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The current wind of change blowing across African recorded a major boost in the art sector as one of her contemporary artists, George Edozie took part in a historic exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) with a resounding success.Continue Reading →
Renowned printmaker and painter, Bruce Onobrakpeya and lawyer and playwright,Fred Agbeyegbe added more honours to their caps as they were recognised by Center for Values in Leadership (CVL), an outfit known for leadership development, as Leaders Without Care for Title, in recognition of their landmark achievements in their various fields.Continue Reading →
The gentleman meant well for the promotion of Arts and Entertainment Industry, but the checklist guiding the accessibility of this “hope grant” has been rendered near impossible for the practitioners—the artistes.Continue Reading →
In view of the raging battle between Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola over the headship of the board of the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU), Osogbo, Osun State, a category II facility under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the nobel laureate Prof Soyinka has called on the President, Gen. Buhari to call Oyinlola to order.Continue Reading →
Who would dare to tell what the future holds for a nation? It becomes more difficult when the country in question is Nigeria, with all her complexities, political upheavals, menace of terrorism, high rate of unemployment, etc. Predicting in visual form, the future histories of Nigeria, is the herculean task before the 12 finalists of the National Arts Competition, NAC, who were unveiled penultimate week at the Lagos Bar of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, Lagos.Continue Reading →
Looking at the exploits of Toussaint L’ouverture whose military genius and political acumen transformed an entire society of slaves into the independent black state of Haiti, the speakers, argued that there is the urgent need for Africans to forge closer ties between them for the development of their motherland in order to address the present political, economic and leadership crisis ravaging the African countries, which has forced many Africans, especially professionals to migrate to European land in search of greener pastures where they are being enslaved again.Continue Reading →
It was another scintilating and remorseful moment for art lovers especially ANA members as they gathered for the ANA monthly reading, August edition and 1st Austyn Njoku memorial held at the Creative Arts department of the University of Lagos.The reading with the theme, Poetry in the heart of music : Dynamics of being a poet, Performance Poet and Musician in the present day Nigeria with Segun Akinlolu aka Beautiful Nubia as the guest artist.Continue Reading →
One of the household names and self made artist from Eket in Akwa Ibom State, Achie Abia, has called on the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari to consider electricity as a priority for Nigerian economy to have a facelift. Achie, who can be regarded as an exponent of bone art said that irregular power supply to run business in Nigeria has forced many entreprenuers to seek other menial means of survival or even indulge in crime.Continue Reading →
Looking at the contemporary issues in our society, one will discover that many live their lives without acknowledging the giver of life, appreciating life itself or even knowing how to live a fulfilled life. This situation has given many inspirational writers a great concern. It was as a result of this situation that a young and determined Nigerian poet, Dr.Chukwunyere S.D.Chukwu came out with a new book titled, Songs of miracles.Continue Reading →
Albert Egbe is an actor, writer, producer, director of films, a cultural administrator and former president general of Pan African Guild of Film makers with secretariat in South Africa. His artistic and creative experience places him at the forefront of Nigeria’s arts scene. He has played leading acting roles in many plays among them were “Hamlet” “Village Headmaster: “Basic and Company” and many others. But his most famous role was in the “Basi and Company”, one of the most successful TV comedy series ever produced on Nigerian television.
Presently, he is planning a co-production arrangement involving creative talents, technicians and equipment from South Africa, Nigeria, Benin Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, all in the spirit of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
The versatile and outstanding artistes in this interview bares his mind on a wide range of issues.
It was a festival of songs and re-enactment of the folk story-telling culture in a typical African society where life is simple and easy going before the advent of foreign culture and value.Continue Reading →
Honour they say should be given to whom it is due and it was in line with that adage that some academics and artist’s community converged in Lagos recently to celebrate one of their own, Prof Dele Jegede, art historian, administrator, painter and cartoonist who gracefully turned 70.Continue Reading →
Mallam B. M. Dzukogi, is a noted writer, mentor, activist, teacher, lecturer and Director General of the Niger State Book and Research Development Agency [NSBREDA].Continue Reading →
MINISTERIAL ethics are the standards, principles, and broad guidelines that Christian leaders must observe, as ethical practices are upright, honorable, moral, lawful, above-board, and full of integrity. In view of the above, the conduct and lifestyle of modern-day Christian leaders must be defined . But, in this end time when the devil and his agents have invaded the church, and many antichrist are on the prowl, the need for followers to be guided so that they will not fall to the tricks of the so called wolves in sheep clothing becomes a neccessity. And the only way they can do that, apart from constant reading of the word of God is to understand the ethics of Christian leaders.Continue Reading →
It was like a beautiful homecoming for once famous Afro folk singer, composer, guitarist and band leader from 60’s to the ’80s , Akeeb Kareem popularly known as Blackman Kareem as he made a surprise appearance at a concert put together by the Beautiful Nubia, where he performed alongside others to the admiration of his fans who trooped out to welcome him.Continue Reading →