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Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017 entries open

Ake festival brings together Novelists, poets, dancers, actors, illustrators, activists, musicians and artists to share their work and their ideas.

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Tales from 2017 Wole Soyinka Int’l Cultural Exchange

Events marking the 2017 edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange, WSICE Project, ended recently in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The weeklong  programme commenced with the arrival on July 12, of the 83 finalists in the annual WSICE Secondary School Essay competition, who were made to write an essay on the topic: ’Intolerance; The Burden of our Moral and National Conscience’.

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Big plans for 2017 Felabration

The 2017 edition of Felabration, an event which annually celebrates the life and works of late Afro Beat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has been scheduled to kickoff on October 9 and last till October 15. This year’s event, announced in a press conference held at the Kalakuta Museum, Ikeja, Lagos on August 2, is titled The Prophecy , with promises to be grandiose.

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How Sub-Saharan Africa can rescue itself

One of the books that changed the thinking of many during our undergraduate days was Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. Rodney in the book tried to paint the picture of how the actions/inactions of the Europeans impoverished the people of Africa. After going through the book, most of us were infuriated about the Europeans.

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Akubuiro’s Prodigals in Paradise read at UNILAG

The venue was the Faculty of Arts Boardroom, University of Lagos, and the book in focus was Henry Akubuiro’s debut novel, Prodigals in Paradise. And as expected it was filled to the brim as students and lecturers from English Department, reporters and other art lovers came to participate in the monthly Book Reading session in honour of writer and journalist Mr. Henry Akubuiro, the Arts Editor of The Sun Newspaper.

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Photography is big business – Segun Olotu

Bayo Omoboriowo inspires me a lot. Bayo has inspired and is still inspiring most of us. It has got to the point that if I need advice, the first person I call is Bayo. He has made impact in the lives of many photographers in Nigeria, and he has inspired me to do more. I also look up to George Oshodi, TY Bello, and a number of others.

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