“I am thankful to the organizers of this event, Etisalat Nigeria for this most excellent and necessary prize. We are all aware of the shortage of literary prizes in Africa and it is heart-warming to know that Etisalat Nigeria sees and values the significance of such literary works in Africa.”Read More →
The Bogobiri Open Mic Night is best described as an underground, art-movement. It’s a great hub for creative artists (amateurs and professionals), talented people and enthusiasts alike. We all get together weekly to sing live music with a band accompaniment, perform poetry or spoken word as now commonly referred and network in generalRead More →
Lovers of theatre and art were treated to what can be described as a real treat last weekend when Entertainment Bus-Stop led by celebrated Nigerian playwright, Eki Faith Eboigbe’s opened their 2014 thaetre season with a splendid performance of Okikiro, the love of country at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan.Read More →
The festival which began with the unveiling of the festival programme in Lagos had a lot of festivity. As in the previous years, there were contests in football match displays, inter-lineal cultural competition, mountaineering, art exhibition among others.Read More →
THE town folks said it, it’s been a long time they witnessed it. Indeed, cultural carnivals, like in many other Igbo communities, are becoming a relic. Worse still, traditional burials, one of the people’s carnival expressions, which used to be their cultural exhibitions in the days of yore, are becoming rarerRead More →
IRESI, a serene town in Boluwaduro local government Area of Osun State literally erupted in frenzy of cultural performances recently when they celebrated Iresi Socio-Cultural Festival.Read More →
To me today’s event is a combination of education and healthcare, which represents the core of human capital development. This was the words of Governor Babatunde Fashola, the executive governor of Lagos State during the launch of a book, Heroes and Others, written by award winning author and the outgoing Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Dr. Femi Olugbile at the conference hall of Protea Hotel, Ikeja.Read More →
The arrow Head of Oodua People Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has disclosed that Nigeria needs to restore its cultural heritage to ensure a formidable peaceful co-existence.Read More →
The year 2013 was a very busy year for the Nigerian visual art scene, as artists both in the country and outside exhibited widely in many galleries all over the world. And this year, it has started with several exhibitions in Nigeria, and in far away Philadelphia, Yinka Shonibare, a British artist of Nigerian descent, opened his year with a unique exhibition tagged Magic Ladders.Read More →
In line with the cardinal vision of deepening the culture of research and development initiative in the arts to its fullest form as envisioned in other well established universities in the world, one of Nigeria’s foremost patron and the highest art collector in Africa, Prince Yemisi Shyllon last year instituted The Prince (Engr.) Dr Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Professional Chair in Fine Arts & Design, Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt.Read More →
Testimony of Divine Grace reads like a work of fiction from the very first page, catapulting the unwary into scenarios thereby evocated. Its flavour is immediately reminiscent of literary works of that genre set in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, a period that represented a phase of our nation’s development that straddled the old and the new; the known and unknown worlds.Read More →
Nollywood filmmaker, Jeta Amata has concluded plans to commence the filming of a reality TV show that focuses on the Niger Delta titled, “Dawn In The Creeks”.Read More →
Alexis gallery located in Victoria Island is one of the vibrant galleries committed to the promotion of arts and artists in Africa. After successfully hosting series of exhibitions last year flagged off its 2014 exhibition calendar with an exhibition tagged Cupid, a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures.Read More →
By JAPHET ALAKAM One of the greatest problem facing the world today, especially Nigeria is unemployment. It has so degenerated to the level that graduates from many higher institutions with good grades are doing menial works for survival. Apart from that, some of the few working can be said to be underemployed, no thanks toRead More →
All is now set for the public performance of the nationally acclaimed play Okikiro, a stage drama that seeks to draw the attention of people to the perilous times in which youths of today existRead More →
The Bible made it clear that in the last days, perilous time will come…., a look at events in and around the globe confirms the fulfillment of that prophecy as people are swimming in the ocean of evil without fear of the wrath of God. Worse still, many of them are not aware of the consequences because the very people who are supposed to tell them, the so-called men of God, especially Nigerian pastors have abandoned the kingdom message and turned their searchlight on prosperity messages.Read More →
