Monday December 22nd, 2014
Monday December 22nd, 2014
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Where are the Igbos?

  /   in The Arts 12:16 am   /   Comments

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The Greek philosopher Socrates once declared that the unexamined life is not worth living. By this avowal, one is bound to look back and forth to ascertain the meaning of his existence on earth, the worth and the expectations.

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Emenike’s book on entrepreneurship tackles unemployment

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•The author Chief Poly Emenike(2nd left) with other dignitaries during the presentation

Nigerians desiring to beat challenges of unemployment and become self reliant in a poor economy, can now heave a sigh of relieve as the book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits Through the Seventeen Success Principles of Napoleon Hill”, has been launched. The book written by renowned businessman and philanthropist, Chief Poly Ike Emenike (MON and Odenigbo Nanka), the Managing Director, NEROS Pharmaceuticals Limited, was penultimate week at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, presented to the public.

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Chronicles of Ikenga

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Ikenga

IT is unthinkable that Africans would at any given time, prefer to spend time in foreign prisons to being subjected to harsh economic realities of the time especially with the high level of insecurity, lack of social amenities, high crime rate, etc.

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Phyno, Sound Sultan rock fans at Pepsi Trace Urban party

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The crème de la crème of Nigerian entertainment industry, at the weekend thronged Tilt House, Lekki for the Pepsi Trace Urban party, to have fun and be in the mood for Christmas. The event was refreshed by Pepsi.

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Asidere interpretes females models in his Muse

  /   in The Arts 1:22 pm   /   Comments

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Since he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1988 with a first class in painting, Asidere has been a regular face in most exhibitions in Nigeria. In fact he is regarded as one of the best painters, and that was why the serene environment of Omenka gallery came alive again as art enthusiasts, collectors, artists, lovers and even students trooped to the gallery to witness the latest offering from him.

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Chronicles of Ikenga

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Cronicles

It is unthinkable that Africanswould at any given time, prefer to spend time in foreign prisons to being subjected to harsh economic realities of the time especially with the high level of insecurity, lack of social amenities, high crime rate, etc.

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Emenike’s book on entrepreneurship tackles unemployment

  /   in The Arts 9:20 pm   /   Comments

Job-search

Nigerians desiring to beat challenges of unemployment and become self reliant in a poor economy, can now heave a sigh of relieve as the book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits Through the Seventeen Success Principles of Napoleon Hill”, has been launched. The book written by renowned businessman and philanthropist, Chief Poly Ike Emenike (MON and Odenigbo Nanka), the Managing Director, NEROS Pharmaceuticals Limited, was penultimate week at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, presented to the public.

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Bayelsa set for Miss N/Delta Cultural Pageant

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All is now set for the 14th edition of Miss Niger Delta Peace Cultural Pageant being hosted by Bayelsa state.

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Interventions : Visual approach towards revamping the polity

  /   in The Arts 4:44 pm   /   Comments

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If there is one thingNigeria needs at this crucial period to retrace her steps so as not to go into oblivion, it is interventions. Considering how the system has decayed so far, many believe there’s need for both divine and human interventions.

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Tourism or Entertainment

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*A cultural performance by the National Troupe of Nigeria

Who will be the guests in the ‘five-star hotel’ built in the national theatre complex? My guess is as good as yours, Businessmen, Tourist, Politicians. Let’s stop there, suppose all these people want to unwind before they turn in after the day’s work, what do they turn to before they turn in?

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Trends In Nollywood… Movie industry through the eyes of NICO boss

  /   in The Arts 12:26 am   /   Comments

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By Prisca Sam-Duru In a bid to make available, a book that encapsulates the dynamism and transformation as well as bring to the fore, some of the lapses currently experienced in the Nigeria movie industry, a new book titled Trends In Nollywood, was launched last week. The book which was authored by the Executive Secretary/

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Anilingo series, to the rescue of mother tongue

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The clamour for the promotion of Nigerian indigenous languages received a boost last week with the presentation of “anilingo series” by Iyin Creative. Anilingo Series” are animated multimedia products creatively designed to make the teaching and learning of Nigeria languages appealing to the younger generation., which come in a DVD that contains the three major languages (Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa).

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The masters showcase class at Distinction 2

  /   in The Arts 8:19 pm   /   Comments

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The Lagos culture home, Terra Kulture, Lagos welcomed unusual visitors especially art patrons and collectors who has followed development in the art circle to the unique art exhibition organised by eight distinguished Nigerian visual artists tagged Distinction 2.

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Transforming Africa through culture, CBAAC experience in Bayelsa

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Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson (middle) acknowledging cheers from supporters at his home after his victory at the 2012 Bayelsa State Governorship election in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

What is the place of culture, how can it be used to drive the transformation of Africa and its Diaspora in a new global order, these were some of the topical issues that brought many cultural enthusiasts and practitioners, royal fathers, top government officials and Nollywood stars to the city of Yenagoa for the 2014 edition of the International Cultural festival and Conference organised by The Center for Black and African Arts and Civilization CBAAC,held at the Peace Park, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

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When darkness shines brighter than light

  /   in The Arts 5:39 pm   /   Comments

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When darkness shines brighter than light and lie is fabricated such that it turns into reality, overshadowing truth, men get lost in the pool of ignorance. Little wonder the Bible says “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”

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Stanley Dudu transits from New episode to Next episode

  /   in The Arts 12:51 am   /   Comments

stanley-dudu

Life is all about transiting from one level to the order, and this is the philosophy young Stanley Dudu has imbibed. After participating in one solo and well over 25 group shows with several prizes and awards to his credit, 2003 Auchi Polytechnic trained artist is gradually moving to the next level as he exhibits his great level of dexterity in his second solo exhibition entitled Next Episode(The Sequel) an exhibition of charcoal drawings.

