The publisher of The Guardian, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru, will headline the 2018 My Kind of Music section of this year’s Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Festival of Arts, which holds tomorrow.
DELSU conference interrogates role of humanity in national development
The Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka, is hosting an international conference that has as theme ‘Rethinking the Humanities and Development in Africa.’
Lagos plans incubation centre for start-ups, artisans
The Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Pharm. (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has said the Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration will establish incubation centres for start-ups and artisans across the state before the end of the administration next year.
Ebenezer Obey in Steps of a Commander
One of the attributes of genuine musicianship is the ability to attract reissues decades after initial record releases – as a result of authenticity and popular appeal.
Yinka Davies, Wale Rubber, Ben Ogbeiwi star in The Anthem
Nigeria’s national anthem has continued to inspire patriotism since its adoption in 1978. The two-stanza song will get a gripping theatrical makeover in a new stage play, The Anthem.
Indian community pledges support for Nigerian culture, development
The Indian Cultural Association is umbrella body of all Indians in Nigeria. It has been in existence for over five decades and has focused activities on provision of charitable succor in areas of community development and health interventions to needy Nigerian communities and Nigerians. The association equally provides a veritable platform not only to sustain…
A tale of two Kalakuta queens
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti - Africa's most prominent political dissident and musician - upset Presidents, challenged Nigeria’s armed forces, was arrested and jailed 200 times, created a music genre celebrated till today but no one talks about how he could not have done these without the 27 women (and more) who were his wives, girlfriends, disc jockeys,…
From newsroom to music studio, Ajiye tells his story
Campbell O. Ajiye just keeps blazing the trail. Having captured on lens, events of high reckoning, both at home and abroad, such as, Agbani Darego, J.J. Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, NBA star Emeka Okafor, Usher Raymond, Wyclef Jean and others, his creative oeuvre has stretched to fashion. Campbell’s quest for success has, in fact, made him…
‘It is important to tell our own stories to the world at large’
Hadiza Isma el-Rufai is the wife of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai. She is an architect and creative writer, golfer, wife and mother. She is also the co-ordinator of the Yasmin el-Rufai Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organisation, which she set up in memory of her late daughter. She spoke to Arts and Culture…
For Sotimirin, It’s wedlock of song, Drama
Tunji Sotimirin is a multitalented actor. Known to be among the pioneers of Nigerian modern solo performance, the University of Lagos lecturer is no doubt making waves with his Konkere music and children story-telling programme on television. In this chat with OMIKO AWA, he spoke on theatre practice in Nigeria and other sundry issues affecting…
Pushing Boundaries through Taylor’s lens
Walking into Segun Taylor’s show without any information about the event is sure to create suspense, which perhaps, is not what the photographer intended. Titled, Pushing the Boundaries, the show, which held at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, will need a visitor to see as many as 10 or even more pieces before realising that…
Despite challenges, students expand Nigerian literary narrative
Students-led literary effusions on campuses have always bolstered the Nigerian literature. Since the era when John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo edited the journal, The Horn, as a student at the University of Ibadan, in the late 50s, there has not been short supply of works birthed on campuses by students who would then go on to become…