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15 Mar 2015
THE stage is now set for the crowning of the winner of the second edition of Etisalat Prize for African Literature holding tonight at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from 6p.m. Three writers – one Nigerian and two South Africans – are in the race for the top prize worth 15,000 British Pounds Sterling for their first published prose fiction works. They are Chinelo Okparanta (Happiness, Like Water – Granta Publication); Songeziwe Mahlangu (Pen Umbra – published by Kwela Books, imprint of NB Publishers); and Nadia Davids (An Imperfect Blessing – Random House Struik-Umuzi).
15 Mar 2015
After the widely applauded success of debutant, Angola Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, Africa is going to the 2015 edition with an unprecedented number of artists. Coincidentally, the increase in number of African artists, home and from the Diaspora going to the 56th Venice Biennale is coming in the year a Germany-based Nigerian, Okwui Enwezor is the Artistic Director of the Visual Arts Section of the event, a global bi-annual gathering of arts and architecture professionals.
15 Mar 2015
The yearly Vision of the Child (VOTC) art contest, an aspect of Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF 2015), set an impossible task for itself when it announced last November that the theme for the 2015 edition would be ‘The Road to Sambisa’, where the dreaded enclave of Islamic insurgents in Nigeria’s North-East took the abducted over 200 Chibok schoolgirls whose whereabouts are still unknown 11 months after
15 Mar 2015
The Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, who is also the Supervising Minister of Information, last week in Lagos said that the ongoing plan to redevelop the National Theatre and its surrounding fallow lands will not claim some of the tenants housed within the national theatre complex.
11 Mar 2015
PLAYWRIGHTS from across Nigeria have underscored the need for theatre to be galvanised to attain a competitive and profitable level among other contemporary genres of arts.
11 Mar 2015
AS part of its total tourism experience bouqet, Ondo Tourism has added to its rich portfolio, a re-enactment of Idanre Ana (Idanre of yesterday), a play back of the 17th – 18th century way of life of the people of Idanre.
11 Mar 2015
While Nigeria boasts of an industry that is reputed as the third largest movie producing country in the world, South Africa has a growing film and an established television industry that has produced contents that have been widely applauded.
11 Mar 2015
THE book, Kastina Government Projects (3), is an archive of the programmes and projects executed by the Kastina State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Ibrahim Shehu Shema between January 2013 and January 2015.
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7 Mar 2015
NORWEGIAN artist, Bente Vindvik’s solo art exhibition of paintings titled A Nordic View of Nigeria and currently showing for three weeks at Quintessence Gallery, Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos is one parting gift that presents the host country as a place of colourful paradox and energy. Vindvik, an expatriate who lived in Angola for three years and…
Bamako-Encounter
7 Mar 2015
AFTER several months that Bisi Silva was said to have been chosen to lead the 10th Bamako Encounters, African Biennale of Photograhy, the Ministry of Culture, Mali and Institut Français have formally announced the appointment of Silva as Artistic Director of the event. But Silva has the challenge of Telling Time,in  the theme of the…
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7 Mar 2015
BETWEEN the periods of completing formal training and professional career, the number of female artists that are visible in practice drops rapidly. Most often, the visual arts profession’s loss of young female artists is the gains of other non-creative sectors of the economy and domestic or family considerations.   Apart from the academia that accommodates the…
7 Mar 2015
THE dateline was Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Badr Hall in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The occasion was the Merit Award Night in appreciation of the contributions of African non-Arab countries to the success of 2014 Hajj operation. Pilgrims, over two millions from 37 countries of the world…

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