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ANENIH: My life and Nigerian politics

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It should be said that but for the author’s incarceration for 18 months after 1983 coup, this autobiography would not have been conceptualized

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Trends in African  Popular Music; Ikenna Emmanuel Onwuegbuna; Xlibris, Bloomington, USA: 2015; PP. 132

Onwuegbuna provides fresh perspective on the importance of music

Music is the greatest creation of man, which touches the soul and also helps man to sympathetically manifest unspoken desire and humanity in him. In fact, music can best be described as wonderful force that is capable of bonding people together and instituting international brotherhood, love as well as peace. But, one issue that has been bordering the minds of many, especially music teachers/lovers is the scarcity of literature on popular music studies.

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Benin Monarchy

Historical facts about the Benin Monarchy in print

From the era of the 31 Ogisos to the reign of the current Monarch, the 40th, Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare N’Ogidgan 11, who had a historic and majestic ascent of the throne of his ancestors on Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Palace of the Benin Monarch, Eguae Oba N’Edo Ore Nokhua has remained a fortress, impregnable, Osa N’Ugiabi as revered as the exalted throne itself, and as majestic in splendor as the wise one,

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•A scene from last Ake festival

Beneath The Skin examines how our blackness translates to greatness

“Beneath the Skin” is interesting because it helps us as Africans, have a conversation on how we see ourselves. Even as Africans, we say negative things about ourselves but I do appreciate the potentials of Africans, the giant strides they make in every field. However, I’m bothered about the things that limit us especially due to the fact that they are generated within.” Those were the words of the Director, Ake Arts and Book Festival, Lola Shoneyin during a press briefing announcing the 2016 edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival.

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Title:  Hope Rekindled:  A  Comprehensive Analysis of Nigeria’s Nationhood Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Author: Sam S.O Afemikhe
Publisher: Geko Publishing Company
Year of Publication: 2015
Reviewer: Yinka  Ajayi

Hope Rekindled: A comprehensive analysis of Nigeria’s nationhood challenges and how to overcome them

Nigerians have every reason to be worried as they have been over the nation’s dwindling fortunes. From the colonial times to her early days at independence, she showed promise of greatness. Well-endowed in human and natural resources, it was far ahead of all its peers of then, and then the military struck and like a thunderbolt, she lost those giant strides of promise, her beauty, focus, pride, prestige and most importantly, her resourcefulness, dignity and progressivism.

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