Monday March 2nd, 2015
Monday March 2nd, 2015
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Waiting for Sanity as tool to taming Post-Election Violence

  /   in The Arts 12:50 am   /   Comments

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Script Writer and poet, Joe Dudun’s poetry collection, Waiting for Sanity has received a lot of commendations for its objective of helping to further the dialogue on national revival.

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Events that shaped 2014 Literary world

  /   in The Arts 12:23 am   /   Comments

SOYINKA

Despite the economic and security challenges in the country, the literary industry has evolved so much that it keeps recording tremendous success with each passing year. The year 2014 was indeed an improvement on the past years. With very few pitfalls, there were lots of interesting activities that kept the industry alive. The year under review witnessed the welcoming of icons into the club of octogenarians.

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Homebound: for the love of country

  /   in The Arts 12:37 am   /   Comments

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FOR most Nigerians in Diaspora coming back home after spending several years in the Whiteman’s land usually comes with mixed feelings. The cultural shock of moving back, the traffic, the epileptic power supply makes the decision very difficult. In spite of these numerous challenges associated with the transition process, every true Nigeria will tell you that there is really no place like home.

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Ecstatic documentation of reality in Debayo’s A Man Like Me

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THERE comes a time in the life of a young man when he ascertains his manliness when he gives birth to a child after marriage. As Africans, a man is extremely proud when he has a son.

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Saro 2 The Musical brings back Lagos theatre life

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THE 2014 Christmas season might have come and gone , but one of the major high points of the season in Lagos was the return of The Biggest Broadway Theatre, Saro 2 The Musical to the theatre circuit.

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CBAAC, exploring culture as effective springboard for African devt

  /   in The Arts 6:54 pm   /   Comments

L-R- DG of CBAAC Sir Ferdinand Anikwe, Pete Edochie and other Nollywood stars  cultural festival in Yenagoa

Culture is born out of an aggregation of people who come together for the sole purpose of finding meaning to their lives. Culture as an important ethnic identity, consists of language, ideas, beliefs, customs, taboos, codes, institutions, tools, techniques, work of art, rituals, ceremonies and symbols.

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Akachi Ezeigbo…A million hurrays for a literary enigma

  /   in The Arts 5:20 pm   /   Comments

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It was an interesting moment in the life of university lecturer and a writer per excellence, Professor Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo, as friends, family and academics gathered at the Afe Babalola Hall, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, Lagos for the public presentation of “New Perspectives On A Literary Enigma (A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo).

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Indome story book, Apheyso’s xmas gift for children

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African Cultural Heritage is gradually being eroded away due to incursion with modernization and globalisation. Our Arts, language, Food and the Cloth we wear are almost going into oblivion.

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Ilesha celebrates Iwude Ijesha festival

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All is set for the celebration of this year’s edition of Iwude Ijesha Festival. The festival which promises to be an unforgettable experience of cultural display and excitement which started on December 17 and end on December 27, would feature several cultural activities.

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Debo Omotunde’s book offers clues on how to achieve dreams

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It has been revealed that what has made Nigeria’s model of corruption uncontrollable is mediocrity in almost every sector of the nation’s society.

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De Class preach unity in troubled nation

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It was a show of creative ingenuity and a passionate drive to stand out as young artists who had gone beyond the normal use of art materials to a mastery exploitation of all sorts of mediums within reach to tell a story in a visual format.

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Where are the Igbos?

  /   in The Arts 12:16 am   /   Comments

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The Greek philosopher Socrates once declared that the unexamined life is not worth living. By this avowal, one is bound to look back and forth to ascertain the meaning of his existence on earth, the worth and the expectations.

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Emenike’s book on entrepreneurship tackles unemployment

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•The author Chief Poly Emenike(2nd left) with other dignitaries during the presentation

Nigerians desiring to beat challenges of unemployment and become self reliant in a poor economy, can now heave a sigh of relieve as the book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits Through the Seventeen Success Principles of Napoleon Hill”, has been launched. The book written by renowned businessman and philanthropist, Chief Poly Ike Emenike (MON and Odenigbo Nanka), the Managing Director, NEROS Pharmaceuticals Limited, was penultimate week at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, presented to the public.

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Chronicles of Ikenga

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IT is unthinkable that Africans would at any given time, prefer to spend time in foreign prisons to being subjected to harsh economic realities of the time especially with the high level of insecurity, lack of social amenities, high crime rate, etc.

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Phyno, Sound Sultan rock fans at Pepsi Trace Urban party

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The crème de la crème of Nigerian entertainment industry, at the weekend thronged Tilt House, Lekki for the Pepsi Trace Urban party, to have fun and be in the mood for Christmas. The event was refreshed by Pepsi.

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Asidere interpretes females models in his Muse

  /   in The Arts 1:22 pm   /   Comments

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Since he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1988 with a first class in painting, Asidere has been a regular face in most exhibitions in Nigeria. In fact he is regarded as one of the best painters, and that was why the serene environment of Omenka gallery came alive again as art enthusiasts, collectors, artists, lovers and even students trooped to the gallery to witness the latest offering from him.

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Chronicles of Ikenga

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It is unthinkable that Africanswould at any given time, prefer to spend time in foreign prisons to being subjected to harsh economic realities of the time especially with the high level of insecurity, lack of social amenities, high crime rate, etc.

