For close to three hours, eyes blearied with watch, somberly, sometimes, when rain descended like truthful lies gnawing. The ferocity of the rains was rising and ebbing like angry ocean.
From Sharjah’s Vantage Point, a view of Nigeria’s culture, streetscapes
Among the 36 photographers from over 20 countries, whose works showed in Vantage Point Sharjah 7 at Galleries 1 and 2, Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah, UAE, were two Nigerians...
In Mátìíkú, Eleshin mirrors old Lagos
The play, Mátìíkú, written by Bisoye Eleshin and directed by Adeyemi Oluwasegun Emmanuel is a story of power tussle, belief system and succession in Lagos.
Ugboma’s plea for a lifeline
The Guardian journalists walked through the front door, into the cramped living room of Chief Eddie Ugboma. Everywhere was stuffy with medical and health aids seated at different points in the house.
Ojuade: Dance enhances peace and nation building
President, Association of Dance Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria (ADSPON), Dr. Jeleel Ojuade, in a chat with OMIKO AWA explained decision reached at the just concluded yearly conference and general meeting of the association held at Abuja. What is the relevance of choreography to peace and nation building? This depends on the ‘thematic content’ of…
‘Nigerians don’t read, they prefer it visual’
In the course of my study, I discovered that in traditional Africa, women had power. According to the African culture, women were expected to be submissive to their husbands.
Love in Fela's Kalakuta Republic
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti - Africa's most prominent political dissident and musician - upset Presidents, challenged Nigeria’s armed forces, was arrested and jailed 200 times, created a music genre celebrated till today but no one talks about how he could not have done these without the 27 women (and more) who were his wives, girlfriends, disc jockeys,…
Television remains cheapest visual medium for mass market, outreach
This has to do with strings of events, which come in two ways: the advertiser and the advertising agency. Most times, we are constrained to work on a project with our creative ideas...
How military, economy murdered Nigeria’s cinemas
Eddie Ugbomah is a veteran Nigerian filmmaker. He has directed and produced over 12 films, including the Rise and Fall of Oyenusi, The Boy is Good and Apalara, as well as documentaries on economic and social issues. He spoke to OMIKO AWA on the challenges facing the Nigerian cinema and the way forward. Why are…
June 12: Someone had to chronicle what happened for posterity, evolution of democratic process
Well, I began to draw from the age of four or five having been inspired by a bubble gum with clippings of cowboys and red Indians in gunfights. I had my nursery and primary education in Lagos but my secondary education was in a boarding school in Ogun State.