Nigerian Family Arts Exhibition, Young Nigerian Arts Competition Opens In Fresno
The management of FGH Center for African Arts and Culture will celebrate the best of Nigerian people, arts and culture annually in Central California, U.S. The objective of the event, with the theme ‘Celebrating Change,’ is to give Nigerians in Central California a sense of pride about Nigerian Cultural Heritage while projecting the positive attributes…
U.K., Nigerian Art Launches At British Council
Organised by the British Council, U.K./Nigeria 2015 – 16, a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the UK and Nigeria has been launched.
Aso Multimedia Partners Sofa Lounge For Aso Queen 2015
Aso Multimedia, organisers of Queen of Aso Nigeria Beauty Pageant, would partner Sofa Lounge for the 2015 edition scheduled for September 13. Chief Executive Officer, Agboola Desmond, said early in the week that arrangements have been concluded for this year’s outing, which is the 10th in the series. The event, which is slated to hold at…
Socrates and Orunmila… Putting Premium On Africa’s Indigenous Philosophy
Africa has long been the butt of western hegemonic narratives and designated the dark continent from which nothing good ever comes. Unfortunately, Africa’s sons and daughters trained in European schools and inducted into European ways of life see nothing good in Africa’s indigenous knowledge system
Ogunmwonyi’s Retirement Best Practices That Work
RETIREMENT and You (Sterling Books Nigeria Limited, Lagos; 2015) is a compendium of retirement best practices written by Izevbizua Ogunmwonyi, a presidential consultant on civil service reforms.
‘Why Home-Grown Affirmation for Literary, Cultural Enterprise Is Difficult’
ALTHOUGH Nigerian men and women of letters and culture have won and been awarded some of the best prizes and honours on offer both at home and globally, critical affirmation for cultural production at home is still a mirage.
Nwokolo Charges Art Galleries In Nigeria To Think Global
If anyone was in doubt of the growing potential in Nigerian art at the international market, a solo art exhibition of Alex Nwokolo’s paintings and mixed media, which just held in London confirms the rising interest for art from Africa.
For Balogun, Alimi, Swediah Experience Boosts Creativity
Adeola Balogun (sculptor) and Adewale Alimi (painter) are currently in the second phase of their residence programme in Uttersberg near Stockholm, Sweden, courtesy of Quintessence Gallery, Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Rain Of Tributes At Launch Of Books On Fashola
All eyes were on former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday when three books were presented in his honour. Memories of his strides while in office came alive as The Great Leap: Speeches by Governor Babatunde Fashola, In Bold Print: Thoughts of Babatunde Fashola, and The Lagos Blow Down: West Africa’s First…
Abdullahi Sets Forth With Everyday People
Against the backdrop of increased level of socio-economic issues in Nigeria and beyond, a first solo photo exhibition, Everyday People by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi has reopened discussion on the need to visually document human developments, complexities nay intricacies in the country. The exhibition, which opened last Wednesday at Thought Pyramid Arts Centre, Libreville Crescent, Off…
Badagry Diaspora Festival Kicks Off With Symposium
The International symposium on the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint l’ouverture that commemorates the International Day for Remembrance of Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition holds today at Badagry Diaspora Festival 2015. The festival, which is being organised by Africa Renaissance Foundation (AREFO), started yesterday, Friday, andwill run till August 30. Theme of this year’s festival…
Osogbo Glows With Glitz, Glamour Of Osun Festival
WITH the opening, today, of the Osun traditional food festival as well as Osun festival trade fair, the stage appears set for the grand finale of this year’s Osun Osogbo festival billed for Friday, August 21. Hosting of Iwopopo, which is the traditional cleansing of the ancient city of Osogbo by the people heralded the…