Pix Stories from the Motherland: Anyi n’enwe Anuli

“You can tell she doesn’t want you taking this picture, but please go ahead.


“Usually, I’m behind the cameras. So it feels a bit awkward having you ask to take my picture.

“It doesn’t matter how difficult the year has been; anyi n’enwe anuli here at the Smirnoff party. Life is short, so party we must.”


Lexicon Analysis: “Anyi n’enwe anuli” translates to “We’re having fun”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating to over 2500 BC

Background info:

Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”. 

NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.

It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier absorption and comprehension.

By Obi Odenigbo


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