Third cinema and national transformation
When it comes to revolution and the arts, there has been no other in Nigeria like Fela Kuti. His persona and music addressed the state of the nation making powerful people uncomfortable – leading to threats, raids, arrests and even the death of his mother at the hands of the men sent by the state.…
Afejuku lectures on JP Clark's America, Their America at Harvard
Eminent scholar-poet and University of Benin (UIBEN) don, Professor Tony Afejuku, has delivered a lecture at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on America, Their America, a 1964 American charming travel narrative by a foremost Nigerian and African poet, playwright and dramatist, the very distinguished Professor John P. Clark. The occasion was the 42nd international gathering…
Prof JP Clark's international conference begins in Lagos
The first Prof. John Pepper Clark International Conference will hold from today, July 11, through 14, 2018 at University of Lagos, Nigeria. It has as theme ‘Connecting the Local and Global Across Literary Genres.’
WSICE returns in Pursuit Of Truth
When talking about the yearly Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Project, WSICE, perhaps, it makes sense to remember the first edition in 2010. The image of 76 actors...
Winner of Art X prize with access emerges
Art X Lagos, in conjunction with Access Bank, has named Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola as the winner of the 2018 edition of the ‘ART X Prize with Access’, instituted to recognise and support the best of emerging Nigerian visual art talent.
African Music Festival and Cultural Expo holds in Lagos
All is set for the hosting of the African Music Festival and Cultural Expo ‘AMFEST Expo, Lagos 2018’. This yearly event is a networking platform catering to the culture, arts and entertainment ecosystems on the African continent.
Go-Slow Di: The voice and memory of an age
When Adaighofua Omofue Salami was to be born, he made a remarkable choice at urhoro (the threshold of life) where he picked the gourd of songs and drank it dry. For the nine months that the journey from erivwin (abode of the dead and unborn) to akpo (life) took, Uhangwha....
Migration as key to boosting Africa’s economic growth, structural transformation
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issues the Economic Development in Africa Report (EDAR) yearly. Published by the United Nations (UN), this year theme is, Migration for Structural Transformation.
Uyo: An Identity Revealed in print
The Book, Uyo: An Identity Revealed authored by Maurice Matthew Obot, Otoabasi Akpan Umana and Uwem Jonah Akpan, aims at unveiling the identity of Uyo village...
Hunt for Fashola Foundation photography talent begins
After the successful hosting of itsmaiden edition, the Fashola Photographic Foundation has opened a call for entries in search of the next top talent in photography. Last year, the duo of Vivian Nwobi and Kehinde Yusuf were winners and they underwent a month-long training course at the New York Film Academy. Founded in honour of…