“For me, one of the core missions is I don’t want to leave this earth having people talk about the continent of Africa in the same way that they did when I grew up, when I was younger. And if I have a chance to change that then I need to be here at my desk doing that work every single day to do what I can.”
~Dr. Uzodinma Iweala
“When we think about food, food has such a communal aspect to it. You know, when I think about my own memories of food or dishes that I’ve had in my life, I don’t think about the meals that I have had by myself. Part of the magic of a good meal is the people that you’re sharing it with.”
~ Oge Mora
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“I am happy to tell you that in the past month, we have continued to enjoy an uptick in readership and engagement. For example, more people read and reacted out to us regarding our July publication than ever before. It is a testament to the hard work of the crack team behind the NPM brand.”
Let me say a little about our feature for the month of July – Dr. Uzodinma Iweala, the son of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance. Dr. Iweala is more than just the son of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance; he is the founder and CEO of the Africa Center, located on Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
In many academic settings, the concept of globalization is often limited to an economic process by which companies and countries develop international influence aimed at increasing the circulation of goods and services.
“Over the course of 4 years, I felt more connected with my own heritage and committed to building a better America for the immigrants who raised me and the rest that will add true purpose to this country as history has continuously shown us. I believe they did their due diligence, so it is now my turn. But I know I would not have been able to get to where I am or figure out where I am going if I did not first figure out how to succeed as a unique individual.”
~ Jacqueline Abraham
The impact of COVID-19 cuts across the world. In the United States, more than 40 million workers have filed for unemployment benefits since the pandemic gripped the nation. More than 100,000 Americans have lost their lives to the disease. Among the affected are Nigerians across different occupations. As we prepare to turn the page on another month, our thoughts and prayers at Nigerian Parents Magazine are with those affected by COVID-19.
Lafia and Kady Toure, a.k.a Muffin Sisters did something no one else has ever done – create extraordinary baby products based entirely on African fabrics. In this episode of Nigerian Parents the Podcast we feature a heart-to-heart interview with the Muffin Sisters and discuss a range of topics from their ancestry, upbringing, beliefs and business. Their story will inspire you. Enjoy.
She is the star actress of Bob Hearts Abisola, the CBS hit sitcom that spotlighted Nigeria as never before. Our hosts Hamilton Odunze and Dr. Ejike Eze sat down with Folake to discuss a range of topics from her upbringing, the future of the show and her efforts to help fight Covid-19 in Nigeria. Enjoy.
The most frequently asked question about my name is this: “Why do you go by Muna and not Alicia?” I usually got asked this when people just heard that my first name is Alicia. They usually find this out during attendance, when the teachers start by saying “Ali-” and correct themselves and say “Muna”. I did not understand the answer to the question, so I just told people that there were other Alicia’s in the class. All I really knew about that topic at the time was that my parents told my kindergarten teacher that I would go by ‘Muna’.
The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in every facet of human life and in virtually every nation in the world. In addition to the health and economic impacts on many, there is the unquantifiable impact of botched traditions, lost memories and stolen dreams. Such is the plight of high school and college seniors who are experiencing an anti-climatic end to their high school and college education. To these seniors, graduation is a bust as it is devoid of all the pageantry and trappings that tradition bestows.
While we salute our Nigerians at the frontlines, we are happy to inform our readers that the past few weeks have been extremely exciting at Nigerian Parents Magazine. Our desire to tell the stories of Nigerians in the diaspora has continued to resonate and garner support worldwide. In response to this global interest in Nigerian Parents, the Board of Directors have approved collaborations with a few corporate partners while many more are still being vetted. Please join us in welcoming the Muffin Sisters, Emerald Consulting Group and Kingsbury Web as partners of Nigerian Parents’ global partners.
To get the best for their children, some parents in continental Africa are eager to send their children abroad for education in an environment they consider better managed and conducive for the child’s education. Yet, some parents in diaspora are eager to send their children home to continental Africa where they believe there are still left some moral rudiments that could help mold a child into a well-rounded responsible and cultured person not excessively influenced by western culture. A kind of “academic education versus cultural upbringing” situation.
As time went on, the stories became persistent. The information being passed around seemed to be converging and were starting to sound similar. It felt like the virus had completed its conquest of China and Italy and was getting closer and closer. The number of reported cases in the United States grew. Then the number of cases in Massachusetts inched upwards. There was even a case in my town. Things were getting worse. Fear was starting to circle my heart.
A lot has happened in the past month. Without enough warning and preparation, the world is battling an invisible enemy – COVID-19. In less than three weeks, a virus that first appeared in Wuhan, China has spread to 150 countries and counting. On its path the virus unleashed death and wrecked economies on a scale that the world has never seen before.
These unusual happenings have heightened the stress level of many Nigerian parents and children. As your partner in raising awesome Nigerian-American children, NPM recognizes the concerns of parents who in addition to dealing with the unprecedented times, have to worry about how to keep the children engaged during their time at home. Here are a few tips we think might help:
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It is often said that strict adherence to established gender roles is the reason for Nigerian marriages enjoying greater longevity compared to those in other cultures. In fact, many years ago, when I was in college, my professor of African studies contended that Nigerian marriages are sustained to a greater
The amazing success of second generation Nigerians in the United States, Canada and various countries in Europe is clearly an indication that Nigerian parents are doing something right in influencing their children and that the Nigerian style of parent works. Read on.
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