Laycon was the guest of Sammy Walsh in the latest installment of The Dice, a new live show brought to you by Boomplaymusicng and The Guardian. He spoke, amongst other things, on how upcoming artists cannot grow their music career based on their talents alone but with the help of their management team and the platform offered.
Since winning the 2009 Emerging Designer of the Year Award at the inaugural Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Christie Brown has grown to be one of the top African fashion brands to reckon with. From winning that award, the label has catered to international celebrities like Beyonce and public figures alike whilst showcasing unique and eccentric designs. Behind the rising African label is Aisha Ayensu, the founder and Creative Director of Christie Brown credits the success of the fashion house to her embrace of the modern African woman. As Christie Brown continues to catch the eye of various women around the globe, it’s clear the label founder has her sight set on something bigger.
It is no longer news that the United States opposed the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization. But there is a good reason why the biggest contributor to the WTO prefers South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee to lead the global trade body.
On 3 February 1976, military head of state Murtala Mohammed announced that Nigeria’s Federal Capital would in the future move to a location in the central part of the country. That location was Abuja. But today, as has been the case for some years now, nobody in government remembers to mark the date. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest instalment of ‘Inside Stuff.’