There were also Nollywood stars who added glamour to the event and delighted the audience further. Those who came were Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Odunlade Adekola. Glo ambassador, Omawumi Megbele, also graced the event.
Of Abiola Irele and Mustapha Zuglool: An evaluative engagement with two literary traditions
Nigeria currently mourns two literary giants of different traditions. One of them is Abiola Irele, renowned Professor of French and African Literature and the other, Shaykh Mustapha Zuglool...
From Onaism to GownTown: Okediji’s African-structured ‘university’ for development
Across all facets of endeavours come the imperative to induce advancement through creativity, especially those on indigenous knowledge systems. The synergy between art and development seems set to be projected by a Diaspora artist, Prof. Moyo Okediji.
Escape makes entry into magazine market
An entertainment, fashion and lifestyle magazine, Escape, has been launched in Lagos. The magazine is Africa’s first dual bi-monthly magazine. Escape Magazine is a global print celebrating African fashion, beauty and lifestyle in the modern age...
Arthouse Gets Better With Its Residency With exhibitions, studio visits and even workshops involving artists currently in residence, Arthouse Foundation has gotten a lot better in maximising the value of its residency. The charity arm of the auction house Arthouse Contemporary, is doing far more with and for Kadara Enyeasi and Thierry Oussu, its current…
Eddie Ugboma set to launch Movie/Music Hall Of Fame
Preparations have reached high gear for veteran filmmaker, Chief Eddie Ugboma, to launch his Movie/Music Halls of Fame.The launch/induction ceremony expected to hold in August at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, will see grand patron, patrons, fellows and members inducted.
Revisiting the politics of literary criticism as Nzekwu goes home
It was Mr. Chike Ofili, a poet, who stirred the hornet’s nest two Fridays ago at the evening of tributes held for late Chief Onuorah Nzekwu in Lagos. Offili had lamented the neglect the writer suffered even when his peers like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and J.P. Clark enjoyed robust critical attention, to the effect…
NTA Benin versus Hotel De Jordan : Endless intrigues
I don’t really know what hurdles Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is facing that it cannot rebrand and make itself more popular amongst its viewers, with a programme that set it apart in the past.
Remembering Osita Ike at University Press’ Authors’ Forum
Osita Ike was fondly remembered last week in Ibadan and eulogised just as his father was also consoled at a gathering of writers that included Emeritus Professors Ayo Banjo and Ayo Bamgbose, Profs. Niyi Osundare and Femi Osofisan among others.
Hausa-Igbo… Nzekwu’s vision of a binding North-South Nigerian Union
What is most fascinating about Nzekwu’s works is the way every new work peaks beyond the one before it in mature treatment of theme and technique, sweetened by a sumptuous narrative tone and telling.
AMAA 2017…National Theatre misses opportunity to host Africa
If there’s any structure in Lagos that distinctly portrays the city as a centre for arts and culture in Nigeria, it’s the iconic National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.