Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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Igbo proverbs made easy

  /   in The Arts 6:58 pm   /   Comments

Uka-wu-ilu

I must commend our author, Loolo Florence Chinyere Duru, for her deep interest in the Igbo language and its proverbs. Proverbs are the wisdom of a people in a nutshell

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Garlands for Elechi Amadi, Ebele Eko

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Elechi-Amadi-others

It was all accolades for literary icon, Professor Elechi Amadi who recently turned 80, as the literati gathered at the University of Calabar to celebrate the renowned writere.

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Soyinka salutes ancestors at Afenmai Mass Assembly of Masquerades outing

  /   in The Arts 12:30 am   /   Comments

Afemai

It was another celebration of cultural heritage of the Afenmai as people from all walks of gathered for 2014 Afenmai Mass Assembly of Masquerades Outing

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CBAAC COLLOQUIUM: Scholars chat new way for Africa

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CBAAC11

In the face of the plethora of challenges confronting Africans on the continent and the Diaspora, concerted and strategic response is required to frontally tackle them

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Cleansing cancerous attitude of waste in a nation

  /   in The Arts 7:50 pm   /   Comments

WHEN it comes to exhibitions, Raqib Bashorun can be described as a big masquerade, he does not exhibit often, but each time he exhibits there are always lots of messages from it. For the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) trained sculptor, painter who has exhibited widely and whose works will be situated anywhere in the world because of the quality, his greatest regrets has always been the fact that Africans especially Nigerians do not take the messages home rather they look at the aesthetic and throw away the contents.

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Onobrakpeya: Masks of the Flaming Arrows for launch

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THE official launch of a book, Onobrakpeya: Masks of the Flaming Arrows, an exceptional body of work which demonstrates the versatility of Professor Onobrakpeya’s works and showcases a broad range of masterpieces from his glittering career spanning over 50 years is scheduled to hold on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by 2.00 pm

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Ima-Mariam Agunbiade rolls out two new books

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KNOWLEDGE they say is power and that is reason why Barr. Ima-Mariam Nike Agunbiade after acquiring that knowledge is bent on transfering it to the younger generation. This she have been doing through research, books and establishment of schools in Nigeria.

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  Bon voyage in Molue mobile museum

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A MOLUE with unusual accessories which parked outside the Lagos City Hall on Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, penultimate week, attracted a lot of passersby who at first could not understand what it was there for.

This molue is in town! Do not marvel when you see it with a flat screen television, standing fan, light refreshments, art works and a book stand as well as Caucasians, eminent Nigerians , healthy children who ordinarily, have no business boarding a Molue.

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MTN PFWA has added value to my Art — Roland Ricketts, MTN Project Fame Season 6 Finalist

  /   in The Arts 9:53 pm   /   Comments

Roland Ricketts is a Microbiologist who was one of the six finalists during last year’s edition of MTN Project Fame Season 6. He absolutely loves music and sees the PF Academy as the best music school in West Africa and so has tried several times to get in. Last year, he made it as far

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Invasion 1897: Benin Crown Prince in Calabar

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The Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Eradiauwa recently paid a royal visit to the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi, all in the bid to reconnect with the storyline of the much talked about Lancelot Imasuen’s new film, “Invasion 1897.”

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A Critical Review of Nigeria Must Survive

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Published in 2011 by Life Apostolate Publications, Enugu, Paulinus Ike Ogara’s Nigeria Must Survive is a two hundred and forty page book that addresses the issues of corruption, insecurity, poverty, unemployment, rural underdevelopment, religious intolerance, ethnic rivalries, and bad political leadership in contemporary Nigeria. These problems are commonly perceived as threats to the corporate survival of Nigeria as an entity.

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Kakadu the Musical lifts Nigeria theatre in Davos Switzerland

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The location was Davos Switzerland, home of the annual World Economic Forum where the world’s political and business leaders have gathered every year for the past 43years to discuss strategies for improving the state of the world. The occasion was Ariya….a night of good cheer hosted by the Nigerian government to give the world a sense of what to expect when they visit Abuja Nigeria May 7-9 to attend the 24th World Economic Forum for Africa taking place in West Africa for the first time in the 24 year history of the regional forum.

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WS@80: Pyrates Confraternity rolls out drums

  /   in The Arts 12:42 am   /   Comments

wole-soyinka-cry

African’s first Nobel Laureate for Literature, Prof. Wole Soyinka will be 80 in July and as the entire world rolls out drum to celebrate him, the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has mapped out its own plans for a unique celebration of the literary icon whom they described as one of the initiators of the idea of Pyratism, and unarguably the most visiblePyrate since the confraternity’s inception.

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How to resolve boundary disputes in Nigeria

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The book, titled, Resolving Boundary Disputes, written by ThankGod George Ekine and published by Pearl Publishers, Port Harcourt is timely since the timing and theme of this latest book is very auspicious, coming at a time when the city of Port Harcourt is on the global book stage as the World Book Capital. It is a 260 paged collection and display of facts on boundary disputes resolution.

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Reverberating tales from Port Harcourt, World Book Capital 2014

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The city of Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state, Nigeria last week entered into the history book as it became the first sub-Saharan African City to be named UNESCO World Book Capital. At an elaborate ceremony which was witnessed by literary icons and dignitaries within and outside the country including the former President, Abdusalam Abubakar (Rtd) in Portharcourt, the deputy governor of Bangkok, Mr Ammorn Kitchawenghui formally handed over to Rivers state governor, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi the right and title of the UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, with this feat the city will bear the title from April 23rd 2014 till April 22nd 2015 when it will eventually hand it over to Incheon (South Korea).

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She Lives On, a charity show for Mrs Sofowote

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As part of their desire to save the life of Motunlayo Adefunke Sofowote, a part time photographer and founder/president, Glowing Channels’ Foundation, a non-profit organisation, who is critically ill and in dire need of help to overcome cervical cancer, a group of friends known as ‘Mrs. Adefunke Sofowote Cancer Fighting Fund Team’ is organizing a photo exhibition to raise funds for her treatment.

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My ‘Sambisa’ Tale – Chibok Girl

  /   in For the record, The Arts 9:56 am   /   Comments

You will not be wrong if you think we have taken oaths…

The heights of all imaginations have been done to me Mama…

I will be 13years tomorrow and I have seen it all

Mama, my tender eyes have seen the other side of Life

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Reverberating tales from Port Harcourt, World Book Capital 2014

  /   in The Arts 12:20 am   /   Comments

*A cross section of writers and students during the opening  ceremony

The city of Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state, Nigeria last week entered into the history book as it became the first sub-Saharan African City to be named UNESCO World Book Capital. At an elaborate ceremony which was witnessed by literary icons and dignitaries within and outside the country including the former President, Abdusalam Abubakar (Rtd) in Portharcourt, the deputy governor of Bangkok, Mr Ammorn Kitchawenghui formally handed over to Rivers state governor, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi the right and title of the UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, with this feat the city will bear the title from April 23rd 2014 till April 22nd 2015 when it will eventually hand it over to Incheon (South Korea).

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Help keep the Nigerian artists alive

  /   in Stage And Screen   /   Comments

Artists have been saved by their knack. The knack for survival, plays ‘shadow’ to every true artist. Each one with an original true autobiography of himself and his circumstances of survival nevertheless ‘’saved by the bell”, though quite a few of them missed the banquet and will never hear the bell. Stage and screen shares the belief that they have headed for Heaven’s Gate, where all true artistes belong whatever religion, class or creed.

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For Omolaiye, restoring family values tops priority

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The level of moral decadence in any society, speaks eloquently of how badly, family values have been eroded since only healthy homes can make a healthy society.

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Culture, Unity @ Anioma 2014

  /   in The Arts 12:00 am   /   Comments

*Agwuba Royal Dancers

THE 11th edition of Anioma Cultural Festival ended in grand style in Asaba on Easter Monday thrilling guests and tourists with the diverse cultures the yearly festival of unity of Anioma people displayed.

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In season of crisis, NTN chorale sing for peace

  /   in The Arts 12:20 am   /   Comments

* National Troupe chorale group performing at the event

DESPITE the state of insecurity in the country, events in and around the country reveals that Nigerians are fun loving people and this they demonstrated last Monday when they trouped out en mass to the Cinema Hall 2 of the National theatre for the much advertised special Easter Chorale performance tagged Peace and Unity.

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I wasn’t expecting to win – Anjola, 2014 VOTC painting winner

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I WASN’T expecting to win the competition. “My painting was all about the tree which stands for the law of impunity, and the land stands for the rule of law where things are meant to grow but the law of impunity just uprooted from the ground and started stepping on all those things that are meant to grow like education, economy, banks, aviation which are meant to be growing to make Nigeria better.

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Hope for Nigeria entertainment industry

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YES, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has given hope to the development of Art in Nigeria. So let’s design the set before we switch on the footlights. We start the countdown to ‘the Build Up’ of Nigeria’s Entertainment industry.

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Unique weavers: Preserving art of Akwa Ocha making

  /   in Art Salon, The Arts 12:23 am   /   Comments

Akwa-Ocha

Culture, they say, is a way of life and that is why people go extra miles to preserve it. But in the case of Nigeria, it is a different ball game as many had abandoned theirs in preference to foreign culture in the name of modernisation.

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At book launch, Bash Ali, others sue for peace

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Bash Ali guns for Guinness Book of World Records Title Fight Project

He is noted worldwide as a fighter whose fame accrued from inflicting deadly punches and “knocking down” his opponents. He is also currently angling to emerge in the World Guinness Book of Record as the oldest man to engage in an organized boxing.

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Transerve Discs Tech intensify fight against piracy

  /   in The Arts 12:26 am   /   Comments

•Mr Cyprian Orakpo, CEO of Transverse (R( with Nollywood actor
Kanayo O. Kanayo at the event

One of the greatest challenges facing the Nigerian entertainment industry is piracy. It has robbed the industry billions of Naira, in fact one of the stakeholders in the industry described the perpetrators as terrorist and that the act is more deadly than AIDS. And in line with its core mission to create and maintain a pace setting organisation by adapting technology to customers’ needs, finished with transcending excellent services, the management of Transerve Discs Technologies Limited, one of the optical discs replicating plants, registered by the Nigerian Copyright Commission, last week unveiled its new products. They are Transerve Discs’ new DVD mastering facility and DVD 5 & 9 replicating machines, glass mastering (Stamper) as well as its new anti-piracy initiative, the Job Alert Management Systems (Jams).

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Poetry, music, dance, drama herald Muse Season 1

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Art lovers in and around Lagos were treated to a fusion of dance, drama, music and poetry reading last week at the The Muse Season 1 event held at Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos. The event which was attended by many theatre lovers afforded them another opportunity to reflect on the state of the industry in Nigeria.

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Dissecting the spiritual darkness of Homosexuality

  /   in The Arts 9:44 pm   /   Comments

One of the contentious issues that has attracted a lot of comments recently is the issue of Homosexuality or same sex marriage especially since President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan signed the bill into law. Many who commented on it commending the president for his action did that without knowing the serious implications as they just seem to agree that it is not natural.

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Kosi… little girl’s string on Western hegemony

  /   in The Arts 12:30 am   /   Comments

*Kosisochukwu putting finishing touch to one of her works

A FOUR-pane painting on transparent plexi glass by award wining Nigerian-born, Canadian artist, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, has literally lit up the Canada Montreal art scene. The painting entitled “M(other)nity” seeks to re-define the complexity of the modern black woman as opposed to the prevalent simplistic portrayal of black women in the mainstream media.

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LBHF 2014: Lagos celebrates African creativity in colours

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THE state and city of Lagos will for the fifth time roll out their mat of variegated colours and textures to locals and international visitors to an all round fun and entertainment as this year’s Lagos Black Heritage Festival kicks off. Inspired by the spirit of convergence for which Lagos remains pre-eminent, the Lagos Black Heritage Festival celebrates African creativity within a carnivalesque of traditional and contemporary Dance, Music, Painting and Photo Exposition.

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Prof. Ezeigbo in literary conversation with fresh blends

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THE saying, “give honour to whom honour is due”, once more, played out last Saturday, at the Conference Hall B, University of Lagos, in the life of one of Nigeria’s finest literary icons, Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo when she was honoured for her immense contributions to the development of Nigerian Literature.

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