The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) recently opened a new art gallery in Kaduna, Kaduna State. Situated within the premises of the commission, the new gallery is segmented into MANY areas, each holding a history that is preserved and secured for posterity.
With lion and the jewel, TK delivers a talking point for his 70th birthday
Three months from now, Tunde Kelani will be 70 years old. As he releases his latest movie, Sidi Ilujinle, in cinemas from December, the country’s most important filmmaker is inadvertently providing the material for the talking buzz around that landmark birthday.
A narrative on Philistine leadership
Curtains fell, last Saturday, on 19th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017. But the memory of the one-week culture and arts festival will continue to linger.
At oral literature conference, experts chart nuanced narrative for Nigerian films
“Film is a very strong medium to export culture, influence people and create change. We can equally use it to export our culture because art works aim at imposing an order, influencing people and calling for change.”
In Makurdi, writers in search for Nigeria’s ‘new tribe’ to defeat ignorance, fanaticisms
The Nigerian proverb that says, ‘what elders see sitting down eludes young people, who stand on top of rooftops’ is apt of a country tottering and possibly on the brink of being a failed state.
Donna Ogunnaike’s Strelitzia is one of the 15 plays from around the world, at the Hong Kong Theatre Festival, which opens Friday November 3, 2017.
OutSPOKEN … Reflecting on Nigerians’ ‘Living on the Edge’
Given the current economic hardship and directionless politics, a group of artists under the aegis of OutSPOKEN, an initiative of Revolving Art Incubator...
Passage of Yoruba Language Bill: NCAC boss commends Lagos House of Assembly
The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has commended the Lagos State House of Assembly for passing a bill that makes Yoruba language compulsory in Lagos State schools.
Hodonu shows Menu Weh at National Museum
Menu Weh’, the third solo exhibition of painter and sculptor, Nathaniel Hodonu, will open at National Museum, Onikan, Lagos on November 11.
A glimpse through early years of highfliers with my kind of music
“The first song I fell in love with was King Sunny Ade’s ‘Syncro Syncro,’ that was when I was about eight. I used to love dancing; I still do. I guess that is why I do musicals; I use to do that to control my muscle.”
Highlighting challenges of Pan-Africanism at felabration 2017
Felabration, the yearly public lecture held in honour of music maestro and political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, took place last week. It had as theme ‘40 Years After Festac, 20 Years After Fela… Wither The Pan-African Dream?’ The keynote speaker was Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenyan School of Law, Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno…