Third African Drum Festival to begin in Abeokuta
Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, will come alive from Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21, as drummers from 20 African countries and many states of the federation will participate...
Buraimoh: Osogbo is the forerunner of Nigerian art
Jimoh Buraimoh, the Baale of Gbodofon in Osogbo and a product of Osogbo Art School, is a pacesetter in the visual art scene, having developed the art of bead painting in Nigeria and Africa.
Tade: I want to use the stage, movies for cultural rebirth
OLUWAFEMI TADE is founder and Artistic Director of Royal Star Entertainment Production (ROSEP) and a veteran of live performance. He has been at it for 40 years. Femi Femo, as he is called on stage, spoke with OMIKO AWA on his passion for acting and the challenges of stage production in the country How did you…
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...
James: Creating platform for mental development and information
I give all the glory to God Almighty. The awards encourage me to keep doing the little ‘nothing’ that I have been doing. I feel excited whenever I am called upon for an award, mostly the ones that appreciate the things I do.
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.