Nigeria

Jummai Karofi: Life as a member of the banned Shia group

Jummai Karofi has not seen her three children since a government crackdown in 2015 on the Shia organisation she's a part of - the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). “They were killing people not minding what age or what gender these

‘My wife would still be alive had she got treatment’

My journey to widowerhood began three years ago in an oncologist's office in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Had my wife, Grace, followed the doctor's advice rather than seek the help of religious healers, I believe that she would have

#EndSARS protests: ‘I felt I was going to die there’

One week after the Nigerian armed forces shot peaceful anti-police brutality #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, Ephraim, a British-Nigerian activist at the heart of the protests said "I felt I was going to die there." Ephraim is from London

‘I made a new hand for my younger brother’

This is a story of how after a life-changing accident, a man made a new hand for his young brother. On New Year's Eve, 2017, Ubokobong Amanam picked up what he thought was a firecracker. But it was actually a firework which exploded

The making of hip hop and rap artist Ice Prince Zamani

Growing up in the city of Jos in central Nigeria, Ice Prince never set out to become a musician. But through personal loss and the and the violent crisis he saw unfolding on the streets, he found solace in singing and rap music. When

Temitope Akinnusi: The blind photographer from Nigeria

Temitope Akinnusi was just 10 years old, when he lost an eye trying to protect his mum from armed robbers.  “It all happened in 2003. Then, I was 10 years old. On that night we were upstairs in a rented apartment. We heard a loud noise