Sunday, February 25

Saturday, February 24

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No Oscar for Wonder Woman but Gal Gadot isn't bothered

by Gloria Ezeh



Despite being one of the most successful movies of 2017, Wonder Woman was not nominated for an Oscar in any category.

The snub came as a surprise to many, especially since many had considered it had potential in the Best Director and special effects categories, at the very least.

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Who is RIGHT in Black Panther?

by Staff writer



Black Panther! What a movie.

When I got the ticket to go see it (yes, writers at DNB Stories are often given tickets to go see a movie so that we could write about), I said to myself: "Walk into the theatre as just any film lover, forget about writing or critiquing or anything and enjoy the movie first."

Friday, February 23

Thursday, February 22

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Meet the Dahomey Amazons - the real-life African women fighters that inspired Black Panther's Dora Milaje

by Staff writer



Do you know that the on-screen bodyguards of Wakanda in Marvel's Black Panther called Dora Milaje are actually inspired by a real-life tribe of African women fighters known as the Dahomey Amazons?

Dahomey Amazons were an all-female military regiment, created by King Houegbadja in the 19th century, chosen for their incredible ability to fight men.

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Men Issues? Nobody wants to hear them!

by Dan Bell



A few days ago I was at a party in liberal north-east London, when I was asked the inevitable question, “So, what do you do then?”

It’s a question I have come to dread. This isn’t because I’m ashamed of my work, or because I think it’s dull and uninteresting, but because I know that if I tell the truth, the warm and open conversation I’d been having with the person in front of me will often suddenly be replaced by a chilled and awkward silence.

Wednesday, February 21

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Short Story: I Know When She Stopped Loving Me

by James Noah



I noticed when she stopped looking at me like she used to.

She used to look at me like I was the most amazing person to walk this earth. Her words, not mine. Then she started looking at me without emotion. If she looked at me at all.

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Chadwick Boseman reveals what's underneath the Black Panther costume

by Gloria Ezeh



With a stunning worldwide grossing of $404 million in just 5 days of its release, Marvel's Black Panther has become the biggest February debut of all time, the second-highest grossing Marvel movie behind The Avengers, and the highest-grossing film by a black director in history!

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Check out stunning outfits at Black Panther South Africa premiere

by Staff writer



Movie premieres are not a common occurrence in South Africa, but to Africans (anybody of African descent really), Black Panther is not just any film.

The South African premiere of Black Panther on Friday night in Montecasino, Johannesburg, saw the influx of many Hollywood A-listers, including Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira who also starred in the history-making film.

Tuesday, February 20

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My Visit to Lagos, as a White Lady

by Maryana Pinchuk



I just got back from a week stay in Lagos, Nigeria and I'm a blindingly white (an obvious Westerner)

It's not dangerous if you understand the situation and take a few precautions, and really the impressions of Lagos as a dangerous city are somewhat outdated and over-hyped.

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Why blacks are better runners and whites are better swimmers

by Staff writer



Since 1968, the world record holders in the men's 100-meter dash have been black athletes.

In fact, 28 out of the last 38 world record holders in the men's 100-meter dash have all been black athletes, and researchers at two universities think they now know why.

Monday, February 19

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Woman says NO to marriage after receiving kidney from lover

by Miz Tee



A man who donated a kidney to the woman he loves was overjoyed at saving her life – but saddened when she turned down his proposal.

Simon Louis popped the question to Mary Emmanuelle after nursing her back to health after their surgeries.
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The Vacuums And Fallacies of Adichie’s Feminism

by A. Gonzaga



There has been much backlash towards Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘feminist’ views, as well as towards her tasteless style of performance.

I have, until now, wanted to stay out of the debate, mainly because of her arguments being pathetic as opposed to well-thought-out. But as the conversation has grown on social media—it seems to linger eternally, for Adichie keeps fuelling it with her well-timed, divisive remarks—I realise thoroughly the significance of the debate per se, and the need for me to partake in it.

