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Lagos Comic Con – 7th Edition

LAGOS COMIC CON 2018

Last week marked the 7th edition of Lagos Comic Con. The event featured both African and international comics, games, animations films, and books. (As well as countless Black Panther Cosplays).

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indexFor many of us in the diaspora, this may be the first time hearing of a Nigerian based Comic convention. Events like the Lagos Comic Con gives African creatives an opportunity to showcase their talent and work. It also serves to inspire and connect like-minded people.

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Chuku’s: London’s First Nigerian Tapas Restaurant

CHUKU'S RESTAURANT REVIEW:

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Yes ‘Nigerian Tapas’, and no, it’s not a random computer error, it’s borderline genius!

Chuku’s is headed by an Igbo brother and sister duo; Emeka and Ifeyinwa, and this weekend (9th September) marks the final day of the seasonal Nigerian style Tapas restaurant.

DECOR

The intimate dining area was brightened by warm white lighting to accompany the antique wooden interior and magnolia walls. There’s also a bar with five stools as you enter further into the restaurant serving as a nice place to sit and have a drink and eat.

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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN ENUGU

ENUGU, NIGERIA

Thinking of traveling to Nigeria this season? Perhaps you want to visit relatives back home, reconnect with your heritage or find out what the country has to offer. Why not take a detour into the jewel of the South East? Popularly known as the Coal City or 042 (the area code), Enugu boasts of a combination of small-town charm and big-city class. And it’s got something for everyone!

Here are the top five things to do when in Enugu:

1. LEARN:

History buffs will enjoy exploring Enugu’s rich heritage, art and civil war memorabilia at the National Museum of Unity, Abakaliki Road. Alternatively check out the new Centre for Memories at Independence Layout for book readings, films shows and other activities touching on Igbo history and culture.

 

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2. EXPERIENCE NATURE:

Enugu is home to some of the most amazing nature spots in Nigeria. Hill climbing is very popular; be sure to visit Milliken Hills for an exhilarating hike. If you’re more aquatically inclined, check out all the different lakes from the evergreen Nike Lake with its own five-star resort, to Ani Ozalla Lake where the crocodiles are regarded as goddesses. Remember to bring along a sacrifice for them! (Biko ! It’s a JOKE o) 😊

 

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LEARN IGBO: Simple sentences and verb conjugation #9

FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES IN IGBO

Similar to English, Igbo present tense word order is typically:

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  • SUBJECT (I/He/They…etc)
  • VERB (to go/to be/…etc)
  • OBJECT (happiness(adjective)/park…etc)

 

So if I wanted to say I am a nice person. I would say:

A(I) bu m(am) ezigbo(a good) mmadu(person).

Below are some examples of Igbo verb conjugation using the verb (to be)

IGBO ENGLISH
ỊMARA MMA – TO BE GOOD LOOKING
Amara m mma I am good looking
Ị mara mma You are good looking
Ọ mara mma He/she/it is good looking
Anyị mara mma We are (group) good looking
Anyị machara mma We are (individually) good looking

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