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Emenike’s book on entrepreneurship tackles unemployment

  /   in The Arts 9:20 pm   /   Comments

Job-search

Nigerians desiring to beat challenges of unemployment and become self reliant in a poor economy, can now heave a sigh of relieve as the book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits Through the Seventeen Success Principles of Napoleon Hill”, has been launched. The book written by renowned businessman and philanthropist, Chief Poly Ike Emenike (MON and Odenigbo Nanka), the Managing Director, NEROS Pharmaceuticals Limited, was penultimate week at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, presented to the public.

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Bayelsa set for Miss N/Delta Cultural Pageant

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All is now set for the 14th edition of Miss Niger Delta Peace Cultural Pageant being hosted by Bayelsa state.

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Interventions : Visual approach towards revamping the polity

  /   in The Arts 4:44 pm   /   Comments

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If there is one thingNigeria needs at this crucial period to retrace her steps so as not to go into oblivion, it is interventions. Considering how the system has decayed so far, many believe there’s need for both divine and human interventions.

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Tourism or Entertainment

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*A cultural performance by the National Troupe of Nigeria

Who will be the guests in the ‘five-star hotel’ built in the national theatre complex? My guess is as good as yours, Businessmen, Tourist, Politicians. Let’s stop there, suppose all these people want to unwind before they turn in after the day’s work, what do they turn to before they turn in?

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Trends In Nollywood… Movie industry through the eyes of NICO boss

  /   in The Arts 12:26 am   /   Comments

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By Prisca Sam-Duru In a bid to make available, a book that encapsulates the dynamism and transformation as well as bring to the fore, some of the lapses currently experienced in the Nigeria movie industry, a new book titled Trends In Nollywood, was launched last week. The book which was authored by the Executive Secretary/

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Anilingo series, to the rescue of mother tongue

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The clamour for the promotion of Nigerian indigenous languages received a boost last week with the presentation of “anilingo series” by Iyin Creative. Anilingo Series” are animated multimedia products creatively designed to make the teaching and learning of Nigeria languages appealing to the younger generation., which come in a DVD that contains the three major languages (Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa).

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The masters showcase class at Distinction 2

  /   in The Arts 8:19 pm   /   Comments

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The Lagos culture home, Terra Kulture, Lagos welcomed unusual visitors especially art patrons and collectors who has followed development in the art circle to the unique art exhibition organised by eight distinguished Nigerian visual artists tagged Distinction 2.

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Transforming Africa through culture, CBAAC experience in Bayelsa

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Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson (middle) acknowledging cheers from supporters at his home after his victory at the 2012 Bayelsa State Governorship election in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

What is the place of culture, how can it be used to drive the transformation of Africa and its Diaspora in a new global order, these were some of the topical issues that brought many cultural enthusiasts and practitioners, royal fathers, top government officials and Nollywood stars to the city of Yenagoa for the 2014 edition of the International Cultural festival and Conference organised by The Center for Black and African Arts and Civilization CBAAC,held at the Peace Park, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

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When darkness shines brighter than light

  /   in The Arts 5:39 pm   /   Comments

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When darkness shines brighter than light and lie is fabricated such that it turns into reality, overshadowing truth, men get lost in the pool of ignorance. Little wonder the Bible says “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”

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Stanley Dudu transits from New episode to Next episode

  /   in The Arts 12:51 am   /   Comments

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Life is all about transiting from one level to the order, and this is the philosophy young Stanley Dudu has imbibed. After participating in one solo and well over 25 group shows with several prizes and awards to his credit, 2003 Auchi Polytechnic trained artist is gradually moving to the next level as he exhibits his great level of dexterity in his second solo exhibition entitled Next Episode(The Sequel) an exhibition of charcoal drawings.

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Saro:The Musical 2 returns with…

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After its successful showing last year at the grand ballroom of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, that drew notable names in the Nigerian arts sector, the city of Lagos is in again for the biggest thrill of the 2014, as the critically acclaimed Saro: The Musical makes its return to the stage this December!

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Tourism or Entertainment

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Who will be the guests in the ‘five-star hotel’ built in the national theatre complex? My guess is as good as yours, Businessmen, Tourist, Politicians. Let’s stop there, suppose all these people want to unwind before they turn in after the day’s work, what do they turn to before they turn in?

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DAPO ADELUGBA — Remembering… (Tribute by Professor Wole Soyinka)

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And thus, near furtively, he left, the last of the vintage links to Ibadan of the Penkelemes Years. He left quietly, as he lived his life – fusslessly. Slight and willowy, he exuded an irrepressible optimism in the social therapy of theatre, and its autonomous but vulnerable existence as a community in itself, for which no personal sacrifice is excessive.

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Wise men marry many wives

  /   in The Arts 5:39 pm   /   Comments

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A very wise man died in Benue State not so long ago. But before I tell the details of his death, I need to state that through the man’s life it has been revealed to me exclusively that the lack of wisdom in the world of today is because men marry only one wife. You can quote me on that.

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Shifting the Paradigm: George Edozie takes Onitsha culture to the world

  /   in The Arts 8:46 pm   /   Comments

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All is now set for the first historic exhibition by Nigeria trained painter, George Edozie at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. The show tagged, Shifting the Paradigm is designed to tear down aging but still prevalent concepts surrounding the creation, consumption and interpretation of contemporary art. It is scheduled to open on December 2, and run till February 26th, 2015. The exhibition which will focus on the culture and art of the Onitsha people will have as its special quest of honour Igwe Alfred Nnaemka Achebe, Agbogodi, The Obi of Onitsha.

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