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…
A Nation In Transition... Revisiting Mandela’s Long Walk To Freedom
THE 638-page autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom, is an engrossing account of extraordinary times in an extraordinary country; it’s about the trials and triumphs of the human spirit, the paradox of the inherent capacity of man for good or evil, accentuated by circumstances of his time and a sombre reminder that freedom is never delivered to a people on a platter of gold.
The Great Leap… documenting Alausa under Fashola
NIGERIANS and others following political development in Nigeria now have an opportunity to appreciate or dissect activities and achievements of the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, during the eight years he held the ace at the Alausa government seat.
Midweek Arts: How to revamp governments’ support for Arts, Culture
The 42nd Meeting of the Chief Executives of Culture of the Federation (CEC) held last week in Abuja ended with a plea for greater commitment to the culture sector by state governors.
Sofia Vergara to appear in 'The Simpsons'
US-Colombian star Sofia Vergara is going to lend her voice to a character on long-running hit series "The Simpsons", Entertainment Weekly reported. Vergara will play the role of Professor Barrera in an episode during the upcoming 27th season of the animated comedy show, according to the magazine. Barrera will be a love interest of main…
Toni Kan, Victor Ehikhamenor read at Rele on Saturday
Rele Gallery will this Saturday, August 9, 2015 host its first reading, featuring award winning writer, poet and journalist, Mr. Toni Kan. He will read alongside award winning artist, photographer and writer, Mr. Victor Ehikhamenor. Guests would be treated to usually tragic and often risque pieces from Toni Kan as well as rib-cracking and deeply…