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Nigerians will benefit from DSTV Access — Hundah

MULTICHOICE, Nigeria’s leading premium pay-TV providers, has formally launched DStv Access adding to its existing premium, compact and family bouquets. DStv Access comes with 27 world-class channels at only N1,500 monthly subscription. It is expected to provide access to many Nigerians wishing to watch high quality television programmes.
Describing the launch, which held at the weekend in Lagos, as momentous, Joseph Hundah, managing director, MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “

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Ozuruimo festival relaunches Imo culture

IT was with pomp, class and pageantry that the 2009 edition of the re-branded Ozuruimo Festival held at Owerri, Imo State. The four-day pan Imo State cultural and arts festival began, October 28, 2009, with a colloquium paper delivered by Prof. Aloy Ejiogu, of the University of Lagos. The theme of the thought provoking lecture, which held at the expansive Multi-Purpose Hall, Owerri, was:

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In Benin, Enwonwu’s children drank from the fountain

THE second leg of the London based, Kambani Art and Access Bank art initiative, Mirror the Master, successfully took place in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State from October 26 through 29. This successful tour came on the heels of the group’s upscale tour of the art city of Oshogbo, where participating students interacted with notable artists in the town including renowned Jimoh Braimoh.

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I’m a natural light photographer – Tam Fiofori

He is referred to as one of the pioneers of the lens profession. He is, Tam Fiofori, a fascinating sort of artist/journalist, a veteran, who has written about art, music and culture almost as prolifically as he has photographed them. But only almost. Up close, Tam Fiofori has a grasp of sociology, poetry, filmmaking, philosophy and all kinds of other endeavours, and this makes him a photo-archivist of unusual relevance.

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The fabulous adventures of a sugarcane man

LIFE theatre can transport one from this world to the underworld and the hereafter. Life on stage can be magical in a manner that can be quite overwhelming. It is in its determination to put theatre back on the front burner of the Nigerian scheme of things that Chams Plc initiated the Chams Theatre Series last year with the production of the adaptation and translation of DO Fagunwa’s novel, Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale (Forest of a Thousand Daemons).

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MUSON festival returns with evening of jazz…

Activities marking this year’s edition of the annual Muson Festival of Arts kicked off on Sunday October 25 at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre with what can be described as an evening of jazz music. The featuring of the jazz evening was a re- introduction of one of the MUSON brands that was yanked off the list after its first initial outing in 2005.

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Sacred exhibition in honour of Susan Wenger…

The works and legacies of one of the greatest gifts to the Nigerian art community and one who devoted much of her time and energy to the preservation and propagation of Yoruba culture in the 20th century, Susan Wenger popularly known as Adunni Orisa shortly after her death, came alive again last week as a group of artists known as The New Sacred Art Movement, an artistic movements founded by the late culture priestess stormed Lagos from Osogbo for a unique exhibition tagged; A Legacy of Susan Wenger: An Exhibition of the Artists of the New Sacred Art Movement.

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Foreword torch on 4th Edition: an exhibition of paintings and drawings…

The original Artist is a friend of Nature and a friend of his immediate environments. The artist that interrogates human and material environment, most times, draws attention to his or her art. The artist that vomits his or her internal conflicts and reconciliations on canvas still draws attention to his or her art. But the artist that seeks beyond the self and the outer self to explore that psychic space, often times, draws from a creative pool that carries the tag ‘original’.

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