10 most streamed Nigerian EPs of last year
The average Nigerian music consumer is buying less CDs and streaming more. These days, there’s no better reflection of how well an EP has performed in the marketplace...
Celebrating El Anatsui @75
Monday, February 4, 2019, marked the birthday of the Nigerian-based Ghanaian artist, Emeritus Prof. El Anatsui. He is African’s most celebrated visual Artist...
At Neander schools’ art contest, pupils display creative ingenuity
The Neander International Schools Art and Sports competition for primary schools in Lagos State ended on a bright note recently, as the competing pupils exhibited high-level creativity.
Nigerian Folklore Society calls for papers
Nigerian Folklore Society (NSF) has begun preparations for its yearly congress which holds from April 29 to 30, 2019, at the Idris Abdulkarm Auditorium National Universities Commission, Abuja.
Nigerian, Charlotte Ashamu named Smithsonian director
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has named Charlotte Ashamu its associate director of advancement and external affairs.
For Bisi Silva, it’s rain of tributes from curators, others
Contemporary art and curatorial discipline are the two visual culture vocabularies that Bisi Silva (May 29, 1962- February 12, 2019) will be remembered for in Nigeria.
Honouring yesterday heroes, tomorrow’s leaders in Black History Month
It is another February. It’s another month for the celebration of Black people all over the world. The month is set apart for the acknowledgement and celebration of what it means to be Black. Over the years, Black History Month has been a commemorative programme in honour of the black culture and a response to…
David Adjaye’s “Making Memory” at London’s Design Museum
What does it mean to memorialise ideas in a society? And how does making built form contribute to that? Can anything be ritualised and turned into a monument in the 21 century? These are some of the lofty questions explored in “Making Memory”, the new exhibition of seven projects by the celebrated British-Ghanaian architect, Sir…
A matter of language
A couple of days ago, I was watching Guy Ritchie’s sophomore movie Snatch (2000), the brilliant follow up to his fantastic directorial debut Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Being one of my favourite films, it wasn’t the first time of watching. Aside the great dialogue, insane sequences and incredibly memorable characters with bizarre…