Why Christopher Okigbo matters 50 years after
The status of an author can be judged by the fullness and variety of the critical attention to his works after his death.
Nigeria as a coat of many colours - part 2
It must be said that even at the time we cherished the coat of many colours, the union was not perfect. It had its contours, its patches, and its unevenness. Yet we endured because we were hopeful.
Wole Soyinka’s surprise appearance at felabration
Legendary playwright, Wole Soyinka, made a surprise appearance at the finale of Felabration last Sunday. A cousin of the late revolutionary African musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in whose honour Felabration is held every year, the excited literature professor and 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature.......
Buhari and the stigma of sectionalism
But President Buhari has great integrity in many other respects, which was why most of those who had opposed his leadership style between 1983 and 1985, Soyinka and Akinrinade inclusive, came out rooting for him in 2015.
Soyinka, Kukah, Duke, others for Asaba genocide colloquium
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah and former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, are among eminent citizens...
Celebrating legacies of Okigbo 50 years after
On Okigbo dropping the pen for the gun on the part of Biafra, the don stated that it was an act of heroism. He said: “Okigbo’s entry into the field of conflict was an act of heroism.
Solanke, first female SAN, makes living legends’ portraiture
A not-for-profit visual documenting initiative, Living Legend, has announced Chief Folake Solanke (SAN), as its 7th icon.
WAEC results as metaphor of collapsing education standards in Southwest
For some consecutive years, Nigeria’s Southwest states have stuck out like a sore thumb in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) with their dismal performance.
Freedom of expression… How artists can navigate boundaries of an intolerant world
In Nigeria, bloggers have been arrested and even killed. Visual performer, Atiku Jelili spent days in jail for his performance while Nengi Ilagha, a writer, spent months in jail for his artistic work that spoke against his...