Sunday, February 18

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Men struggling with body image issues tell their stories!

by Staff writer



Once not normally associated with men and was deemed a female ‘thing’, more and more men are now concerned about their physical appearance.

With the increase in social media usage, there is more pressure than ever on young males (not forgetting women also) to look ‘body beautiful’.
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Meet the Nigerian blogger campaigning for 'saggy boobs'

by Staff writer



Chidera Eggerue, a 23-year-old award-winning blogger, is the driving force behind Saggy Boobs Matter, an online movement that challenges unrealistic expectations of what breasts should look like.

She told BBC 5 live's Stephen Nolan that as a teenager all she wanted was cosmetic surgery because her breasts "didn't look like those of the model on bra packaging".

Saturday, February 17

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A real encounter with a SUCCUBUS demon!

by Stephen Wagner



A few people have had the misfortunate of meeting real demons in their lives.

One such entity that some people encounter is a succubus. A succubus is a demon in female form that appears to men. Interactions with a succubus can lead to intense injuries or even death.

Friday, February 16

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The lesbian romance that was deleted from Black Panther

by Miz Tee



There are reports of a lesbian romance that didn't make it to the final version of Black Panther movie.

When the film was announced, fans were excited by the prospect of Okoye and Ayo, two of T'Challa's bodyguards, getting together as Ayo and fellow female warrior Aneka do in the original comics. 

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5 best places to LIVE in Lagos - A foreigner's opinion

by Jessica Thomas



Lagos city’s overpowering appeal has grown a little stronger with the presence of awesome places to stay, beautiful attractions and a homely environment.

The city of Lagos is unarguably one of the largest and most important cities in Africa.

Thursday, February 15

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"I think my colleague is faking her pregnancy..."

by Miz Tee



Everybody knows that you need to be careful what you say to a pregnant woman.

Commenting on her size is a big no-no, as is telling her what she can and can’t eat (unless she’s asking), and jokes about watermelons coming out of something the size of a lemon are never going to go down well either.

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Meet South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa!

by Staff writer



Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa's president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned.

The new president was the only candidate nominated in parliament on Thursday and the announcement was welcomed by singing in the National Assembly.

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Nigerian Obama painter is also associated with Michael Jackson and Beyoncé

by Staff writer



If you didn’t know artist Kehinde Wiley before, there's every possibility you now will.

He is the painter behind former President Barack Obama’s stunning official portrait, which was unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

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Why you may enjoy watching Netflix's horror movie, The Ritual

by Paul Tassi



The past few months has brought out a host of Netflix original moves, including a number of horror entries ranging from the campy and fun (The Babysitter) to the totally unwatchable (Open House).

The Ritual is a British film shot in Sweden that gives off obvious Blair Witch vibes with its woodland setting and mysterious threat, though thanks to the lack of a “found footage” shooting style, it’s less nauseating than its famous predecessor.

Wednesday, February 14

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The DARK history behind Valentine's Day

by Caitlin McBride



For some, Valentine's Day is a chance to embrace commercialism and guilt your partner into a date night; for others, it's a reminder of another day they'd rather not to be single and for the rest, it's an annual memorial of drunken debauchery dating back to Ancient Rome.

Tuesday, February 13

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I live in a ‘shithole country.’ It’s called the United States.

by Josh Hoxie



It takes a level of pomposity inconceivable to most of us to describe another country as a “shithole.”

It’s unfortunately just one more of the obnoxious, racist, and altogether absurd statements we’ve come to expect from President Donald Trump.

Monday, February 12

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Lupita Nyong’o talks about her hair, Black Panther and FAME

by Miz Tee



Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o covered the March 2018 issue of Allure magazine.

Speaking to Allure Magazine's editor in chief Michelle Lee, the Kenyan-Mexican actress opened up about her hair, role in Black Panther and how fame has changed her.

Sunday, February 11