Rumbling in the house of arts
AT early hours of last Saturday, roaring sound of bulldozers invaded and shattered the peace of the sprawling compound in Iganmu, which in recent years, has served as a community for some 100-plus members of the Nigerian Creative industry.
Bold expressions from Young Contemporaries
Dipo Doherty, Logor, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, Eloghosa Osunde and Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu come into the New Year on a path towards adding freshness to the Lagos art scene.
Nigeria’s Bukar Usman To Deliver Colloquium Keynote In Niamey
PUBLIC intellectual, folklorist and author, Dr. Bukar Usman will deliver the keynote address at an international colloquium that has as topic ‘Cultural Diversity and National Identity: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st century’ at the Universite Abdou Moumouni De Niame, in Niger Republic. The colloquium will hold from June 13 through 15, 2016 in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic.
Drop Charges Against Atiku, Creative Industry Group Cries Out
A group of practitioners in Nigeria’s creative industry has petitioned Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Atorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Mr. Kazeem Adeniji and Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni to intervene and free lagos-based performance artist, Mr. Jelili Atiku, from illegal detention.
Strokes Of Equal Right In Omoighe’s Alarming Narratives
Three years after Mike Omoighe dragged his canvas into the issues of managing a complex country like Nigeria, the artist takes his narrative a step further, focusing equity.
Ogba Zoo Threatened By Menace Of Land Grabbers
As pillaging and wanton destruction of the last of Edo State’s urban forestry assets within Ogba Zoo and Nature Park continues unabated and now assuming dangerous dimensions....
Theatre: Jungle Justice… A Kangaroo Court In Session
MANY have likened the spate of rash and contradictory judgments and pronouncements from Nigeria’s judiciary to what happens in a kangaroo or banana republic. In fact, pronouncements from Nigerian courts sometimes leave serious-minded people in open-soul amazement as only a dysfunctional system could produce such judicial charade.
Serge Noukoue Dreams Big For Nollywoodweek In Paris
Usually, by this time annually, preparations for NollywoodWeek in Paris, the yearly film festival that showcases the best of the Nigerian film industry to the European audience gets underway.