The city of London and the globalisation of Nigerian popular imagination - Part 3
As much perhaps could he said about popular culture categories like Bolanle Austeen-Peters’ celebrated stage play, Wakaa! The Musical, which has made an explosive arrival on the Nigerian stage and is now set to make a London debut in July 2016.
How to correct Nigeria’s leadership deficiency
Leading Right: Nigeria (The Exclusive Edge magazine, Lagos; 2017) is a book in two volumes by Philip Ejiofor. It explores the challenges and solutions of leadership and governance in Nigeria.
Afonja chronicles his Adventures in University Governance
I Smell a Rat: Adventures in University Governance is the title of Prof. Biyi Afonja’s book on his experience as a university teacher and administrator. Written in a lucid and captivating language, I smell a Rat chronicles the pro-chancellor’s exciting experience.....
Lies and facts in Wolff’s Fire and Fury
I am neither a Trumper nor anti-Trumpist, a complete outsider to the Trump’s memoir. Dispassionately, it is easier to join the throng in the anti-Trumpism of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury as a rhapsody of anticipation than to take a painstaking and objective assessment of the book, Fire and Fury, for probable elucidation and justification…
Poverty, precarity and ethics of representing Nigeria, Nay Africa - Part 2
At best, the extroverted narrative offers an avenue, a comfortable one (far from Africa’s poor and hostile publishing terrain) for the West-based writers...
Koffi Tha Guru releases colourborations, features over 50 artistes
Lovers of good music in Nigeria and beyond are in for a mind-blowing musical masterpiece, as Koffi Tha Guru, the Nigerian born to a Togolese mother
Poverty, precarity and ethics of representing Nigeria, nay Africa - Part 1
Central to my thesis in this paper is the question: who or what determines the ethics and aesthetics of representing poverty and precarity in Africa? I answer this question by evaluating the role of the African writer in the present time characterised by globalisation,......
Honour for art ambassadors at ‘Connecting Lagos’
It was an evening of awards, dancing, wining and dining as art enthusiasts, collectors and guests gathered at the Nike Art Gallery to celebrate the impact of arts, culture and music on the growth of Lagos.
How poor leadership denies nations, citizens prosperity
The benefit of experience has shown that prosperous nations have attained it through good institutions, sound socio-economic policies, and virile system and ethics.