Art Dubai 2015… How Artistic Expression Drives Economy
Sheikha Manal Little Artist Workshop was another talent sub-event of Art Dubai. Organized under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. the programme was described as “artist-conceived projects for children, a partnership between Art Dubai and The Cultural Office, returns for the third year at Art Dubai.
Thespian Theatre Presents The Wizard Of Law This Weekend
Jaiyesimi also talked briefly about other upcoming theatre presentation of the group. She said during the Easter, Midnight Hotel by Professor Femi Osofisan would be presented in Lagos and The gods are not to blame in the United Kingdom.
Etisalat Prize for Literature: Again, Nigeria’s young writers miss laurel
For the second year in a row since the telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria, instituted the pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature, Nigeria’s young fiction writers have been missing the big prize. They only came second and third, while their colleagues from East and South Africa have held the aces as South Africa’s Songeziwe Mahlangu, author of Penumbra smiled away, on Sunday night, with the 15,000 pound sterling prize money for the 2014 edition.
QDanceCenter debuts Dancing Cities in Lagos
IN a bid to use dance as a tool for talent and community development, The QDance Centre, which is an initiative registered under the Creative Culture Support Foundation, presents Dancing Cities, a unique dance concert / dance competition that holds within the communities every trimester, moving from one neighborhood to the other. It is to be a confluence of various dance forms, whether it is hip-hop or ballet, ballroom or Afrobeat, contemporary or traditional dance styles.
National Chronicle honours Mrs. Jonathan
The National Chronicle, a newspaper of national interest, has named Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan has its African woman of the Year and Blessing Okagbare as African sports Woman of the year 2014.
Bintu… campaigning against rape through movie
The film, Bintu, was last week premiered in Lagos at a colourful event that had friends, colleagues and mentor of the producer in attendance. Packaged by Karfy Communication Concepts Limited, the film is about a young lady who got raped by a very closed friend at a time she was trying to see that her sick mother gets off the sick bed. So the story is about layers of crises that lust, rape and other related vices often caused.
Another literary prize honour for Gimba
The Delta Book Club, a subsidiary of the Enugu-based Delta Publications (Nigeria) Limited and conveners of the annual Coal City Book Convention has resolved to immortalize the company’s celebrated and widely-revered author, Alhaji Abubakar Gimba, who died recently, with The Abubakar Gimba Literary Award. It will be recalled that Delta Publications (Nigeria) Limited published Gimba’s…
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.
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).