Thursday April 2nd, 2015
Thursday April 2nd, 2015
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Jegede’s New Horizon debuts in Lagos

  /   in The Arts 12:00 am   /   Comments

AFTER its successful hosting of 2014 MUSON festival and in line with one of its core mission of developing talents and giving them a platform to express themselves, the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) is set to dazzle its teeming fans, especially lovers of jazz, chambers, classical and pop with a new concert series titled ‘New Horizons’.

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VOTC 2015: 60 kids emerge for The Road to Sambisa

  /   in The Arts 1:04 am   /   Comments

The vision of the organisers of The Vision of the Child (VOTC), the visual angle of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival is gradually being realised as more sponsors have joined the major sponsor Diamond Bank to ensure that the programme continues to promote creativity among the children.

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Art is my life, it’s what I will do till I die — Yusuf Grillo

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Yusuf-Grillo

Prof. Adebayo Yusuf Cameron Grillo is one of the founding fathers of contemporary Visual Art in Nigeria. A visit to his Ikeja, Lagos home and studio indicates that the octogenarian and famous Master of Masters is still very much agile, full of life and ready at all times to discuss contemporary art.

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I wrote Iredi War with Lit Price in mind — Ukala, 2014 Winner, The Nigeria Prize for Literature

  /   in The Arts 12:51 am   /   Comments

ukala

When Professor Sam Ukala, Nigeria’s renowned playwright picked up his pen to write Iredi War, he was clear about what he wanted- The Nigerian Prize For Literature. As a goal-getter well focused on his priority, Prof. Ukala was said to have turned down the offer to be among the panel of judges for the 2014 Prize. Instead, he submitted his book Iredi War to compete with 123 others.

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Igboamaka, committed to promotion of Igbo culture

  /   in The Arts 12:09 am   /   Comments

•Festus receiving tusks and certificate at the ceremony

As part of its commitment towards the preservation and promotion of rich cultural heritage of the Igbos through acknowledgment of laudable achievements of Igbo sons and daughters, Igboamaka, an Igbo socio-cultural organisation, held its 2014 Igbo Person of the Year Award.

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I wrote Iredi War with Lit Price in mind- Ukala

  /   in The Arts 12:22 am   /   Comments

iredi

When Professor Sam Ukala, Nigeria’s renowned playwright picked up his pen to write Iredi War, he was clear about what he wanted- The Nigerian Prize For Literature. As a goal-getter well focused on his priority, Prof. Ukala was said to have turned down the offer to be among the panel of judges for the 2014 Prize. Instead, he submitted his book Iredi War to compete with 123 others.

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FG reviews cultural policy, partners UNESCO for UCH documentation

  /   in The Arts 6:00 pm   /   Comments

Members of Moremi cast

The Federal government has said that it was reviewing the current National Policy on culture to reflect the provisions required for effective safeguarding of the 2003 Convention on the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the country.

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Nigerian Artistes – How we must vote

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*A cultural performance by the corps members

A good diplomatic smile and handshake can arrange, yearly exhibition of our art works. Dance, Drama, Sculpture, Photography etc. every Ambassador could organize different programmes every year.

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Maybe Tomorrow tackles societal ills in the society

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Maybe-2morrow-pix

Artists are known all over the world for using anything around them to address some of the problems in the society, since they have no power to fight and always draw their sword in the theatre and this was what young Ibukun Fasunhan did with his new play titled Maybe Tomorrow, which was presented last week at the nations culture home, Terra Kulture, Lagos.

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NGA- The strands, the strides in 2014

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*Kolanut dance by the National Troupe of Nigeria. Photo: Kene Egbuchuna.

It was a year of intense activities for the National Gallery of Art (NGA). It began on an intellectual note with the maiden Nupe Art Conference/Exhibition which took place in the ancient city of Bida, Niger State. Traditional artists from the nooks and crannies of the old Nupe kingdom displayed different works ranging from paintings, sculptures and textiles to the admiration of all present.

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NORRD Phenomenon: a reflection of beauty, emotions, ideals of life

  /   in The Arts 1:05 am   /   Comments

Two-girls-pics

After its successful hosting of the much acclaimed music dance drama, SARO 2 The Musical which rounded up its activities for the year 2014, the nation’s culture house Terra Kulture opened its door of activities for the year with an exhibition by 20 year old second year student of engineering at the University of Warwick,UK, Nissi Ogulu tagged NORRD Phenomenon.

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Martin Luther King Jr statue lands in Africa

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Martin-Luther-Statue,-Husto

As the year sets in with promising activities in the visual art sector, several art projects are lined up to make it a remarkable one. From all sections of the art industry, artists are gearing towards all forms of art workshops, exhibitions, festivals and seminars to foster the development of the industry. One of such projects that will raise the art industry and booster the image rebranding of Nigeria this year 2015 is the coming home to Africa for the first time, the iconic Martin Luther King Jnr. Statue which is expected in Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria.

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How Deborah, new Miss Niger Delta’s dream came true

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Deborah

The keenly contested 14th edition of the Miss Niger Delta Peace Cultural Pageant came to a resounding close with Deborah Ibeinmo Alfred emerging winner. She defeated 21 other contestants to win the prestigious contest which held at Dr Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

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Artistes in dilemma: How do we vote?

  /   in Stage And Screen 12:46 am   /   Comments

Members of Moremi cast

We are force by conviction and the circumstances to vote for survival. We are allowed existence in the past, sustained by what the colonial masters called “beggars licence” which allowed artist to perform (entertainment) for peanuts or dash to beggars. That mentality was carried along by governments thereafter.

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I am committed to the promotion of young artists—– Patty Chidiac

  /   in The Arts 7:31 pm   /   Comments

Patty-Chidiac

Patty Chidiac is the CEO/Curator of Alexis Gallery, a leading art gallery in Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria. She is also the owner of ‘The Studios’ and Art Cafe in Lagos. The Beniniose born curator and business woman who came to Nigeria in January 1975, has been managing the store for years before she opened the art gallery in 2013.

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Jonathan enjoins writers to take reading to next level

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•National Executives of Association of Nigerian Authors and representative of the president,Molara Wood cutting the 33rd anniversary cake in Ibadan recently

THE 33rd International Annual Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) held at the ancient city of Ibadan has come and gone but the memories of the event continues to ring bells in the ears of many especially the members. Apart from the normal programme of the convention , one issue that drew the attention of the people was the remarks by the president of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

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Waiting for Sanity as tool to taming Post-Election Violence

  /   in The Arts 12:50 am   /   Comments

ballotbox

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

Nigeria-map

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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Debayo-bk-cover

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

ENIGMA-2

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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indomie-book-pics

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

Igbo-hope

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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Ikenga

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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Sound-Sultan-7UP

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

Asidere-pix

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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