Nigerian filmmakers, TV producers and music labels are now entitled to apply for Pioneer Status Incentives from the Nigerian government. Motion picture, video and television programme production, distribution, exhibition...
Onobrakpeya: I feel greatly pleased to be honoured at home
Previously named ‘Living Human Treasure’ by UNESCO, Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya recently received an honourary doctorate degree from Delta State University, Abraka, for his work...
Ogbowei@62… I sing of tales of betrayal, savagery and love
Notable Niger Delta poet and teacher, GILBERT ‘EBINYO OGBOWEI, turned 62 last Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Ogbowei attended University of Lagos for his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and University of Port Harcourt for his post-graduate studies.
Ndibe: Nigeria can produce another Nobel laureate
For me, the success of the African writing is particularly remarkable, given the dysfunction of our system. The fact that we have many novels coming out of Nigeria is almost a miracle.
Josy Ajiboye: Master cartoonist lives his dream in retirement
The name JOSY AJIBOYE brings memories of humorous, educative and entertaining cartoons to mind. Ajiboye’s works spoke volumes to the teaming audience that followed him over 29 years of his sojourn at the Daily Times.
Nwelue: Literary rebel on a mission to colonise America
Clutching a bottle of chilled Gulder beer, Onyeka Nwelue sat with some friends sharing jokes and banter when this reporter arrived Gbogobiri Home. The original plan was to hook up with the writer somewhere in Surulere for a chat, but events of the day brought us to Ikoyi.
Ejike: How we took Nollywood to global arena
I started writing short stories for Drum magazine at 13, sharing the same page with Ben Okri. I also wrote for Daily Star under the managing editorship of Cyprian Ekwensi and, with the evolution of radio, I dramatised my stories into radio drama and eventually TV drama, with actors participating.
KABAFEST 2017… Taking book festival train to Kaduna
The inaugural edition of Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST 2017) will hold from July 5 through 8, 2017, at Gusau Institute, Kaduna State. In line with Kaduna State Government’s restoration programme and commitment to the promotion of literacy...
Meet the lady interpreter of medieval Chaucer to English folks
My love of Chaucer came not from the tears of ‘A’ levels, it came because I had to do something. Iceland has 22 hours of darkness in the winter and in the summer it’s the opposite, 24 hours of sunlight.
With Fasuyi at 82… NGA flags off National documentation of artists
Perhaps, oeuvre, retrospective and documentary are the appropriate words to describe the wall display of paintings at the exhibition organised to celebrate the 82nd birthday anniversary of one of Nigeria’s second generation modernists...