Drama Headlines Lagos Black Heritage Festival 2015
FROM April 18 through 25, 2015, mostly at Freedom Park, Old Broad Street Prison and Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos will be agog with its yearly heritage festival, with drama as centre-piece.
Filming on Shijiwomi Begins
filming of Shijuwomi, a post-colonial cinematic adaptation of Rasheed Gbadamosi’s book, Behold My Redeemer began on last Sunday, with award-winning theatre/TV/film director and screenwriter, Niji Akanni (Aramotu, Heroes and Zeroes).
How Artists Appropriated 100 Years Of Nigeria In Whose Centenary?
Prof Peju Layiwola-led project, Whose Centenary? - conceived as a forum for creative and intellectual engagement in contributing to the celebration of Nigeria’s 100 years nationhood - revisits the remnant and scar of colonialism, making Benin a reference point.
France's President Francois Hollande to step back in time at giant cave replica
French President Francois Hollande will step back 36,000 years in time Friday into a darkened, cool cave to admire the earliest known figurative paintings of hands, bears, rhinos and panthers. But he will actually be above ground, inaugurating a giant, millimetre-by-millimetre exact replica of the closely-guarded Grotte Chauvet in southern France, unearthed by chance in…
Imperatives of creative industry under incoming authority
Nigeria today has 774 constitutionally-recognized local government areas. On the average, every local government has 10 communities and in each community is at least a cultural monument or site presentable as a tourist attraction.
At Dubai’s Global Art Forum, technology takes centre-stage
Whatever fear or enthusiasm anyone had for the future of art appreciation in the context of technology, a broader perspective emerged during the ninth edition of a section known as Global Art Forum (GAF) at the Art Dubai Fair, in UAE that was recently held.
How spectacular Saro the Musical lit up Easter celebration
Due to popular demand, the musical drama made another 13 appearances in six days between April 1 and 6 after its stunning Christmas outing. And for six days, enthusiastic Lagos audience was treated to breath-taking performance, as all shows sold out.
Echoes of Afrocentric writing, criticism at NAL lecture
One nagging problem of scholarship in Africa is its continued slavish dependency on theories and philosophic postulations from America and the west generally many years after decolonisation. There has been a clear inability or reluctance of African scholars to formulate theories and philosophies based on African experiences and worldviews, and derived from Africa’s abundant age-old oral traditions.
When Legend Extra Stout ‘Taste & Tell’ wtouched down in Owerri
When the Legend Extra Stout ‘Taste & Tell’ Touched Down in Owerri It was an exciting way to end a weekend for teeming consumers of Legend Extra Stout in the city of Owerri, Imo State. Cool as the evening of Sunday, March 22, 2015 was, the excitement in the air around Umunkoto along the ever busy Nekede Road, was palpable; even a visitor could tell something was up in the vicinity.
Starting today, Saro The Musical 2 rocks Easter with 13 performances in six days
Returning with a 100-man cast, Saro the Musical 2, a Bolanle Austen-Peters production, and supported by Terra Kulture, will deliver 13 outstanding performances in six days this Easter starting from today, April 1 – 6. The spectacular performance that wooed audiences at Christmas returns to the prestigious Shell Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos, with a bang.…
Art Dubai 2015… How Artistic Expression Drives Economy
Sheikha Manal Little Artist Workshop was another talent sub-event of Art Dubai. Organized under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. the programme was described as “artist-conceived projects for children, a partnership between Art Dubai and The Cultural Office, returns for the third year at Art Dubai.