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.
Badamasi… Mirroring the IBB years on screen
Though a household name in the United Kingdom, having worked in the TV/cinema industry, filmmaker Obi Emelonye made noticeable impact in Nigeria, when he released his 2011 movie, The Mirror Boy that features the likes of Genevieve Nnaji ....
Akande kicks off conversation on her novel what it takes
To further encourage reading and creative writing among students, the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, yesterday featured Dr. Lola Akande, who read from her latest work....