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22 Jan 2015
CARETAKER Committee of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has called on musicians across the country to ignore recent statements by a group that declares Pretty Okafor as PMAN president.   In a statement signed by its chairman, Kevin Lucciano Gabriel, the association declared that the appointment of Pretty Okafor did not follow due…
22 Jan 2015
The fifth season of Nigeria’s internationally acclaimed music reality show, Nigerian Idol, sponsored by leading telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, is gathering momentum with the conclusion of the second phase of its auditions in Port Harcourt over the weekend, as it searched for Nigeria’s next music star.    It was excitement all the way as hundreds…
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22 Jan 2015
YOUNG Woman’s Guide, an inspiring book by Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, has just been published. She shares her personal stories and advice on how young women can put their best foot forward. It is a self-help book that contains how-to advice, tips and tools for young women to live a purposeful and well-rounded life. It features…
20 Jan 2015
MEDIOCRITY has been fingered as responsible for Nigeria’s inability to tackle corruption that has eaten deep into its socio-economic and political life. The disclosure was made recently at a book launch in Lagos.    The book titled ‘What’s Really Stopping You?’ was written by Pastor Debo Omotunde. Reviewing the book, Mr. Idris Dele-Osagie stated that…
Sensory
20 Jan 2015
IT is an unmistakable fact that the arts and culture of a nation are the pride and treasure of its people. However, the role art galleries and crafts and exhibition centres play in promoting art cannot be over-emphasised in the collection, conservation and appreciation of the aesthetically pleasing creative process.   In fulfillment of its…
20 Jan 2015
ACQUIRING and retaining power is sometimes a cartelised equation where certain people with common interest pool resources together to achieve their goal. And so in parts of the world associations like the Freemasons and the likes operate. But in Africa, reputedly the dark continent, such power cartel seems entrenched and operates with sinister outcomes. It…
Nwoye
16 Jan 2015
FORMER Bursar of University of Benin, Benin City, Prof. May Ifeoma Nwoye, was one of the winners at Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) national convention at Ibadan, Oyo State. Her novel, Oil Cemetery, won the most coveted ANA/Chevron Prose Prize on Environment, worth $2,000. The prize rewards works that address themes on the environment.  …
Mokin2
16 Jan 2015
TOURISM, Culture and National Orientation Minister, Edem Duke, has pledged the support of the Federal Government for private investment in tourism development. Duke made the pledge when he visited the sprawling Smoking Hills Golf Course and Resort in Ilarin Mokin, Ondo State, last Friday. Chairman of Elizade Nigeria Limited, Chief Ade Ojo, who hails from…
Norrd-Phenomenon
15 Jan 2015
A fresh breath of artistic ferment was in the air to usher in the new year as young artist, Niss Ogulu’s solo exhibition titled Norrd Phenomenon opened at Terra Kulture Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was also the first art exhibition of the year for the gallery.   Ogulu’s rendition of regular domestic and outdoor…
Nwadiogbu-finds-Effort
15 Jan 2015
AFTER digging into his art trajectory to step up his game, Olisa Nwadiogbu recently filled the walls of National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, with a new body of works simply titled Effort. The solo show has a link to the artist’s early encounter with engraving, about 28 years ago.   With so much creative energy invested…
America
15 Jan 2015
TRAVELLING to America has never been an easy business, especially for those Nigerians who take the wrong route and embark on the journey blindly. Sly Edaghese’s Long Road to America (Casleda Publishers Ltd, Lagos; 2015), a memoir of his early years, is a captivating, fast-paced read that offers a glimpse of life in Nigeria in…
Nwelue
15 Jan 2015
AUTHOR of The Abyssinian Boy, Onyeka Nwelue, has begun a world tour of his new book Hip Hop is Only for Children. Expected to reach over 15 cities in about 12 countries on all continents, the tour is planned to span at least seven months from January 15 to August 18, 2015.   Hip-Hop is…

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