Peju: Working to reposition visual art and touch lives
I was born in Benin City to a Yoruba father from Lagos State, and an Edo Mother from Benin City. My father is Babatunde Olatokunbo Olowu from a lineage of wealthy and successful businessman from Idumagbo area of Lagos State.
Whether you call yourself a ‘political writer’ or not, writing is political
BIYI BANDELE is British-based Nigerian writer, dramatist and filmmaker, who trained at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). His creative credits include Burma Boy (novel), Half of a Yellow Sun and Fifty (films) besides other stage productions. In this wide-ranging interview with OLATOUN WILLAMS of Borders – Africanist & Global Interviews, Bandele…
Usman: Cartoons shown on Nigerian TV should reflect local environment
From April 29 through May 2, 2018, the Nigerian Folklore Society (NFS) will hold its yearly conference at the Bayero University, Kano, in conjunction with the university’s Centre for Research in Nigerian Languages and Folklore. President of the society, historian and writer, DR. BUKAR USMAN, spoke with ANOTE AJELUOROU about the relevance of the conference…
Idada: Exploring film and stage platforms for storytelling
Jude Idada is a Canadian-Nigerian with great love for the arts. The University of Ibadan Theatre Arts graduate, who majored in film, also went to Raindance Film School in Toronto...
11th Jos Festival of Theatre 2018 begins March 4
The 11th Jos Festival of Theatre will open in Jos, Plateau State, on March 4. Over the last decade, the Jos Festival of Theatre has become a nurturing ground for Nigerian artists to showcase their talents...
Inkblot, FilmOne team up for 'New Money'
Known for their blockbuster collaborations, producers of The Wedding Party series and My Wife and I, Inkblot Productions and FilmOne Production and Distribution have once again teamed up for another mind-blowing film, New Money.
‘Drumming is spiritual and it cuts across the globe’
Isioma Williams is a multitalented artist. Apart from being an art consultant, Founder/Artistic Director of DrumsView Concept (an art academy for the youths), creator and director of Sights and Sounds de L’Afrique...
‘Ghost worker syndrome,’ thrust of this week’s Prof Johnbull
The vexed issue of ‘ghost worker’ and its adverse effect on the citizenry is the thrust of this week’s edition of Professor Johnbull, the TV drama series powered by Globacom.
Nigerian theatre practice yearns for home-grown Innovation, says Mbajiorgu
It is for the same role that professional dramatists are trained for which our leaders hardly recognise and encourage. Conflict and conflict resolution is precisely what drama is all about.
Author seeks revival of reading culture, unveils publishing company
A U.K.-based author, Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo, has called on government and other stakeholders to ensure that funding for reading materials and education in general are adequately utilized to prevent the vicious circle of illiteracy in the country.