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Rolex presents THE YOUNG LAUREATES: Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Article: Rolex presents THE YOUNG LAUREATES: Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu (left) interviews a local. Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu’s fondest memories are of growing up on his father’s farm in Nigeria and learning the practices of sustainable agriculture. By the time Ikegwuonu had established his own farm—not to mention earning multiple degrees in development, history, and international studies—he was well aware of how few resources there…

Mark Zuckerberg is a Wiener and the BP Oil Spill Sucks

Article: Mark Zuckerberg is a Wiener and the BP Oil Spill Sucks

A sign warns the public away from the beach on May 23, 2010 on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing…

Not just another film screening

Article: Not just another film screening

There aren’t any jaded directors in Nollywood. Spirited and optimistic more appropriately describe Nigeria’s booming film industry as seen in NOLLYWOOD BABYLON, a documentary that follows its most important filmmakers as they battle low budgets and low technology to create “stories that explore traditional mysticism and modern culture, good versus evil, witchcraft and Christianity. Nollywood auteurs have mastered a down-and-dirty, straight-to-video production formula that has become the industry standard in a country plagued by poverty.”