Ajeluorou, Akubuiro headline writing masterclass at UNIBEN
Two Lagos-based journalists and fiction writers – Anote Ajeluorou of The Guardian and Henry Akubuiro of The Sun — will be lead discussants in a creative writing masterclass to be held at the Department...
Aspire Music Festival debuts
Plans have reached conclusive stages for the maiden Aspire Music Festival.
Homage to uncommon revolutionary scholar
Unions Without Unionism, Governments Without Governance: Essays In Honour Of Professor Funminiyi Oladele Adewumi; Edited by Owei Lakemfa & Ahmed Aminu Yusuf; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Abuja, Nigeria; 2018; 306pp Professor Funmi Adewumi (1960-2017) died so painfully at the height of his powers.
Deepening youth’s creative process through arts
When Christopher Adeyemi, a University of Ibadan graduate moved to South Africa, in 1996, in search of greener pastures, there were less than a thousand Nigerian immigrants in that country.
10 years after, IRep Festival changing documentary narrative
Plans are afoot to mark iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival’s 10th anniversary in 2020. The anniversary edition, scheduled to hold from March 19 to 22, in Lagos, will be a celebration of the achievements of the film fest and an appraisal of its direction in the future. Before its emergence, there had been a paucity of festivals devoted to documentary films in Nigeria.
Things fall together: Chinua Achebe is Okonkwo of Things Fall Apart
For Chinua Achebe, the standard fare is that he was not autobiographical in his novels. But is it? Whatever, the scandal is not that Achebe was actually autobiographical in writing Things Fall Apart, the scandal is that Achebe’s readers, scholars, and researchers, have missed out on this largely self-evident fact for sixty-odd years.
Art house and the harvest of deaths
2019 has really been a tough one for the arts community. From Bisi Silva to Okwui Enwezor, Pius Adesanmi to Eddie Ugbomah and Prof. Molara Ogundipe, Dr. Stella Oyedepo to David Dale, Jide Ogungbade to Frank Okonta and Idowu Nubi, the number of artists who have passed on in the year,
Gospel artistes light up praise concert
Recently, Frank Edwards, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Adelana (a.k.a. Fada Fuji), Sr. Lucy, Kellar Thrillz, Clenz and a host of gospel artistes lit Magodo, Lagos, with praise, dance and comedy.
On No Music Day, copyright society cautions against division in creative industry
In September 2009, Nigerian artistes of different shades embarked on a weeklong hunger strike. The action, which was a result of the frustration caused by the devastating level of intellectual property theft in the country, was a prelude to what has become today, No Music Day in Nigeria.