It was organised by the Eko Tag team in partnership with Fist City Monument Bank (FCMB) to engage, appreciate and reward the art community in a live art competition.
How writing in indigenous languages became talking point at Book Party
Reacting to the query, Jumoke Verissimo (The Birth of Illusion) observed that most modern day writers’ grasp of their mother tongue is at best average, noting that many do not have the commanding grasp of their indigenous languages to write adequately in it.
Alkali and Abouleila… Beaming searchlight on Muslim women’s writings
Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST 2017), held early in the month, thrown up many interesting topics, particularly its focus on issues that are peculiar to Muslim women living and working in Northern Nigeria
Atona Owe Yoruba to the rescue of Yoruba language
To rekindle interest in learning Yoruba language with its rich proverbs and save it from extinction, Alhaji Nureni Asamu Raimi has launched Atona Owe Yoruba to provide young people a guide to better mastery of the language.
Nkoli Ka...Celebrating 50 years of Nsukka art
Rolling out the drums to celebrate 50 years of Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, transcends the four walls of a school of art.
The playwright Wole Soyinka unveiled a new book on Daniel Fagunwa in Ibadan last Friday with a light hearted titbit about the stubbornness of facts and the allure of fantasy, a reference to the many stories around the demise of pioneer Nigerian/Yoruba novelist and man of letters.
Second Queen Moremi Pageant to hold in October
The second edition of Queen Moremi Pageant would be held in October. The first edition, which was held last year, had Miss Blessing Animasahun as winner.Now however, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II...
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.