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Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand contents in Wikimedia projects which are connected to this scope. Kindly list your username under the participants section to indicate your interest in participating in this contest.

We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*

We would be adding additional categories as the contest progresses, along with local prizes from affiliates in your countries. For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. Looking forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:22, 22nd September 2020 (UTC)

Ýou can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project core team is happy to inform you that the Months of African Cinema Contest is happening again this year in October and November. We invite Wikipedians all over the world to join in improving content related to African cinema on Wikipedia!

Please list your username under the participants’ section of the contest page to indicate your interest in participating in this contest. The term "African" in the context of this contest, includes people of African descent from all over the world, which includes the diaspora and the Caribbean.

The following prizes would be recognized at the end of the contest:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*

Also look out for local prizes from affiliates in your countries or communities! For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. We look forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:20, 30th September 2021 (UTC)

Ýou can opt-out of this annual reminder from The Afrocine Project by removing your username from this list

Community Notification: Kwara State University PhotowalkEdit

Dear all,I wish to notify the WikiProject Nigeria of the proposed Kwara State University Photowalk a project aim to enhance and improve library and other Wikimedia projects and campaign in Kwara State. See details of this project via this link https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Omolarabasirat/Kwara_State_University_Photowalk If you would love to participate, please kindly reach out to me via my talk page Omolarabasirat (talk) 12:26, 11 October, 2021. (UTC)

Ngwa languageEdit

Hi I’m a new page reviewer and I have some concerns about this article. A number of new articles on Ngwa-related topics appeared at once. Some are fine but I’m not sure about this one. I can’t find a single source online about a Ngwa language. Our article on Igbo language says Ngwa is a dialect of Igbo. The options are 1. Pass it as it is because it’s fine 2. Rename it to “Ngwa dialect” and pass it 3. Redirect to Igbo language 4. Something else. I’d appreciate views from members of this WikiProject on what’s best. Many thanks Mccapra (talk) 04:52, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

Yes, Ngwa is one of the igbo dialects spoken in Abịa State were other dialects are spoken too like the Ubakala and Nsirimo dialects,Nigeria.It is a dialect and NGWA DIALECT is better.
Akwugo (talk) 03:34, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

Yes, Ngwa is a dialect in Igbo Language. It is widely spoken by Abia State residents in Nigeria. Therefore, Ngwa is a dialect under the Igbo Language. Iwuala Lucy (talk) 05:31, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

NGWA is one of the varieties of Igbo language and a dialect under Igbo language. The same way as Anambra, Owerri and the rest of the dialects. General Igbo is the only acceptable and should be the only acceptable form of the Igbo language. This will enable people read and understand articles written with it clearly without difficulty. Thank you. Onyeike Izuchi (talk) 09:43, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

Thanks everyone page moved to Ngwa dialect. Mccapra (talk) 04:27, 3 September 2022 (UTC)

Flag of the Republic of Benin (1967)Edit

Hello. I believe that the article about the Flag of the Republic of Benin (1967) needs actual sources, and I am afraid, that the existance of the flag might have been made up. As of now, the only source given is a list of governors of the region. It lists a photo of the flag, with no further description, nor any source for where it comes from. Additionally, I personally couldn't find any actual information about the existence of the flag. The only mention online I could find is crwflags.com. This website is a blog, and and author there doesn't states any actual sources. What is more, Commons credits that blog, as the source of the flag image. All of this, together with the fact that the Republic of Benin existed only from around 7 hours, from its announcement to its fall to Nigerian army, and the fact, that design of the flag is basically just the flag Biafra, makes me worried that the flag did not actually existed, and had been made up by somebody online. This is why I'm writing here, asking for help in finding any proper source, mentioning the flag, or, deleting this article, in case no source can be found.

Sincerelly, Artemis Andromeda (talk) 13:54, 29 August 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for the notification Artemis Andromeda. So I will answer you in two ways. Your concern is very valid. I also did a search and the best I could see was Vintage News, which does not only seem unreliable, but also does not go into detail on how they verified the flag was for Benin, and looked copied from Wikipedia. Despite this, if I were to use my discretion to decide if this is a hoax or not, I will likely say it is not. I have seen this kind of scenario play itself before and it is usually a case of lack of web resources being freely available on African topics rather than a fabrication. But the risk and the damage that can be done to Wikipedia reputation is too high to take such chances, as such I will perfectly support the said article is nominated for deletion so that more eyes can be on it. I will also share this to a group of scholarly Wikipedians to see if any of them have substantial evidence to back it up. HandsomeBoy (talk) 00:13, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Building awareness in Federal University of AkureEdit

Dear all, This is a notification that a grant submission has been made for building wikimedia awareness in Federal University of Akure. Thanks Tesleemah (talk) 02:54, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Please provide a link to your event meta page. Regards.HandsomeBoy (talk) 19:33, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Sources helpEdit

Does this project have a list of reliable/unreliable sources similar to WP:RSPSOURCES? I'm presently working on the World Digital Song Sales page and trying to locate non-Billboard-based secondary sources that mention or discuss Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi and Tems achieving number-ones on the chart. -- Carlobunnie (talk) 17:37, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

I'm just passing by to ask a question myself, but I've found this useful for sources: Wikipedia:WikiProject Nigeria/Nigerian sources Mujinga (talk) 11:55, 25 September 2022 (UTC)
I swear I scrolled the Project's mainpage twice and didn't see this anywhere, so tysm for the link! -- Carlobunnie (talk) 16:35, 25 September 2022 (UTC)

'YemiEdit

Hiya I'm working on the article for Yemi Adamolekun and I've noticed some sources (including her employer) give her name as ‘Yemi Adamolekun, with an apostrophe at the beginning. Can someone advise what the best name for the page title is? Cheers! Mujinga (talk) 11:57, 25 September 2022 (UTC)

@Mujinga: Thank you for answering the earlier question by Carlobunnie, it is greatly appreciated. Concerning your own query, from my little understanding of the Yoruba language, putting an apostrophe in front of "Yemi" does not make any sense but then it is her name, and she must have her reasons. I was also able to find independent sources that precedes the name with an apostrophe, so it is not a oneoff or typo. From my understanding on how Wikipedia works, I will say use the apostrophe in all occurrence of her name in her article but keep the title index without an apostrophe. I hope this makes sense and is helpful. Have a nice day. Regards.HandsomeBoy (talk) 19:23, 26 September 2022 (UTC)
Yes her own twitter account uses the apostrophe so it must be intended. Great, I'll do as you suggest then and if any Yoruba speakers have an opinion please feel free to edit the article. Cheers for the answer! Mujinga (talk) 20:28, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Wikimedia Promotions in Federal Polytechnic KaltungoEdit

The project is aimed at promoting Wikipedia and it's sisters' projects in Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo. This is the link to the proposal https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Community_Fund/Rapid_Fund/Wikimedia_Promotions_in_Federal_Polytechnic_Kaltungo_(ID:_22007680)


Ibjaja055 (talk) 10:14, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

Mustapha Ado MuhammadEdit

Hi! Everyone,

I am currently working on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Mustapha_Ado_Muhammad. While he's a popular business person in the North, I realise there are not enough sources on him looking at the review I got.

Is there anyway anyone can help with more sources on him? Ajatontiriajabale (talk) 10:32, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

Hello Ajatontiriajabale, I see it was deleted via an AFD discussion just four days ago. When an article goes through AFD, it is best you wait for several months before considering recreating it. Except you want to contest the AFD consensus (which I will not recommend). Let me also add that the notability threshold for businessmen is quite high since there is a high chance of COI. In summary, just continue to monitor sources about him. Four days is too short to recreate a previously deleted article. PS: I did not do any Google search on the subject so don't have a personal opinion yet. HandsomeBoy (talk) 12:04, 22 November 2022 (UTC)
If he has a national honour, you should include that in the article. Most prominent businessmen should have one.HandsomeBoy (talk) 12:08, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

ReviewEdit

I have been working on the Qdot article in the draft and I need a page reviewer to review it so that I can know where to improve. Ibjaja055 (talk) 07:20, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Hello Ibjaja055. In the article, you did not specify the awarding body that issued the "best indigenous artiste" award. Just listing the category is not enough, we need to also evaluate the body that issued the award. Secondly, in the infobox image, I can see he is holding an MTV plaque, did he win MTV award?? I need to know these or/and have them reflected in the article before doing a sources assessment on the subject.HandsomeBoy (talk) 18:08, 26 November 2022 (UTC)