How theatre-makers’ conservatism hurt the business of the craft
Kenneth and Brenda Uphopho are two cultural producers, who are working a quiet magic on the theatre turf. The Lagos Theatre Festival, which they produce, comes up on Friday...
Bewaji’s Wedding Blues hits the stage at Freedom Park
After a successful staging of Story of My Vagina, broadcaster, writer and feminist, Joy Isi Bewaji’s new, award-winning play, Wedding Blues, is set to hit the stage at Freedom Park, Lagos...
‘I wanted a platform that can be part of the ‘Online Revolution’ in Nigeria’
I wanted a platform that can be part of the “online revolution” in Nigeria. We have blogs making a lot of impact. There’s Twitter, which is credited to have played a big role in gathering millenials to vote for Buhari.
‘In Europe, there is a horrible misconception of the African world’
The first Literary Crossroads in 2017 featured Indra Wussow, who is the editor of aE AfrikAWunderhornaE and a series of African fictions published in German publishing house, Wunderhornae.
You have to be like a child when you are writing for children, says Ezeigbo
Akachi Ezeigbo is a professor of English. Currently at Federal University, Ndife-Alike Ekwo, Ebonyi State, Ezeigbo is novelist, poet, gender expert and award-winning writer of children’s literature. In this encounter at the convention...
Oladimeji… Foretelling the future from the past
That Africa is the cradle of civilization is not in doubt, given many archeological finds and evidence to show. Egypt stands out as a veritable take off point, with its amazing pyramids, mythic tombs of Pharaohs....
Government’s failure to challenge universities, industries on research ethos bane of Nigeria’s development, Says Darah
We want to devote this year in helping to do advocacy work. We will look for an entry point. If we just say that we want to promote culture, they will say ‘ah, GG, you have started again; are you not tired?’ So, we are using...
It is an exhilarating experience to be recognised by your own country, says Tanure Ojaide
Prof. Tanure Ojaide is an expert on African oral literature, whose poetry taps from his native Urhobo udje oral traditions. He has also written extensively on issues in the troubled Niger Delta region.