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Long-Shadows--4-2-15
3 Feb 2015
AS a literary biographer, who had been writing short stories and poetry, it was an easy transition for Mnguember Vicky Sylvester to write a memorable historical novel based on the Tiv uprising of the early 1960s following Nigeria’s political independence.    In fact, Long Shadows (published by Malthouse, Lagos, 2014) encompasses the Tiv experience of…
3 Feb 2015
COMPLIANCE & Content Monitoring Limited (CCM), a media monitoring company, has unveiled a music tracking service known as musiktrak, to provide media monitoring facility for the music industry stakeholders.    The device, which is available on www.musiktrak.com,  provides comprehensive and verifiable log of the airplay of songs by local and foreign artistes across 260 Radio…
ONWUBIKO
3 Feb 2015
WHO cares about human rights is a massive book by Emmanuel Onwubiko, a distinguished journalist and human right activist. Dr. Sam Amadi an attorney at law and former adviser to the Senate President on Research and Strategy, wrote the book’s foreword. He detached human rights protection from the perspectives of the publicist. These essays are…
3 Feb 2015
MOVIE and game buffs who reside on the Lagos Island and its environs may just be in for more exciting times as Genesis Cinemas, a leading Nigerian cinema brand, and Play Zone, a fast growing family entertainment outlet perfect plans to open shops at the renovated City Mall, Onikan.   Mr. Emmanuel Efuntayo, Principal Consultant,…
3 Feb 2015
ALL is now set for the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Delta State University, Abraka to host a symposium in honour of the dramatist, Professor Sam Ukala and the poet, Ebi Yeibo. The symposium, which is woven around the creative endeavours of both writers, will hold on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at…
30 Jan 2015
AS the activities on the Lagos art scene took off slowly in the middle of January, performance art - a genre not popularly in this part of the world -  has recorded the first major international art event of 2015 in Nigeria’s art space. For about one week, seven artists from the Nordic countries and…
30 Jan 2015
AS part of efforts aimed at providing answers to the many economic crises the African continent is grappling with, a book, Economic And Africapitalism- The African Perspective written by Emeka M. Adimmadu, will be launched in Abuja this week.   Speaking at a media interaction in Lagos recently, Adinmadu providing some insight into the content…
Story
29 Jan 2015
POVERTY is the worse form of disease that breeds all sorts of anomalies in the human condition. This is what the family of Jigana and Maisha faces in cosmopolitan Nairobi, Kenya and also in other urban ghettos of Africa, where governments have failed to deliver social and economic well-being to its citizens. Wherever such grinding…
29 Jan 2015
THE University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria made history Wednesday, last week when it set the pace with the institution of a “Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson Chair in Music” – culminating in the first Rex Lawson International Highlife Conference and Festival that lasted for three days. Intended to be an annual event, this…
29 Jan 2015
ORGANISERS of the annual iREP Documentary Film Festival have announced call for entries for the fifth edition of the festival, which is scheduled to hold from the 19th to 22nd March 2015, in Lagos.   Executive Director of the festival Mr. Femi Odugbemi disclosed that this edition ‘’promises to be four days of over 40…
Alakijas-Molue
29 Jan 2015
REMEMBER the keke (tricycle) used as a canvas in a painting at Wheatbaker about two years ago? Yes, it’s one of the works of Polly Alakija, from her last solo exhibition titled Here and There. But the artist, few days ago returned for a similar work as she hit Lagos streets in a larger format…
Art-30-1-15
29 Jan 2015
A new movie, which will premiere in cinemas today, Friday, January 30, at Silverbird cinemas, has got a lot of Nigerians excited. It’s The Department, a romantic and crime movie from the stables of Inkblot Productions in association with Closer Pictures.     This corporate espionage flick is a break away from the norm of…

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