Oloibiri…Niger-Delta’s Marginalization in perspective
A media preview of the movie, Oloibiri was held recently at the Ozone Cinema, Yaba, Lagos. Weaved around Oloibiri, a town in the Niger-Delta, Nigeria, which is credited as the country’s first point of crude oil discovery in January 1956, the movie narrated the aspiration of the people when oil was discovered in their community,…
Art Meets Design... BoConcept links Nigerian, Scandinavian crafts
Tell us about BoConcept? BoConcept is amongst the world’s leading furniture companies with 260 stores in 60 countries. We opened in Nigeria end of last year and the idea was really to try to bring some contemporary urban furniture to Nigeria.
Lines Of Destiny According To Adenaike, Anidi
Although Tayo Adenaike and Obiora Anidi are of the same generation, the artistic expression of each artist represents crucial periods in art period, so suggest the contents of the artists’ exhibition titled Akalaka: Lines of Destiny, currently showing till July 15, 2015 at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos. Adenaike, a painter exudes modernism characteristics while Anidi, sculptor leans towards contemporary expressions.
Cote d’ Ivoire to tap Akinboboye’s expertise for tourism development
President of Cote d’ Ivoire, Alhassan Qattara, has formally made a request to the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, to release Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, Special Adviser on Tourism, to help in the development of the country’s tourism sector.
109 authors in race for 2015 The Nigerian Literature Prize
Nigerian writers from across the country and beyond have submitted a total of 109 entries for The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2015 edition. The prize is sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. Focus this year is on Children’s Literature. The US$100,000 literary prize rotates yearly among four literary categories of prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s…
LBHF 2015… Echoes of Sambisa forest, The Tragedy of King Christophe
Echoes of Boko Haram terrorist hideout, Sambisa forest in Borno State filled the exhibition hall at Freedom Park last Saturday as the yearly Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF 2015) took off on a sober mood. Also, the despotism that characterised many African leaders soon after independence had its origins projected from the Haitian example in…
Broken Heart Breathes Hope To Rejected, Abandoned
NINETY five percent of dance compositions are entertainment pieces. They have a lot of humour, fun, glitz and glamour in them. They are the ones the family sits down to watch and glean at the messages. They have delineated characterisation, stage composition and movement. They are meant to amuse you too. But not this one.
E.C. Arinze… exit of grandmaster of highlife
The demise two weeks of Ogbueshi Eleazar Chukwuwetalu Arinze (known simply as E.C. Arinze) is significant in many respects. His exit even at the ripe age of 85 is a milestone in the history of highlife in West Africa; it is also a land-mark in the entire firmament of dance band music in Nigeria. One…
Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Indian TV Drama Comes To WAPTV
WAPTV has given its viewers another reason to stay glued to their screens as it has started airing Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, (What About Your Promise?), a multiple award-winning Indian TV Drama. According to Wole Adenuga, Managing Director of WAPTV, “We commenced airing of the programme just on Monday, April 6th, 2015 and we are…
How museums, artistic districts, registration council can drive tourism growth
FOR Nigeria’s art scene to be robust, vibrant and effectively provide employment for millions of youth, educate and permeate society as a healing therapy, there’s need for government to play a major role. Such role, it has been canvased, should include creating Artistic Hubs or Districts for artists to work and market their products and…
Chukwu Rebounds With Days Passing By
Eric Man Chukwu was a part of the entertainment industry of the 70s. Back then he and his band members went round nightclubs and parties in the Lagos metropolis and other cities miming to different rock and R‘n’B songs while also doing scintillating dance steps that made them a sought-after group.