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Read great articles on Nigerian lifestyle in the 60s, 70s, 80s…. which cover a wide range of music, fashion, photograghy and events.

The Origin of Nollywood, the Nigerian Film Industry

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The origin of Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, can be traced back to the 1960s when the first set of Nollywood movies were produced by great historical filmmakers, the likes of Hubert Ogunde, Jab Adu, Ola Balogun, Moses Olaiya (Baba Sala), Adeyemi Afolayan a.k.a Ade Love and Eddie Ugboma. These professionals were Continue reading The Origin of Nollywood, the Nigerian Film Industry

Owambe the Western way


Owambe is a large grandiose party thrown by Nigerians anywhere in the world, especially the Yoruba Nigerians, that involves a lot of food, loud music, dancing and spraying ( Nigerian term which means throwing currencies on someone dancing). There are often numerous guests, and are mostly divided into groups according to their Aso Ebi Continue reading Owambe the Western way

Fashion In Early Nigeria

Nigeria guys with swag
Nigeria guys with swag


Back in the late 60s and early 70s, the fashion memories of those days were recalled. There are legions of fashion expert and reputable fashion designers, the likes of Ogundero the tailor, Fagbohun the tailor, Lai Olumegbon tailoring services and probably Idowu the tailor, they were all situated around the Yaba axis then. The hub of fashion then were Lagos and Ibadan with no rival, the other places were just coming up in fashion. These tailors were trained in England and could build you a suit perfectly fitted to your body. In the early 70s, the Continue reading Fashion In Early Nigeria

Music in the early 70s- Lagos, Nigeria


Lest we neglect the under-represented sounds of West African funk, the folks at Afro Strut have put together a magnificent 3-disc compilation that celebrates the movement.Nigeria 70reminds us of the spirit and diversity of the sounds that emerged around Lagos in the ’70s with nearly 150 minutes of music.
At the outset, let’s make it clear where this set stands: at the very pinnacle of African music compilations ever released. The subject certainly offers a rich field to mine, and the producers have done an amazing job bringing the music to life.
First, a bit of history. At a vortex Continue reading Music in the early 70s- Lagos, Nigeria