“So, it is incumbent on all of us at NANTAP, on all performing artists, patrons, sympathisers and empathisers to rescue the theatre from down-under, from the cold, gripping and strangulating hands of the messengers of death.”
Language dynamism, stylistics influence and the progression of meaning
Despite the changes in uses of languages, particularly what English has undergone in the last few hundred years, meaning in the context of discussion still remains key to communication.
Eghosa Imasuen, Anwuli Ojogwu birth a narrative dream
The objective is “to be standard bearers that produce superior content and products, bridge the knowledge-to-action gaps on the bookmaking process, and provide continuous...
Confronting the demons of archiving history in Nigeria
It is a shame that history has since been dropped from our schools curriculums. Many of our heads of state, presidents, governors, senators, and House of Representative members, even states and local governments people appear so ashamed of their past and how they got to the top.
55 cheers to pioneers of UNILAG’S Department of English
The Department of English, University of Lagos, recently celebrated one of its former Heads of Department, foremost poet and playwright, Prof. John Pepper Clark, at a lecture organised in his honour and to mark the department’s 55th anniversary.
iREP Docu-Film Fest 2017… archiving Africa’s past and present for the future
Freedom Park, Lagos, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 came alive with captains of showbiz personalities, members of the academia and Nollywood top shot, who gathered for the cocktail reception of the yearly iREP International Documentary Film Festival.
At the time of his death in 1997, the photographer Hakeem Shitta had, in his library, over 6,000 images of Nigerian poets, actors, dramatists, visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, essayists...
With new Museum, Ambode set Lagos on tourism destination path
It was a gathering of ‘who is who’ in the Nigerian arts and culture sector recently, as the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, unveiled plans to transform some iconic spaces and buildings around the Onikan axis, with the hope of making Lagos a major tourism hub.
Lagos Theatre Festival 2017… a harvest of ideas, performances
British Council Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) 2017, has again been loud in Lagos, Nigeria, in the past six days, as the largest gathering of performance arts and seminal discourses about theatre.
The critic Chika Okeke -Agulu has been studying the drawings of Obiora Udechukwu over two decades and has been working on a book for the past two years.