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FREIA hosts biggest names in Africa’s luxury real estate, interior design, art

FREIA hosts biggest names in Africa’s luxury real estate, interior design, art

Luxury Villas Group, one of the leading real estate services and brokerage companies in Nigeria that has been around since 2004 with chains of subsidiaries, in conjunction with Agatha’s Interior Design Limited and African Artists’ Foundation, has concluded plans to host a specially tailored one-day event tagged Fusion of Real Estate, Interior Design and Art, FREIA, in Lagos on December 8, 2017.
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The shrub among the poplars of Obi Nwakanma’s Verse

The shrub among the poplars of Obi Nwakanma’s Verse

Nwakanma was educated at the prestigious Government College Umuahia, the English-type boarding school for boys where famous Nigerian writers — Chinua Achebe, Gabriel Okara, Christopher Okigbo, V.C. Ike, I.N.C Aniebo, Ken Saro-Wiwa and others went before him. He earned a degree in English at the University of Jos, the MFA in Poetry at the Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in English from the Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has worked as a journalist in Nigeria and internationally as Group Arts Editor of the Vanguard and Deputy editor of the Sunday Vanguard.

Imoke’s wife showcases Cross River art in London

Imoke’s wife showcases Cross River art in London

LONDON stool still for Africa, weekend, as African fashion buffs, art entrepreneurs, politicians, designers, super models, and celebrities met in the prestigious Dorchester Hotel, London for the inaugural African Arts and Fashion Banquet to raise funds to support endowed designers from Africa. The banquet marked the end of this year’s edition of Africa Fashion Week London which started two days earlier.

An artistic excursion into African folklores

An artistic excursion into African folklores

IJAPA and Friends, is the second of England-based Adefemi Adebajo’s series of tortoise stories drawn from the vast repertoire of Yoruba folklore. Published in 2013, in the United Kingdom, by El Roi Publications Limited, Ijapa and Friends, one of the most recent story books plotted on the hub of trickster tales – tortoise tales, comprises 14 fables (each assigned about six pages), spread across 14 chapters. These are inextricably linked by a dominant character named Ijapa – Yoruba word for tortoise, ‘the cunning and wise tortoise’, according to the blurb on the back of the publication, who is ‘always getting into trouble’ as seen in virtually all the stories in the volume.

FIRS’s new drama series harps on tax compliance

FIRS’s new drama series harps on tax compliance

The high rate of corruption in the land can be attributed to the inability of people to do their duties well and worse still those who fail to obey the law are not punished. It is a binding duty for all to pay their taxes, partake in environmental sanitation exercise, use the pedestrian bridges while crossing the express ways and other civic duties. But to many, the Nigerian factor where anything goes has taking the upper side to the extent that when you see one who wants to follow due process, the person is regarded as not normal.

Dissecting El Anatsui’s midcareer survey at Brooklyn Museum

Dissecting El Anatsui’s midcareer survey at Brooklyn Museum

Those who think that great contemporary art comes only from developed countries in the West, or from cities in fast-growing parts of China, India or Latin America, should make a re think as Anatsui’s immense and astonishing creations have revealed that Africa is very much a continent to reckon with, artistically speaking.

Etisalat, AAF flag off Lagos Photo Festival 2013

Etisalat, AAF flag off Lagos Photo Festival 2013

FROM October 18 to November 7 2013, art enthusiasts especially lovers of photography will be thrilled in a spectacular way as activities for the 2013 Lagos Photo Festival, the first international art festival of photography in Nigeria kicks off. This was disclosed by the organisers AAF and major sponsors, Etisalat and Eko Hotels and Suites while announcing the start of this year’s activities in Lagos last week . The activities include, the official Launch of LagosPhoto Festival 2013, the 2013 edition of Etisalat Photography Competition and the official launch of the LagosPhoto Mobile App.