Monday April 21st, 2014
Monday April 21st, 2014
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Gani Adams calls for Cultural rebirth

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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.

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Shonibare’s Magic Ladders explores childhood education, enlightenment

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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.

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Yemisi Shyllon Professional Chair UNIPORT unfolds plans for 2014

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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.

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Raymond Obieri’s testimony in print

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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.

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Filmmaker Jeta Amata begins Reality show on Niger Delta

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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”.

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Alexis Gallery exhibits Cupid in season of love

  /   in The Arts 7:39 pm   /   Comments

Cupid-art

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.

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Career challenges made easy

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*Cross-section of students listening attentively during the forum

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 to

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Okikiro, a drama to restore societial values opens at MUSON centre

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Okikiro-art

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 exist

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The last warning to evil doers

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devil-art

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.

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OYASAF lecture opens more debate on state of art auctions

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*A typical art auction going on in Nigeria

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.

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The life and times of Pa J.D.Okhai Ojeikere

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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.

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2014 Vision of the Child competition kicks off

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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.

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Roadmap for new political direction

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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.

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Soyinka’s The Lion and The Jewel opens eight Jos Festival of theatre

  /   in The Arts 12:06 am   /   Comments

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.

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African leaders make life uncomfortable for writers – ace Sierra Leonian writer, Syl Cheney-Coker

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*Syl Cheney-Coker...writers should be free to write

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.

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Open Studio 1 creates alternative space for artists

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RENOWNED painter and printmaker, Kunle Adeyemi has been working seriously towards the growth of the visual art in Nigeria.

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Second edition of Americanah, Fine Boys for release

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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.

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Liz Ameye, Nollywood veteran makes a comeback with Living Funeral

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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.

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Chimamanda Adichie, a growing literary prodigy

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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.

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Arty Absolut Open Canvas transforms Lagos City

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ABS-ART

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 .

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Africans, home and the Diaspora converge for future city project

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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.

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Star actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor sets 12 Years a Slave for 2014 Oscars

  /   in The Arts 12:30 am   /   Comments

Slave-trade-film

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.

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New year package for successful people

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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.

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Kommon sense game card for enhanced common sense

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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.

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Nubia house launches three albums in grand style

  /   in The Arts 11:28 pm   /   Comments

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.

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Why music is good for you

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There is not a single culture in this world of ours that lacks music. People across the globe have fashioned instruments of all sorts to express the musicality inherent in them. It is about the only thing that engages both right and left sides of the brain.

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Ilulogy; to the rescue of dying culture

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okwu-iLUOLOGY

Culture they say is a way of life, that is why every society has its own and strive to maintain it. But one ugly incident is that since the so called colonisation by the foreign powers that super imposed their culture on Africa, the continent lost most of its culture.

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Chimamanda’s Americanah tops New York Times Best Book list

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel, Americanah, has just been named one of the Top 10 Best Books of 2013 by the New York Times. The list of the 10 best books is chosen by a team of editors at the New York Times, a newspaper widely regarded as the most prestigious in the world. The list, selected from thousands of books published each year, is eagerly awaited by the literary world and the wider public.

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Ojelabi’s Eagle personality reveals the winning way

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Eagles-book-launch-pix-new

It was a day of double honour for the founder of Covenant Harvester Christian International Ministry, Dotun Ojelabi, as his latest offering to the world of literature, titled the Eagle personality, which lays bare the intricacies of the characteristics of an Eagle, focusing on how to win in life with positive attitude was presented to the public.

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Adetayo, Ademofe, others dazzle fans at NAIJAZZ festival

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Naijazz-pix-new

The recently held NAIJAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 fielded a fabulous feast of the best Nigerian Jazz and Jazz related musicians home and abroad who for two days serenaded many to various styles in the genre. There was jazz, highlife, agidigbo, afrobeat and lots more all mixed with a hint of original Nigerian flavor.

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Nigerians honour Madiba, the apostle of courage in Lagos

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mandela

The stage was well decorated with a banner with the picture of Mandela and next to it was another banner with Nigeria flag and that of their South African counterpart with the portrait of Mandela with the inscription; Lagos: Tribute to Mandela at Freedom Park. On the other side were Nigerians from all walks of life who gathered at the former prison yard turned Freedom park to pay glowing tributes to the fiirst democratically elected black South African President whose legend as freedom fighter, democrat, philanthropist, humanitarian, nation builder, unifier, liberator, change agent and Nobel Peace Prize winner continues to reverberate around the world even in death, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

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Italian Gigi Micheletti’s show of colours and ideas

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Where ever art goes, people go and so was it penultimate week when art lovers, diplomats and others gathered at the Consulate General of Italv, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos for a solo exhibition by Italian born Gigi Micheletti.

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