Aduaka: No apologies being a black filmmaker in Britain
On a good day, moving around Lagos is usually not an easy ride, so, when it rains, the situation becomes intense. This was the condition France-based Nigerian filmmaker Newton Aduaka and his producer found themselves on this day....
Nollywood should self-reflect, its politics very distracting
Tunde Kelani was introduced to Yoruba literature at an early age, a tradition he has also handed down to his children, who speak, read and write the language very well.
New Orleans War Museum: Brings back memories of World War II
The National World War 11 Museum, located on 945, Magazine Street, downtown New Orleans, is a masterpiece. The seven-storey atrium, seated on 178,000 square feet and 100,000 more yet to come, chronicles what has been described as the mightiest struggle humankind has ever experienced.
UNIC, movie stars take climate change message to the grassroots
The President of TGMAN, Saidi Balogun, and the National Information Officer of UNIC Lagos, Mr. Oluseyi Soremekun, led the team. The awareness campaign attracted motorists and pedestrians, who were excited to see their idols.
Purple Heart Day: Lessons for Nigeria
Rather than his opponent Hillary Clinton or members of his party that have been reluctant to support their candidate, Trump’s challenger came in the shape of an eloquent and poised Muslim-American couple who had lost their son in the Iraq war.
Bane of Nigerian literature is absence of mentors, editors in the publishing space
Well, multi-tasking is the main source of a dynamic life. Right now, I’m working on a new collection of essays. I’m trying my hands on a novel. I’m doing many things at the same time. I’m coordinating the most exciting thing in the literary space in Nigerian poetry now, Ibadan Poetry Foundation....
It takes twice the efforts of a man to succeed as a female artist, by Okundaye
Okundaye is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated female artists, who, despite not having a formal education, have lectured in some top world universities including, Harvard.
Odugbemi: The filmmaker as activist
He’s one of the very few Lagosians, who gives accurate direction to locations; he usually takes his time to give detailed instruction with visible landmarks. So, largely, the journey to Femi Odugbemi’s new office in Ogudu, Lagos, this morning, was hitch free. Except for the early morning showers, coupled with the ongoing construction work on…