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Saro:The Musical 2 returns with…

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After its successful showing last year at the grand ballroom of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, that drew notable names in the Nigerian arts sector, the city of Lagos is in again for the biggest thrill of the 2014, as the critically acclaimed Saro: The Musical makes its return to the stage this December!

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Tourism or Entertainment

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Who will be the guests in the ‘five-star hotel’ built in the national theatre complex? My guess is as good as yours, Businessmen, Tourist, Politicians. Let’s stop there, suppose all these people want to unwind before they turn in after the day’s work, what do they turn to before they turn in?

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DAPO ADELUGBA — Remembering… (Tribute by Professor Wole Soyinka)

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Adelugba-pix

And thus, near furtively, he left, the last of the vintage links to Ibadan of the Penkelemes Years. He left quietly, as he lived his life – fusslessly. Slight and willowy, he exuded an irrepressible optimism in the social therapy of theatre, and its autonomous but vulnerable existence as a community in itself, for which no personal sacrifice is excessive.

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Wise men marry many wives

  /   in The Arts 5:39 pm   /   Comments

Lufemi-Ajasa-short-story

A very wise man died in Benue State not so long ago. But before I tell the details of his death, I need to state that through the man’s life it has been revealed to me exclusively that the lack of wisdom in the world of today is because men marry only one wife. You can quote me on that.

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Shifting the Paradigm: George Edozie takes Onitsha culture to the world

  /   in The Arts 8:46 pm   /   Comments

George-Asanma

All is now set for the first historic exhibition by Nigeria trained painter, George Edozie at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. The show tagged, Shifting the Paradigm is designed to tear down aging but still prevalent concepts surrounding the creation, consumption and interpretation of contemporary art. It is scheduled to open on December 2, and run till February 26th, 2015. The exhibition which will focus on the culture and art of the Onitsha people will have as its special quest of honour Igwe Alfred Nnaemka Achebe, Agbogodi, The Obi of Onitsha.

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Mirage, Adeola Balogun’s visual voice to Chibok girls saga

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VEILED

Barely few months after his return from residency in the UAE, sculptor and lecturer at Yaba College of Technology, Adeola Balogun is back to the exhibition hall again with another solo exhibition titled Mirage; an exhibition of sculptures and drawings.

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MBA: Fears as new generation writers emerge

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When is a generation? Is there a new Nigerian generation, the fourth? What defines this new writing? Who are its writers and leaders? Does this signify a new nation? And as patrons of Nigerian literature, Niger state’s governor Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu and Rivers governor Chibike Amaechi may exit next year, will the MBA colloquium and Port Harcourt Literary Festival survive?

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Violence against women: Poets lend voice

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Poets recently at the United States Consulate, Lagos, rose unanimously against violence metted out on women all over the world. The platform was ReaditLoud, a reading programme designed by the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the US Consulate for writers to read and discuss their writing with fellow writers, with the view to making positive impact on the society.

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Dr. Stephen Olusoji: The historian using the raw materials of classical music

  /   in The Arts 7:20 pm   /   Comments

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Musical literacy is a barrier between a book like Dr. Stephen Olusoji’s Melo-rhythmic pieces for musical instruments and millions of its potential readers. But that barrier has been largely removed by the author’s effort in recording the performances of the pieces contained in the volume and attaching the audio CD to the book.

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From office to studio,NGA artists preach peace

  /   in The Arts 12:13 am   /   Comments

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It was another successful outing for the National Gallery of Art as the second Kaduna Art Fair came to an end. The fair which is the second in the series featured a collection of 60 works of 42 artists out of over 100 artists working in the National Gallery of Art (NGA).

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Art collecting, a must have investment–Oscar Onyema

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DG/CEO, NSE, Oscar Onyema

To many, despite the inherent potentials in art and the money garnered at different art auctions in the country and beyond, many do not still see it as an alternative investment. What is then the position of art in the area of investment, apart from its aesthetic value, can it be used as an alternative?

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Performing arts stakeholders’ forum

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The monumental assembly was convened at the National Theatre by the newly appointed Artistic Director of the National Troupe of Nigeria – Mr. Akin Adejuwon. It was an overwhelming success and well attended by many surviving practitioners, the likes of His Royal Highness Oba Sonuga, Peter Badejo MBE all the way from London, professors and practitioners of the performing arts, old and young.

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Miss N/Delta audition kicks off

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Contestants for this year’s edition of The Miss Niger Delta Peace cultural Pageant themed, One Voice For Peace, Empowerment and Transformation, are expected to converge at Berverly Hills Hotel, Mingles Lounge, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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The Rebirth… A painful trip into Nigeria’s history

  /   in The Arts 12:18 am   /   Comments

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It took the simple cue; “Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin” from the sonorous and inviting voice of culture activist, film critic, playwright and theatre director, Ben Tomoloju, for the Agip Recital Hall of Muson Centre Lagos, to come alive with a spellbinding theatrical performance of “The Rebirth”.

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Layer Cake, a visual peep into the history of Lagos

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Layer-Cake

Nigeria is blessed with good talented artists, this is reflected with the number of artists making waves in international arena and back home, a visit to many galleries and the quality of works displayed gives credence to that.

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Performing arts stakeholders’ forum

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*A cultural performance by the National Troupe of Nigeria

The monumental assembly was convened at the National Theatre by the newly appointed Artistic Director of the National Troupe of Nigeria – Mr. Akin Adejuwon.

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