A new weekly family magazine TV show, ONGAcious, aimed at promoting Nigeria’s culture, tourism and healthy living, has started showing on selected television channels across the country. ONGAcious is sponsored by Onga, one of the brands of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, Loya Milk, Top Tea and others. The educative programme…
With vision of last quarter, 50 years of Osogbo art glows in Lagos
When Osogbo school emerged in the early 1960s, two crucial landmarks in Nigerian art lexicon were recorded: the potency of native content in creative expressions and a coincidence on the eve of the country’s transition from modern to contemporary art. In celebrating 50 years of Osogbo phenomenon, the event would highlight a group of artists,…
Conference on Ojaide’s life, literature and the environment holds in may
One of Africa’s most prolific scholar-poets, Prof. Tanure Ojaide, turns 70 in April. For nearly five decades, his literature, especially poetry, has been an integral part of the making of the literary map of the land and people of the Niger Delta. This conference, the third of the international meetings organised around the literature of…
Ige Babatope taking BC Entertainment to the next level
Ige Babatobi popularly known as BrainChild is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with interests in the entertainment industry-Music, Movies, and Events, under the umbrella BC Entertainment which houses BC Records, BC Movies and BC Events. Born into the prominent Ige family in Osun state, he spent most of his childhood in Jos, Plateau state, and proceeded…
World Intellectual Property Day… Excitement as foundation honours creative women in Warri
As the global creative community looks set to celebrate this year’s World Intellectual Property Day 2018 on April 26, activities are at fever pitch at the offices of Friends of the Creator (Artistic) Foundation (FCF), Oleh, Delta State.
Tosin Igho’s The Eve, currently screening at the Cinemas in Lagos, is a prime example of what critics say about the Neo Nollywood. It’s a far prettier picture than the average, pioneering Nollywood movie.
Uzokwu, Nnaebue team up for political satire, Dr. Mekam
Producer of 33 Hours, Code Grey, Golden Fleece, Dear Diary, and Unblissful, Oby Olebara Uzokwu (Obylicious Empire), has once again teamed up with movie director, Ike Nnaebue (Treasurewells Academy), to release a comedy flick, Dr. Mekam. It is slated for the cinema from March 16.
MFM Mountain top mega concert: a gospel music revolution
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Lala’s NAKED is Terrifyingly Honest Kemi “Lala” Akindoju’s part tearjerker, part comic, mostly introspective and generally uproarious one man piece, NAKED, is the sort of biographical sketch sorely needed for an understanding of what shapes culture production in Nigeria today. In 90 minutes of talking about herself, the 31 year old stage and movie actor…
African artists, diversity and new contemporary statements headline Art Dubai 2018
As art fairs are growing across the world and becoming the 21st Century’s new opium in culture economy, artists of African descents seem to be keeping pace as well. They are increasingly taking the opportunity of the level-playing field that art fairs bring around the world. At one of the most global of such art…
Company commended for supporting Oke Ibadan Festival
Aboke of Ibadan land, Chief Ifasola Ifamapowa, has lauded EuroGlobal Foods and Distilleries Ltd, maker of Sabrina, for its generous donation and support at the recent Oke Ibadan Festival. Ifamapowa made the commendation during a visit by representatives of the company to his Beere residence in the spirit of the festival.
Teecoks writing contest gets winners
It was a joyful day at the Agege Township Stadium as Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative awarded winners of the 2017 Teecoks Writing Competition with prizes. It is a writing competition organised by the NGO for secondary school students in Lagos State.