The University College London (UCL) was where to be early in the year for a host of Nollywood practitioners, filmmakers, film researchers and aficionado, as the school hosted...
Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae; Unforgettable master of African art
Erhabor Ogieva Emokpae was one of the sculptors and artists, whose works have contributed to placing African art in the global space. He was among the masters that sought to give a positive direction to art in post-colonial Africa. As a member of the Vanguard of African Artists, he consciously gave hope to upcoming artists…
When Liberians honoured Dokpesi with Zuoje title
Recently, media mogul and founder of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, was in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, where he was honoured with the title of Zuoje.
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,…