Thursday July 2nd, 2015
Thursday July 2nd, 2015
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Olu Ajayi tasks in-coming govt to prioritize Art

  /   in The Arts 12:56 am   /   Comments

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Olu Ajayi, is not a new name in the art circle, he is one of the few contemporary Nigerian artists, whose works adorn many galleries and museums and sort by many collectors. Since his graduation from the Auchi Polytechnic in 1984, and began work in 1986, he has been at the National Arts Theatre working as a full time artist.

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Chimamanda… a befitting cap to a literary prodigy

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When little Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born to the family of James Nwoye Adichie in the university community of Nsukka, little did the parents know that she will grow to become one of the best writers in the land. But , today as fate will have it, the little child has become the most prominent of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors that is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature.

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WAJO changing lives of youths with dance

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Members of the troupe

WAJO, a multi-faceted dance focused project in its desire to touch and enrich lives of dancers, dance lovers and enthusiasts from all people of the world is set to change the lives of the youths.

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2015 Nig. Prize for Lit …Search for new laureate begins

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The search for a new laureate has begun as sponsor of The Nigeria Prize For Literature, Nigeria LNG Limited last week, handed over a total of one hundred and nine (109) entries which were submitted by Nigerian writers both within and outside the country for the 2015 Nigeria Prize for Literature.

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2015 Nig. Prize for Lit…Search for new laureate begins

  /   in The Arts 4:16 pm   /   Comments

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The search for a new laureate has begun as sponsor of The Nigeria Prize For Literature, Nigeria LNG Limited last week, handed over a total of one hundred and nine (109) entries which were submitted by Nigerian writers both within and outside the country for the 2015 Nigeria Prize for Literature.

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The minister’s economy of truth

  /   in Stage And Screen 12:39 am   /   Comments

Members of Moremi cast

“The home of greed is the heart of hate. With callous manipulation he gives the dog a bad name so as to hang it for dinner”

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Array of performances as National Troupe preaches unity in diversity

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*A cultural performance by the National Troupe of Nigeria

For millions of theater starved enthusiasts in and around Lagos, the relative peace reigning in Nigeria as a result of the peaceful conduct of the presidential election and the great sacrifice made by President Goodluck in conceding defeat after he lost to the eventual winner, Gen. Buhari afforded them the opportunity to visit many event centres for relaxation.

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Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) begins in grand style

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•Homage to Ogunde, a performance by the National Truope of Nigeria at Ogunde hall, Ososa, Ogun State

Basking on the euphoria of change and successful conduct of the much talked 2015 general elections, the city of Lagos, the nations commercial nerve centre will witness a convergence of people and events as the 2015 Lagos Black Heritage Festival, LBHF officially opens on April 18.

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Children Art Club, an equal Art engagement for children

  /   in The Arts 8:50 pm   /   Comments

art for children

In a monoeconomy country like Nigeria,the need to diversify so as to harness all other talents in other fields becomes necessary. This was why Adeniyi Olusegun established The Children Art Club in Abeokuta.The Children Art Club, an unequal Art engagement for the Nigeria child is moving forward with increase in participation.

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Bom Boy has made a difference to my writing – Yewande

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Yewande Omotoso

I can’t really say I regretted not winning the prize. Regret is too strong a word. I was disappointed for a few minutes after the announcement and then you move along. There are things I regret in life but when it comes to prizes, I don’t think it’s worthwhile spending much time regretting such things. In these matters, at a time when scarcity can seem the rule, I prefer subscribing to the notion that there is an abundance.

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How not to preserve cultural heritage through digitizing films

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Cultural Dancers at the Ilum O Tarok Annual Cultural Festival In Langtang Plateau State on Sunday (6/5/12).NAN Photos

It was an evening of expositions when the School of Media and Communication (Pan Atlantic University) in collaboration with HomeVida hosted prominent personalities within the Nigerian film industry. The forum which was part of efforts put in place to discuss and chart a new way into Digitizing the History of Film in Nigeria with the theme: “Making the link: Technology and Values in Film making”, was held at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos.

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How not to preserve cultural heritage through digitizing films

  /   in The Arts 12:10 am   /   Comments

It was an evening of expositions when the School of Media and Communication (Pan Atlantic University) in collaboration with HomeVida hosted prominent personalities within the Nigerian film industry.

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In season of sacrifice, Olajumoke’s dairies speaks for women

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All over the world, women occupy a very important position in the family and they ought to be celebrated, but in many homes, it is not so as despite their role, they are not recognized for their efforts. Some have become so oppressed by their husbands that they give up, while others only survive with the help of God. In reaction to most of these anomalies, many have called for a change of attitude, urging men to appreciate them for their numerous efforts. It is in recognition of this that an award winning artist, Lateef Olajumoke is organising a solo exhibition that pays special recognition to women tagged Diaries of a rich man’s wife; an exhibition of paintings.

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Ebi Yeibo’s The Fourth Masquerade: Allegiance to Homeland or Nation?

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With five poetry collections to his credit— A Song for Tomorrow (2003), Maiden Lines (2004), The Forbidden Tongue (2007), Shadows of the Setting Sun (2012) and of course, The Fourth Masquerade (2014) which won the 2014 ANA prize for poetry, Yeibo has traversed the literary landscape with a laudable ideological commitment. As Shelly avows that the poet is “the unacknowledged legislator of the world”, Yeibo’s socialist vision measures with that of Osundare, Ojaide, Ofeimun and other globally acclaimed Nigerian poets who are engaged in social criticism of the Nigerian state.

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Melodies, colours herald Mount Of Ease anniversary

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With the increasing acceptance of music as a vital tool to reaching out to heterogeneous audience across the globe, with the view to imparting positively on the people, the religious appears unrelenting in its efforts to employ this medium for rendering praises to God, making a change in the society as well as during celebrations.

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Owoseni’s The Career Leader points the way for youth

  /   in The Arts 12:43 am   /   Comments

Job-search

ONE of the most complex issue facing the youth is the dilemma of choosing a career and lifelong work. Hence the need to guide them on this important issue. It is in response to this that a youth development consultant, Abraham Owoseni came up with a new book entitled Career Leader, A Guide to Purposeful Career and Influential Leadership.

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Soyinka applauds Ladi Emeruwa, as Globe’s Hamlet hits Nigeria

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Performing arts lovers in and around Lagos, were treated to another thrilling encounter recently when Hamlet, one of the oldest William Shakespear’s plays was performed in Lagos.

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iREP@5: Remodeling documentary filmmaking in digital age

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The 2015 i-Represent International Documentary Film Festival which commenced on Thursday, March 19, ended on an encouraging note on Sunday with the traditional Art stampede held at the Kongi’s Harvest, Freedom Park, old Broad Street Prison, Lagos.

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Theatre is dead in Nigeria — Prof Bayo Oduneye

  /   in The Arts 12:09 am   /   Comments

The old and new, first Artistic Director of National Troupe, Prof. Bayo Oduneye welcoming the new Artistic Director, Akin Adejuwon to his house

He studied it, practised it and trained many in the field. In fact it was on the basis of his exploits in the theatre industry that he was appointed the first Artistic Director of the National Troupes of Nigeria, a position he held until he retired.

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Drama, documentary loud at women day celebration

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Nollywood Actress Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett  and others show women the way in  the drama, Hear Word

The 2015 International Women Day celebration which held at the Access Bank Head office, Victoria Island, Lagos, turned out to be a most entertaining programme, way out of what was expected prior to the event.

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Daodu of Theatre, Dapo Adelugba remembered in Lagos

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•Late Pa Dapo Adelugba

Dapo Adelugba was a theatre teacher and professor of professors, and called the Daodu of Nigerian theatre, he touched many lives when he was alive and even in death he is still remembered. And that was why the members of the ‘theatre community’ held a post humus seminar to celebrate the late professor’s 76th birthday.

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National Troupe goes back to the cradle, pays homage to Hubert Ogunde

  /   in The Arts 8:35 pm   /   Comments

•Homage to Ogunde, a performance by the National Truope of Nigeria at Ogunde hall, Ososa, Ogun State

One of the lines of the Nigeria National anthem reads, “ The labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain.” It was in realisation of this important statement, that the family of Late doyen of Nigeria theatre, Hubert Ogunde after many years of neglect and abandonment occasioned by many factors rose up to immortalize him with the opening of a museum in his country home, Ososa in Ogun State.

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I sacrificed my liberty for my community —Imota Oba, Agoro

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•Oba Ajibade Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota Kingdom

The Imota kingdom in Ikorodu, Lagos State, was amidst drumming and dancing recently as the ancient town celebrated the Osi Oba and Barifon festival which is celebrated once in three years. The custodian of the community’s culture, Oba Ajibade Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota Kingdom who was in high spirit all through the celebration, spoke to Vanguard about the festival and its relevance to the people of Imota.

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Ipaye, Ajumogobia, others eulogise Abugu at book launch

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•L-R, Lagos Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice,Ade Ipaye, Prof Joseph Abugu, Author, Prof Jide Alor, DVC Academic and Research, UNILAG, Val Uche Obi and Chinwe Offor during the book presentation in Lagos.

Notable Nigerians, including the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, two time minister, Mr Dein Ajumogobia, and other legal practitioners and law teachers of University of Lagos, Akoka among others has commended Prof. Joseph Abugu for his giant strides in the field of law in Nigeria

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Who wins Etisalat Prize for Literature 2014?

  /   in The Arts 12:51 am   /   Comments

Nadia-Davids

The Etisalat Prize For Literature which was initiated in 2013, is about to canonise yet another laureate as the 2nd winner of the Pan African Prize which honours début fiction writers across Africa.

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Mega concert graces 2015 Lagos Int’l Jazz Festival

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With plans in top gear, Inspiro Productions organizers of Nigeria’s premier Jazz festival – The Lagos International Jazz Festival have given an April 30th to May 2nd 2015 date for the much awaited annual Jazz Tourism and entertainment extravaganza.

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VOTC 2015: Kids display dexterity in visual and literary contest

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Participants

It was a great touring experience across the jungle in the Nigeria Conservative Foundation Park, (NCF) Lekki, the arena of the event, as 2015 edition of “Vision of the Child” (VoTC) arts contest ends with the 60 finalists drawn from 35 primary and secondary schools within Lagos State, participated in the live Painting and Literary Arts Competition.

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I see myself as Nigeria’s cultural ambassador — The Venus Bushfires

  /   in The Arts 10:00 pm   /   Comments

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The Venus Bushfires with real name Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor was born in Ibadan and grew up in Benin City. At 7, her father, a senior medical consultant and mother, a storybook author, moved to London where she spent much of her childhood, adolescent and adult years.

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Pathfinder chronicles the life and politics of Tinubu

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been given all sorts of names, but one thing that remains sacrosanct is that he is a man of many colours with fascinating feats credited to his transitory journey from childhood to the current time.

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Twisted celebrates Nigeria’s exploits in print

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One of the greatest discoveries about the country Nigeria is that despite the challenges facing Nigeria, it is reported that they are the happiest people in the world. This was arrived at, following the results of a scientific survey carried out in 65 nations in 1999-2001.

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Youth restiveness: Odianose’s practical guide on youth engagement, to the rescue

  /   in The Arts 12:59 am   /   Comments

Sylvanus Imhontu a press staff under the Governor’s office,comrade Sotadeor George and the author

NO doubt, the Nigerian youths are very busy but quite worrisome is the fact that most of them are busy with diverse forms of depravity that are inimical to their living quality lifestyle, and the development of the nation.

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Mabadeje’s tonic on how to be the real you in print

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The-call-Mabadeje

TOO many people hold on to the past and allow the negative experiences of the past define their present and future. This should not be: where you are coming from should not in any way determine where you are going.

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