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Discover Africa

There is a lot untold about the African continent. Learn more about Africa and its positive changing realities here on Discover Africa.

Press Play; and Tomi Owó Comes On

12 Aug 2022 7 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

It’s a stormy Saturday morning, the end of a long and stressful week. The skies are darker than usual, the rain is starting to pick up pace, and you just want to drift away from reality for a while. You hear the sound of the rain hitting your rooftop...

Ride Along into the New Year

2 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

The most unusual companion joined me on a ride through the ever bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria. Happy New Year Everyone!!!      

How Hope can(not) set the Nigerian youth FREE

24 Nov 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Scopeman

“Cultural legacies are powerful forces. They have deep roots and long lives. They persist generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such an...

OPEN CITY - Musings of a Lagos Writer

23 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

The year is 2012. I am at this place, the shopping mall popularly called Shoprite in Ikeja, Lagos. I am at the KFC eatery waiting for a friend. People walking pass, minding their business, just as I am minding mine. I start to observe a pattern. I ta...

Could a Car Free Day in Lagos help the City’s infamous traffic

16 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

On a Friday in September of 2019, most roads in the city of Lagos were on complete traffic lockdown mode following the fall of a petrol carrying tanker along a major highway in the city. Lagos Traffic (

Lagos could use a ‘Car Free Day’

6 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

Africa’s most populous cities continue to experience both rapid growth as well as growing concerns and challenges. The need for innovative solutions to address various problems is ever more imperative. Lagos, with a population of about 21 million peo...

Tackling fake drugs: what Africa can learn from Tanzania

4 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

About a decade ago in Tanzania, according to an Interpol investigation report, 4 pharmacies and 18 drug stores were closed following a fake drug inspection of 191 locations in the country. This was not the first time the issue of fake drugs was raise...

3D printed homes as a solution to Africa’s housing challenge

3 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

According to a 2015 World Bank report on Sub-Saharan Africa’s housing sector, there could be as many as 1.2 billion urban dwellers by 2050 and 4.5 million new residents in informal settlements each year, most of whom cannot afford basic formal housin...

Africa’s cocoa sweetens the world, but it could add more sweetness to the continent

16 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

Four West African countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon) are responsible for producing up to 70% of the world’s cocoa beans. Ivory Coast and Ghana together produce 60% of the world’s cocoa. However, of the over $100 billion spent annual...

Diamonds are from Africa

18 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Scopeman

According to Shimansky’s History of Diamonds in South Africa the global history of diamonds dates back around 3.3 billion years, but diamonds were only discovered in Africa in 1867. South Africa’s first diamond was discovered on the banks of the Oran...