THE emergence of the secondary art market otherwise known as art auction in Nigeria has generated a lot of debate among stakeholders in the industry. While many see it as a welcome development that has somehow changed the fortunes of many artists, some still see it as another conduit pipe for sapping the labour of the artists.Read More →
Nigeria’s art community and indeed, Africa, were thrown into mourning when the nation’s first Photographer and one of Africa’s most prominent photographers, JD ‘Okhai Ojeikere, was announced dead on Sunday in Lagos, after a brief illness.Read More →
PREPARATIONS have been concluded for the 3rd edition of “Vision of the Child” which is being organised by the Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Education.Read More →
Any lengthy discussion of the political future of the Igbo of Southeast of Nigeria and their southern neighbours is likely to arouse a cynical curiousity among those who would rather that such co-operation never happens. Yet to many it is a matter that couldn’t be more topical than it is now given the leading role the Igbo played in the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 presidential election.Read More →
From February 22nd to March 2nd, theatre lovers in Nigeria especially in the northern city of Jos will be treated to series of splendid performances as the 8th Jos Festival of Theatre 2014 kicks off.Read More →
Syl Cheney-Coker is one of Sierra Leone’s most renowned poets, novelist, and journalist who has a global sense of literary history. Educated at the Universities of Oregon and Wisconsin, and a former visiting writer at the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa, he has through his write ups, introduced styles and techniques from French and Latin American literature to Sierra Leone.Read More →
RENOWNED painter and printmaker, Kunle Adeyemi has been working seriously towards the growth of the visual art in Nigeria.Read More →
Farafina, the literary imprint of Kachifo Limited, is set to release the second editions of Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Half of a Yellow Sun, by the same author. The last will sport a film tie-in cover, while all of them will be pocket-sized, freshly designed editions. Farafina will also publish the Nigerian edition of Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters Who Walk This Path, in the third quarter.Read More →
The battle against breast cancer was taking to another level as Pink Pearl Foundation put together a movie tagged Living Funeral. The movie which was produced by Mrs Orode Ryan-Okpu and directed by Udoka Oyeka also featured Liz Ameye, Nollywood veteran and renowned actress who is making a come back to the screen after several years of absence.Read More →
IT has been no holds barred for Nigeria’s talented writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie since hitting the literary scene in a career that spans a decade, as she has attracted for herself, a shelf full of laurels and honours which are eloquent indication of the reward for hard work and creativity.Read More →
The Worlds Swedish leading Vodka brand, Absolut has proven that the creative and transformative power of art can change the world.
This they did through an open art event held across four centres in Lagos; Shoprite Ikeja, Victory Park-Festac,TBS-Tinubu Square and Herbert Macaulay Pedestrian bridge, Yaba .
The 2014 edition of African Renaissance Conference of Africans from the continent and the Diaspora holds at Akpokoutu, Republic of Benin on January 15, and 30, 2014.Read More →
WITH the latest nomination for two Golden Globes; best actor in a motion picture for 12 Years a slave and best actor in a mini-series for BBC drama, Dancing on the Edge, British born 36-year-old Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor appears to be on his way to joining Hollywood elites.Read More →
For many that crossed over to the year 2014, one thing that is on their mind is how to be among those that will be celebrated this year. That is the earnest expectations of many but according to Socrates, there is need to re examine our ways as an unexamined life is not worth living. For that to be actualised, there is need for one to look at certain steps one took in 2013 and how to put it in order in this year.Read More →
At a time Nigerian graduates are being challenged to be proactive and employ their education creatively, a young graduate creates a card game he called Kommon Sense.
Kommon Sense Master Cards, a game made up of 72 cards, with very familiar subject matters in words and images, was created by Victor Prince Dickson, a graduate of University of Jos.
In a bid to celebrate the yuletide and birth of Jesus Christ, art production house ‘’Nubia house’’ recently organised a special carol where they launched three albums at their Olufemi Ojo street office, Akowonjo.
The event kicked off with a rendition of the national anthem by students of Nubia House production and guests present , and after that some of the students in their unique way presented hymns that thre the entire audience into a solemn mood. Thereafter, the director, Mrs Titilayo Adebayo officially declared the event open.