Values That Can Stimulate National Growth
THE book, Nigeria’s Odyssey: Visions, Illusions and Delusions or Transformations, written by Dele Owolowo highlights some of the ills that have continued to stunt Nigeria’s growth and development. Published in 2013 by Vintage Press Limited, Lagos, it has ten chapters, and four appendices. It serves a warning that without a functioning social economy and a relevant leadership profile, it will be impossible for Nigeria to present a credible image of achievement for the world.
Okparanta’s Happiness, Like Water... Distilling Echoes Of Homeland
HAPPINESS, Like Water, is an original and evocative book written by Chinelo Okparanta, one of Nigeria’s few women creative writers.
In Death, Theatre Community Celebrate The Daodu Of Nigerian Theatre, Prof. Dapo Adelugba
WHEN, in February 2009, former students, mentees, associates and admirers of the late Professor Dapo Adelugba met at the Post Graduate room of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, to discuss the celebration of the 70th birthday of the erudite scholar, little did they know that they were starting a movement, which has become a standard in the country’s theatre history.
The Future Of Sculpture, Installation Space, According To Burundian Artist, Nitegeka
From the communication essence of sculpture, a Burundi-born artist, Serge Alain Nitegeka takes the functionality to viewer’s participatory realm with his choice of site-specific medium. Nitegeka’s work, currently showing in a group art exhibition at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), U.S is monitored via email chat with the artist.
Winner Of 2014 Etisalat Prize For Literature Emerges Tonight
THE stage is now set for the crowning of the winner of the second edition of Etisalat Prize for African Literature holding tonight at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from 6p.m. Three writers – one Nigerian and two South Africans – are in the race for the top prize worth 15,000 British Pounds Sterling for their first published prose fiction works. They are Chinelo Okparanta (Happiness, Like Water – Granta Publication); Songeziwe Mahlangu (Pen Umbra – published by Kwela Books, imprint of NB Publishers); and Nadia Davids (An Imperfect Blessing – Random House Struik-Umuzi).
African Artists Get More Space At 2015 Venice Biennale
After the widely applauded success of debutant, Angola Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, Africa is going to the 2015 edition with an unprecedented number of artists. Coincidentally, the increase in number of African artists, home and from the Diaspora going to the 56th Venice Biennale is coming in the year a Germany-based Nigerian, Okwui Enwezor is the Artistic Director of the Visual Arts Section of the event, a global bi-annual gathering of arts and architecture professionals.
When Soyinka’s Wards Set Foot On ‘Sambisa’ Forest
The yearly Vision of the Child (VOTC) art contest, an aspect of Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF 2015), set an impossible task for itself when it announced last November that the theme for the 2015 edition would be ‘The Road to Sambisa’, where the dreaded enclave of Islamic insurgents in Nigeria’s North-East took the abducted over 200 Chibok schoolgirls whose whereabouts are still unknown 11 months after
FG Rescinds Plan To Eject Agencies Around National Theatre
The Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, who is also the Supervising Minister of Information, last week in Lagos said that the ongoing plan to redevelop the National Theatre and its surrounding fallow lands will not claim some of the tenants housed within the national theatre complex.
In Ondo, echoes of Idanre Ana keep pulsating
AS part of its total tourism experience bouqet, Ondo Tourism has added to its rich portfolio, a re-enactment of Idanre Ana (Idanre of yesterday), a play back of the 17th – 18th century way of life of the people of Idanre.
Nollywood goes to Durban for shared creative success with South Africa
While Nigeria boasts of an industry that is reputed as the third largest movie producing country in the world, South Africa has a growing film and an established television industry that has produced contents that have been widely applauded.