Especially from the turn of the century, Nigeria’s popular culture has made serious claims to belonging to the emerging world tradition of cultural expressions of mass appeal.
Again, Ndigbo and the national question
Ndigbo Must Arise (Belak, Lagos; 2017), written by Emeka Olaka, explores the marginalisation of the Igbo and advocates an end to it for the people to have a sense of belonging in the Nigerian project.
Challenges, prospects of public policy formulation and security
The book, Public Policy Formulation In Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects (Klamidas Communications Limited, Abuja; 2017) is based on the text of a lecture delivered by Dr. Bukar Usman at the Executive Intelligence Management Course with the topic ‘Policy .....
Three female writers for Ebedi writers residency
THREE female Nigerian writers have arrived Iseyin, Oyo State, for the November/December 2017 Ebedi Writers Residency Session. They are Murjanatu Sadiq Al Kassim, Kemi Falodun and Gertrude Uzor. Sadiq Al Kassim, who is from Kano State, studied Mass Communication at Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, and has worked as a presenter at Dala FM, Kano,…
Not your average platform: Artyrama announces pop-up digital gallery
Africa’s premier online gallery, Artyrama, will host an experiential digital art gallery for two days with the launch of a collection of contemporary African art by 10 emerging artists, curated by renowned art critic, Jess Castellote. Artyrama will also host its first offline digital gallery that allows guests to physically experience Artyrama’s debut interactive gallery…
New book on English unveiled, as better funding for education canvassed
Worried by the constant mistakes and grammatical blunders many Nigerians make everyday in their speech and written communication, a lecturer of English Language, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Obiageli Okafor has launched a book to help the citizens sharpen their communication skills and use the language more effectively. Speaking at the launch and public presentation…
Popoola unveils new novel, 'When We Speak of Nothing'
Olumide Popoola, was in Lagos recently to launch her first full-length novel, When we Speak of Nothing. The event was held at the serene ambience of Colours in Africa, Lagos. There was a dose of soul music and poetry performance to spice up Popoola’s reading and her take on her new book, published in the…
Omatseye explores prejudice and consequences in Crocodile Girl
Crocodile Girl is about prejudice and how it can corrodes the society. The story of Crocodile girl was told to me by my father.
Nigerian democracy and political personalities: The 100 Outstanding Politicians That Shaped Our History
Godson Azu’s book hasonce again opened the controversy about the leadership vacuum in Nigeria. He has surveyed and x-rayed 100 Nigerian leaders that were involved...
In Disowned, Anyianuka explores the dark world of abused women
In ‘Nnena’s Loss,’ Anyianuka focuses on the betrayal that confronts many wives from their husbands, who in spite of how much love they profess to their wives, still have a woman on the side to titillate them.
Aberration of kingship in Igboland and a return to republicanism
Sadly, Ego-Alowes laments, the children of this republican father-figure called Eshi, have deviated from the set norm and are busy installing kings all over the land with its attendant disastrous consequences.