There are many entrepreneurs in Nigeria, all working tirelessly to create solutions to problems of the community, and making money from these creative solutions. Some entrepreneurs have been able to stand out in their business and have built it into a global brand while still embracing strong Nigerian values. One of them is, Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti. … Continue reading Ifedayo Durosinmi Etti; Entrepreneur, Author and Co-Founder of Parliamo Bambini – Lauretta Onwuegbuzie
Unity, peace and progress. How do you believe in this, when those who coined it did not execute it? When those who execute in it do not understand it? When those who understand it do not believe in it? We are an endless chain, held together by the bonds of a constitution. And our ethnicities … Continue reading Unite
Tell them You used to weave fabrics: You Pulled golden threads through Ivory patterns; Tightened cotton Knots into thin cloths; Your Joints rolling like the song That sat at the tip of your Tongue; You and your boys Singing, braiding melodies in- To the sequin; … Continue reading Strip(p)ed – Tayoshe Aluko
I woke up to the same noise again, it was just like last night, this time the chants of the students louder with each bang of the drum playing in the distance. Christine's clock showed the time was 3 AM. What madness drives people to protest at this time? At first, my drowsiness made me … Continue reading Protests by Midnight – Motunrayo Akibu
"Nkemdilichukwu! Where is my hand fan? " Nkem’s mother had just woken up. The house was hot. She hadn't eaten. It was 12:00 PM, June 30th 1945, nine days since the General Strike began. Nkem knew that the government was acting like Nigeria's money was their money, like our resources were theirs. That’s what her … Continue reading 1945 – Celine Aju
200 million people. One code. Every morning the bus driver gets up by 4am to say his prayers to his God in a dingy room infested with mosquitoes. Somewhere else, a night guard closes his shift with a deep yawn and stretches. He is grateful for another uneventful night —boring is good. The fact that … Continue reading One Code – Henrie Adesina
*Note that this is an unpaid position* Illino is creating a group of committed writers to create short stories (and/or novelettes) and poems from September to December 2018. We look to create a diverse community of writers who will create narratives that immerse their readers in Nigerian culture. Illino's work requires writers are to do … Continue reading Calling all the Writers!
Illino Cultural Association Giveaway If you are looking for a free way to get 5,000 naira credit, today is your lucky day! What is your favourite Illino post? Post a short 1 minute video on Twitter of you explaining what your favourite Illino post is, why you chose it and what it means to you. … Continue reading August Giveaway!
Jackson moved swiftly, skirting through the dark back streets of Ijora, he'd lived here only six months but already knew all the back alleys and shortcuts to the place— the best magic show on the mainland. He heard rumours about them when he lived in Festac, things were better then, before his dad got sick. … Continue reading The Circus
NEPA no fit bring light. We don taya o, we sidon for our stuffy parlours, generators dey pour smoke pepper eyes. Instead make police punish Boko dem dey give dem Coke and biscuit, even after dem kidnap innocent girls, with many wey dem never find. Governors and Senators dey pocket country money like say na … Continue reading Nigerian: Arinola Ososanya