Literary prizes and their overweening impact on Nigerian writers
Last Thursday, July 26, 2018, the longlist for the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature was announced. The Prize is Africa’s most prestigious literary award sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited.
Shoneyin, Bantu, others attend Culture at Café One series
Lovers of fine art and African culture are in for good times, as the recently launched Café One, a fusion of gourmet coffee, workspace and events destination announced a series of arts and lifestyle events tagged, ‘Culture at Café One’. The weekly event holds on Sundays. The debut event was headlined by multi-talented alto vocalist,…
Ariya unlimited as KSA serenades stakeholders Ikeja, Abuja Sheraton hotels
Dealers and Enterprise customers in the South West were the first to taste the goodies of the Globacom appreciation party at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja. On hand to welcome the guests were two iconic comedians, the Bishop of Osusu Ministry, Gordons and Seyi Law supported by a one-man band, Aka Melody, who put guests in…
Kongi and his 1,084 children
It was fun and excitement last weekend in the forest of Ijegba in Ibara Housing Estate, Kenta, Idiaba, Abeokuta, as over 1,084 children from across the country encountered venerable writer and Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Professor Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka (Kongi).
Online coach, Obi trains women on finding their gold
To create avenue for women to earn more and leverage on their talents for gain, Nigeria’s queen of online courses, Stephanie Obi, at a workshop recently, inspired others to venture into creating online courses.More than 100 women entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered for the training at the event tagged...
How upcoming theatre directors, troupes revamp performance spectatorship
The economic meltdown in world over, no doubts have led to a scale down of budgets for leisure and entertainment, especially in Nigeria, where they are considered as luxury items. While the Nigerian movie and music scenes are this time around ascending to greater heights, with big artistes attracting foreign collaborations.....
Prodi-G concepts inaugurates cinema to promote, document Edo history
Prodi-G Concepts, an independent television production company, has inaugurated the Edo Cinema Project in Benin City with the screening of four short films by Edo filmmakers at the Nosona Studios Art Gallery.
From Abeokuta to Ibadan: Wole Soyinka’s years of ‘dislocated’ formation - Part 2
Wole may not have been there when the activities of “Beere”and her devoted and sufficiently incensed followers took their gargantuan social project to an successful apogee in 1947, forcing the promulgation of the insensitive tax policy, a radical adjustment of the colonial government’s operational machinery in Egbaland, and the eventual abdication of the revered Alake…
CORA/Arterial Nigeria launches ESP to boost creative industry capacities
CORA/ARTERIAL Network Nigeria, at its 2017/2018 General Assembly held on Saturday 7 July 2018, launched the Enterprise Support Programme (ESP), an initiative developed in partnership with a leading full service commercial law firm, Ajumogobia & Okeke, for professional legal advisory services to Nigerian creative industry entrepreneurs. The event brought together members of Arterial Network in…
From Abeokuta to Ibadan: Wole Soyinka’s years of ‘dislocated’ formation
Wole inevitably left home in 1944, at the age of ten, to attend the illustrious Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta, and of course, to commence an extraordinary transition from childhood.