Daba… I will never do anything apart from acting
Before the advent of pay TV, when NTA was the ultimate station that aired family-oriented dramas, where parents didn’t have to monitor what their wads watched, Sadik Daba was already a star in one of the most popular weekly educational and entertainment series, Cock Crow at Dawn..
The agony of setting up a hall of fame
The first induction, held in 2006, had inductees like Brenda Shehu, Laraban Nuhu, late Baba Gana, the emir actor (Magana Garichi), actor and former NTA star, Sadiq Daba, famous actor Kazeem Yaro of the Cock Crow at Dawn TV series....
James Ene Henshaw… A legend remembered 10 years on
Born on August 29, 1924 in Calabar, Nigeria, he attended the National University of Ireland (1943-49) and University of Wales Postgraduate School, Cardiff, United Kingdom, where he qualified a chest physician.
Abiola Irele: A tribute to the master - Part 2
The hard reality is that Irele’s dilemma was not a personal one, but a feature of a national, and continental travail. As it turned out, his contribution at that symposium was coincident with Biodun Jeyifo’s discussion of de-territorialization...
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...
Anyaegbuna wins U.K. writing scholarship
The 2012 Commonwealth short story winner, African region, Jekwu Anyaegbuna, has been awarded a scholarship to study Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom.
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.
Ogidi Yam Festival as catalyst for development
The Ologidi of Ogidi, Oba Rabiu Oladimeji Sule and his subjects were fully prepared for the big feast. His main objective was to galvanise the people to promote socio-economic development in the community, especially education.