Artist flays low interest in sector as pupils auction works for charity
A professional artist, Gerry Nnubia, has expressed worries over the general dismal participation in arts class by students and described the profession as a field that brings international recognition and wealth for practitioners. Mr. Nnubia said the world looks up to the arts as a profession in Nigeria....
Sharing ‘Fair and Square’ among Omofemi, Tete-Katchan
In the duality theme for their joint show, Oluwole Omofemi and Samuel Tete-Katchan have a summary of the crucial spot of art in the vast world of aesthetics While Omofemi, a Nigerian emphasises on human forms to explain dynamics of period and trend in cultural values, Tete-Katchan...
‘Strictly speaking tackles abuse of english usage by on-air-personalities, others’
More than half of Nigerians have some level of proficiency in the use of English, but sadly a large number of them mispronounce these words, which makes one to wonder if they are really conversing in English or another language.
Three decades after, Osawe’s Pa Johnson and Gabriel goes to mainstream art
Over 30 years after the comic character Pa Johson & Gabriel of the rested Fun Times disappeared with the weekly Sunday magazine, the creator of the cartoon, Moses Osawe, is back from his U.S. base and has pulled the cartoons out of the magazine onto the canvas to give them aesthetic value beyond its original fun contents.
The Aisha Abimbola Etaoko we knew
Not many knew she was the last of triplets, what in her native Yoruba is known as Etaoko or ‘third stone’ in a rough English translation. According to Aisha, her mum was all prepared to leave the hospital after the birth of the preceding twins when she decided to make her entrance and after the usual advance rumblings in her mum’s womb, she majestically dropped!
International Museum Day 2018 and ‘hyperconnected’ lesson for Nigeria
As much as museums are basically about preservation of the past for the good of today and the future, the dynamics of a world on a fast lane would not allow its management to continue to remain antiquated.
Creative arts training: Runsewe leads Africans to China
The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has described Nigeria as the heart and soul of African culture. Runsewe, who led a 22-man delegate from eight African countries to the Arts and Creative Design Training in Shenzhen....
Activities of NGOs under scrutiny in Globacom’s TV drama series
The proliferation of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria is something many have expressed concern about. While many of such organisations are indeed genuine, some others have, through their activities, left people wondering the real motive behind their establishment.
Agballah unveils where the rain started beating us on May 22 at Enugu
Literary icons would on May 22 gather at the Base Events Centre, Enugu, for the public reading and unveiling of Where The Rain Started Beating US, written by Ugochukwu Agballah.
Nigerian creative arts exchange berths in Paris, showcases culture
Nigerian arts and culture will take centre-stage, when the maiden edition of Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange comes alive in Paris this weekend. The Embassy of Nigeria in France will host French business community to an exhibition of Nigeria’s finest art, cuisine, fashion, music, film and traditional games. The platform would promote cultural exchange and diplomacy…
Codeine: Ban shouldn't create business for smugglers –– Soyinka
Adejuwon Soyinka, Editor, BBC Pidgin Service, is a multiple award-winning journalist. His recent undercover documentary titled, Sweet Sweet Codeine, with Ruona Meyer, has instigated discussions at different segments of Nigerian society — from pharmaceutical companies to law enforcement agencies, drug administration, and parents. The documentary unearthed issues, which before now have been handled at different…