and the police in the Lekki shooting of October 20, 2021, has been attacked by hoodlums who left her with machete wounds. This was disclosed on Monday by members of the Joint #EndSARS at a press conference in Lagos. They added that Miss Ibe has been hospitalised following the attack and is responding to treatment.
When Gambia's president Adama Barrow came to power in 2016, he promised to step down after three years. His decision to extend his term from three to five years - and seek another - has unsurprisingly divided the country. Edith Kimani meets young Gambians in the heat of the election campaign to hear from both sides.
Authorities in Nigeria reject the conclusions of an independent report that found that security forces were behind the death of 11 people at an anti-police brutality protest last year. Also, South Africa's president calls for solidarity between countries in the face of travel bans following the discovery of the Omicron variant. And on World AIDS Day we take you to Kenya, where the prevalence of HIV has fallen drastically in the past two decades, but the fight against new infections remains a daily battle.
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