Olasode in search of Africa’s stolen treasure
Former President of Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and one of country’s foremost filmmakers, Obafemi Lasode, has said his latest movie, Africa’s Stolen Treasures, is ready to hit the cinemas.
Gallery lifts sector with artist-in-residence programme
As a resource platform, Alexis Galleries, a facility in Victoria Island, the growing art hub of West Africa, took a broad initiative recently with the admission of six artists...
Atukwei Okai: Tribute to a literary generalissimo
The recent passage of the celebrated Ghanaian poet, Literary Activist and Academic, Professor Atukwei Okai on July 13, 2018 at the age of 77 has robbed the African continent...
African cinema: Which way to go?
I spent some time in South Africa, first as an invited guest lecturer at the University of Limpopo, Teaching Directing and Filmmaking to 3rd and 4th years as well as supervising their film projects.
At unveiling of Man & Mangroves, author canvasses social awakening on environmental protection
To promote longevity in a sustainable ecosystem, an author, Mr. Jerry Chidi has urged Nigerians to be mindful of some activities, which are causative factors for environmental degradation and pollutions in communities.
Alaska Ekele’s x-ray of Ukwuani’s academic deprivation, challenges
Alaska Ekele is not a new name in the literary art of authorship. His new book, 40 Years of Ogume Grammar School (1975 – 2015): A Legacy of Academic Excellence, is about his fourth or fifth work.
Reuben Ibekwe Uzoma’s biography, Onye-Nkuzi for presentation in October
Onye-Nkuzi a well-crafted, 350-page book, is set for presentation. Published by Safari Books Ltd, Ibadan, this historical biography offers riveting insights into the life and times of Reuben Ibekwe Uzoma and his immeasurable contributions to nation building and education in Nigeria. The book title derives from Uzoma’s early career sobriquet as a young teacher and…
From underdogs come Museum of Contemporary Art Lagos
A Musuem of Contemporary Art, which usually comes with MOCA sobriquet, has become a global brand in visual arts management. The MOCA brand has been domesticated in most big cities around the world. For Nigeria, specifically, Lagos, a museum of contemporary art was widely envisaged to strengthen the city’s status as West Africa’s art hub.…
Nigeria’s auction market in search of stronger ethics, values
Despite exposing huge potentials of African arts, Nigeria’s secondary market still has quite some loose ends to tighten. After Mrs Kavita Chellaram-New Arthouse Contemporary made history as West Africa’s premier auction house, in 2008, the secondary art market space opened up. TKMG, a joint auction house by Terra Kulture and Mydrim Gallery (led by Mrs…
Auction market seeks stronger ethics, values
Despite exposing huge potentials of African arts, Nigeria’s secondary market still has quite some loose ends to tighten. After Mrs Kavita Chellaram-New Arthouse Contemporary made history as West Africa’s premier auction house, in 2008, the secondary art market space opened up. TKMG, a joint auction house by Terra Kulture and Mydrim Gallery led by Mrs…