Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency.
With Future World, Niger Delta’s challenges receive global attention
Challenges of environmental degradation, as a result of oil exploration in the Nigeria Delta, continue to receive attention from creatives in the region, who are its unabashed activists...
Nollywood is an expression of grassroots, popular culture, a true revolution
Jonathan Haynes had firsthand experience with Nigerian film industry at its early days and fell in love with it immediately. He has gone on to write a great book on the industry, The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres.
Cassava Republic releases Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi, The Hundred Wells of Salaga
New generation publishing house, Cassava Republic Press, continues to inspire and energise the Nigerian literary landscape. In the last three months, it has released three new exciting titles.
Afrobeats Takes Centre Stage At Midem 2018
Afrobeats, a genre of music created by the late music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was a major talking point at this year’s Midem, the leading international event for the music ecosystem.
Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault
US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Miss Nigeria, Yomi Gold celebrate children, hosts SPAR Kids Fun Fiesta
Children and teens from different backgrounds had a fun-filled day on May 29 at all the 12 branches of SPAR Nigeria, across the country. Generously treated to activities, including games, freebies, mascots, bouncing castles and face paints, among others, the hypermarket outfit celebrated this year’s Children’s Day, as well as SPAR Kids Fun Fiesta.
Little improvement in craft, but meaningful endorsements define Nollywood, says Chukwurah
It is the new activism role star actor, Clarion Chukwurah Byod, has assigned to herself beyond the life of stardom. It is the activism role she plays with her foundation that earned her a UN ambassadorial accolade, which she wears with pride and through which she campaigns for better quality of life for black Africans all over the world.
Firm rewards winners of Sumether-plus theme song
In order to boost creativity and encourage young people to develop their talents, Superior Pharmaceuticals Limited, makers of Sumether-plus malaria drug, recently rewarded three young Nigerians with cash prizes as finalists in an anti-malaria theme song contest for the product.
The legacy of a long shelf life
This June, the Brian DaPalma directed Scarface(1983), written by Oliver Stone, starring Al Pacino, in arguably his most iconic role, post Godfather, celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Prince Charles Cinema in London marked this on the 7th of June by screening the film.
This Is Nigeria - How Falz truly became the BAHD guy
Falz’s ‘BAHD’ guy moniker has strong negative connotations, but according to the rapper, it’s actually an acronym for “Brilliant And Highly Distinct” - and in the past couple of days, we’ve witnessed the fulfillment of this double-prophecy. Yesterday marked the 2nd week anniversary of Falz’ “This Is Nigeria”. The provocative video has received rave reviews…