The importance of culture and creativity to urban regeneration is a policy development that is gaining currency in the world over. Some governments are even providing an altogether...
Bank lifts creative industry with anniversary show
In commemoration of its five years of doing business in Nigeria, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Nigeria, a subsidiary of South Africa’s FirstRand Bank Limited, recently held an art show.
Tourism corporation endorses Abuja Literary Festival
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has endorsed the Abuja Literary Festival, an initiative of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF), slated for June 28-30, 2018 in the nation’s capital.
Bode Blaq silently claiming homefront in alternative music
We are in a climate where infinite musical choices are a click away. BodeBlaq is finally becoming the life of alternative genre with his music and here is a list of his favourite songs that are essential to the status he currently holds. There’s none like Bode Blaq, and it is no exaggeration to list…
Hi-Impact TV launches, focuses on educational programming
Known for its trail-blazing innovations in children’s entertainment, Hi-Impact TV station started operations last Friday, June1, 2018, with particular focus on enhancing better understanding of school subjects among Nigerian secondary students.
Paul Efe Azino and Titilope Sonuga
Two phenomenal spoken word artists, Paul Efe Azino and Titilope Sonuga have floated an arts, culture and creative agency called Creative Africa. The duo recently graced screens with their amazing spoken word poetry for Heritage Bank’s campaigns, which the agency scripted and produced.
Nigerian animators confront challenges of funding in a depressed economy
Over the years, the Nigerian animation industry has been clamouring for support from benevolent individuals, corporate bodies and the government. But such pleas have always received little of no attention as most people see animation as a waste of time and resources.
Ajibowo launches Christians, Arise! urges Unity
Inspired by the need to address the division among Christians, Managing Director and Publisher of Learning Spring Publishers, Olurotimi Ajibowo, recently launched a book in Lagos titled Christians, Arise! It has as sub-theme ‘A Wake-up Call to Our Role and Purposes as Christians and God’s Church.’ In attendance were church leaders, organisations, students and theologians…
Art X Lagos announces prize for emerging artists
Established to recognise and support the best of emerging Nigerian visual art talents, Art X Lagos has announced its 2018 edition. The star attraction this year will be its ‘Art X Prize with Access,’ which is in conjunction with title sponsor, Access Bank Plc. Art X Lagos is West Africa’s foremost international art fair. With the sole…
Asibelua Foundation donates ‘Collecting Art’ to schools
Art appreciation is incomplete without the knowledge of what to collect. And to spread that knowledge, a not-for-profit organisation, Nero Asibelua Foundation has donated copies of ‘Collecting Art: A Handbook’ to some tertiary institutions across the country where fine and applied arts are taught. In partnership with Quintessence Gallery, the ceremony tagged, ‘Books For Knowledge’,…
Women creatively upping ante in marketing communication, says Adefila
As the importance of communication cannot be overemphasised in a human society, so also is marketing communication a strategic function that every organisation has to deal with in order to sustain long-term relationship with its customers. With its major objectives, which includes gaining market share and sustaining demand evolving continuously, through the use of various communication…
‘Artists generate alternative visions, aspirations to steer country towards progress’
Tuesday, June 29, 2018 was a memorable day that sparkled with encomiums, as renowned literary giant and multiple award-winner, Prof. Niyi Osundare, was celebrated for his immeasurable contributions to the development of Nigerian literary industry at Niyi Osundare’s International Poetry Festival (NOIPFEST) 2018 The two-day festival, which made its debut in 2015, aims at celebrating…