The British Library has conjured to life the magical world of Harry Potter in a new exhibition featuring the oldest objects in its collection alongside never-seen items from J.K. Rowling's personal archive.
Lagos presents us with diverse audience, says Jos Theatre boss
When Chevron Festival Drama opens on Saturday, October 21 with Sefi Atta’s The Engagement, as part of MUSON Festival 2017 that begins today, Lagos’ audience will feel a special stage magic all the way from a Jos theatre company, Jos Repertory Theatre, led by Dr. Patrick-Jude Oteh.
Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave, Equiano
Google yesterday celebrated the birthday of Nigerian former slave, Olauda Equiano, who supported the British movement to end the slave trade. The Nigerian author was born in 1945 and was enslaved as a child.
Dauda’s artistic journey with aesthetics and tranquility
The show attracted guests from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the art community, the academia, friends, family members and staff of NYSC Educational Development Group (EDG), who came out in their numbers to celebrate one of their own in an exhibition that was thrilling.
CORA opens entries for 2017 Ken Saro-Wiwa prize for book review
The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), promoters of the yearly Lagos Book & Art Festival (LABAF), has opened submission for entries in the yearly Ken Saro-Wiwa Prize For Book Review 2017.
Bisi Fakeye (1942 - 2017), last of fifth generation dynasty of sculptors
The depletion of about one and half century-old-dynasty of carvers, the Fakeye, may be difficult to replenish. Within a period of eight years, three members of the dynasty - across two generations - Lamidi (1928-2009), Sola (1971- 2016) and Bisi (1942 - 2017) have passed on.
On the ‘Siddon Look’ Awolowo statue
I cannot claim to have coined the ‘Siddon Look’ moniker for the 20-foot statue of Chief Obafemi Awolowo that the Lagos State Government (LASG) has plonked in an intersection of the road named after the late sage.
U.S. based Nigerian artists interpret global politics, Nigeria’s chequered history
Not Nasty, but Feisty’ is a theme inspired by recent happenings in politics in America that brought about a new interpretation to the word ‘nasty.’
Artyrama: Giving African art a global platform
Art means many things to many people. To some it may be an investment; to others, it may be decorative, or a form of self or cultural expression.