This edition: Enter West Africa Special: NigeriaTweet
Original tape date: March 19, 2012.
First aired: March 21, 2012.
On this edition of Independent Sources, Enter West Africa: Nigeria. We learn about the growing population of orphans in Nigeria and why they are at risk of child slavery and ritual sacrifice. We focus on one of the biggest environmental disasters in the planet's history, that's been poisoning the Niger Delta for the last 50 years. We see how one entrepreneur is having a hard time marketing black dolls, even in Africa. Then, we find out about the booming bootleg market for Nigerian films in New York City.
Mohammed Ali Manager, Executive Image African Movies, Inc.
Nnimo Bassey Chairman, Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Judith R. Escalona Independent Sources
Ige Faraouk Idris Patron, Oyiza Orphanage (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Joy Idris Matron, Oyiza Orphanage (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Abi Ishola Independent Sources
Taofick Okoya Chief Executive Officer, Fico Solutions Limited, (Nigeria)
Atinuke Osunkoya Oyo State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Social Welfare Community Development and Poverty Alleviation, (Nigeria)
Garry Pierre-Pierre Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources
Michael Vecchione The Rackets Bureau Chief, Kings County District Attorney's Office
Vianora Vinca Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources