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Graig Phillips budding movie makers showcase creative works

As part of giving back to society, Graig Phillips, a multimedia institute in Lagos recently showcased and premiered creative theatrical works of people who participated in a one month intensive free programme organised by the institute at Cuba Libre Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. With flash fiction becoming the trend in the creative industry, it was amazing to behold the stunning films which participants exhibited.

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The struggle continues In the Struggle

The book, In the Struggle, written by Comrade Ogbu Alexander Ameh and published by OJ Digital Press, centers on a character, Ojireto. The book is a reflection of the early life of Ojireto and how he came in contact with the Marxist Socialist Ideology. While the book may incite a controversy going by its title from a radical intellectual perspective, the title also serves many purposes because it can be distinguished from others like it on organization, mobilization, and   revolutionary change advocacy. In that, it is written primarily for activists, labour leaders, students, women and concerned citizens who desire genuine change.

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Day African calabash was closed

It was praises galore for Otunba Segun Runsewe and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) at the closing ceremony of the 2017 African Arts & Craft Expo recently in Abuja. The 22-day long exhibition which attracted arts, crafts, and culture lovers from all over the world was formally closed by covering the lid of the AFAC calabash, a cultural innovation which replaced tape-cutting at the event.

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The world looks up to Kaduna for a grand NAFEST

Malam Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State governor, has high regards for arts and culture. He believes that “arts and culture form the core values of people’s being and the essence of their existence.” This must have influenced his offer to host the 2017 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) shortly after successfully hosting the 2017 Kaduna State Festival of Arts and Culture, KADFEST.

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Grace Ibironke Ojo: from media practice to creative clothes design

Grace Ibironke Ojo came to the 2017 AFAC Expo with multiple talents and skills. A graduate of political science from Bayero University, Kano, and a master’s degree holder in Public Policy and Administration, she worked with the marketing department of Leadership newspaper for 8 years before she left to concentrate on her clothesline: Grazee Stiches and her private advertising Agency, Gramatino Nigeria Limited.

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