A symposium was organised by the Faculty of Humanity, University of Port Harcourt, in 1991, to celebrate Gabriel Okara at 70. That year I was away, doing my PhD programme at the University of Bordeaux, France.
Declare public holiday for traditional religion, say adherents
Traditionalists have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to send an executive bill to the National Assembly to declare August 20 Isese Day as public holiday to celebrate the various age-long cultures and traditions across the country.
With a decade of stories, Jos Theatre Festival marches on
The festival is in its 10th edition. However, from 2004 to 2017, we are supposed to be in the 13th edition but we are in the 10th. We lost three years to lack of funds and the crisis in Jos.
Adinoyi-Ojo: Harvest of tributes, elegies for the pen master, acolyte of the muse
His play, “The Killing Swamp” was one of the three finalists for the 2010 NLNG Literature Award. In April, 2014, the riveting historical play, that spotlights the struggle in the Niger Delta, thrilled audiences in Abuja for...
‘Too many brilliant, fantastic minds doing something very good, but their presentation is poor’
Dayo Adedayo trained as a photographer at Wesminster College and University of Wesminster, U.K., and has done great works on various aspects of Nigeria.
Dillibe Onyeama revives occult novels of the 80s
Remember novels like Juju, Secret Society, Nigger at Eton, Sex Is a Nigga’s Game, Night Demon, Revenge of the Medicineman, Godfathers of Voodoo? These were bestselling releases of the 1970s and 1980s that deepened the mystery of the African.....
“We need to appreciate the genius within us by investing in people with potentials”
Someone once said poverty is not lack of knowledge; it is the lack of opportunity.” These were the words of Emmanuel Olawale, a Nigerian practising law in the United States.
Bewaji’s Wedding Blues hits the stage at Freedom Park
After a successful staging of Story of My Vagina, broadcaster, writer and feminist, Joy Isi Bewaji’s new, award-winning play, Wedding Blues, is set to hit the stage at Freedom Park, Lagos...
A nation without theatre tradition is lost, says Ben Tomoloju
Nigeria theatre as a discipline, as a practice, is vibrant. The only thing wrong so far is the propagation of the ideas of the profession. Theatre needs quite a lot of economic resources to stand like other sectors.