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Iklima Babangida Captures the Beauty of Kaduna through Colors and Fashion

Iklima Babangida's new collection titled 'Diversity in Colors', tells Kaduna's story of inclusion, community and unity in its diversity.  The fashion in Kaduna is a living testament to the cultural richness that defines the city, reflecting a harmonious blend of various ethnicities. Though the city has been wooed by forces of division for decades, the determination in the eyes of merchants at bustling markets, the vibrant colors in the marketplace, the art on the bridges and flyovers, and the colors of burning homes, buried bodies,and dreams in Kaduna mirror the resilience of a city that thrives amidst challenges. This photo essay captures the beauty of a city and its people through colors and fashion:

'Master of Disguises' disguising as a Novelist: Anticipating Sidi's The Incredible Dreams of Garba Dakaskus

—Sirajo Abdulazeez Illo Literature possesses the ability to transport readers to uncharted territories of the mind, where mystical realms intertwine with the fabric of reality. Umar Abubakar Sidi, a renowned poet and a helicopter pilot with the Nigerian Navy, has firmly established his presence in the African literary landscape through his work in which we find him seamlessly merging elements of sufism and surrealism together. With two critically acclaimed poetry volumes, The Poet of Dust and Like Butterflies Scattered About By Art Rascals, Sidi has captivated readers with his evocative metaphors, concise imagery, and insightful explorations of the enigmatic. Now, with the impending release of his debut novel, The Incredible Dreams of Garba Dakaskus, by Masobe Books, Sidi is adopting the guise of a novelist to take readers on another journey delving into mystery. We do not have to read excerpts from The Incredible Dreams of Garba Dakaskus before we, readers of Umar Abubakar