Nigerian Literature at odds with her poor politics, says Barrett
I’m always saddened by the fact that Nigeria has produced the greatest body of literature of relevance and strength of any African nation yet little matching national development.
Asaba massacre of 1967 finds poetic expression in last dance on the Niger
Forty-nine years is a long time indeed, but certainly not long enough for literature, with its long memory, to lose track. While some may have forgotten and moved on...
How to tread ICT terrain softly
The book, Introduction to Computer Law in Nigeria (Ink-Spire Ventures Ltd, Lagos; 2015) written by Femi Daniel focuses on the crimes perpetrated with the aid of the computer.
Mujila’s 'Tram 83' wins Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015
Democratic Republic of Congo writer, Mr. Fiston Mwanza Mujila, has won the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 edition.
Ebedi Writers Residency Honours Achebe, Gimba, Mabel Segun, Soyinka
Ebedi International Writers Residency in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, has recognised the contributions four pioneer Nigerian writers towards the development and sustenance of literature
When Lagos Rocked With A Six-Day Theatre
When Lagos Theatre Festival opened on Tuesday, February 23 through 28, at The Kongi Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos, it seemed a reclamation of one of the city’s lost pastimes. From Freedom Park, Terra Kulture, University of Lagos and more, theatrical activities – acting, workshop, masterclass –characterised the weeklong event that drew together a clan…
Unveiling Abridged Biography Of UNILAG’s First Registrar
AN abridged biography of the first Registrar, Secretary to the Council, University of Lagos, Late Abudu Yesufu Eke, was launched in Lagos recently. The unveiling of the biography was part of activities marking his 20th remembrance and the 5th anniversary of the endowment of Chief A.Y. Eke Print and Production Laboratory donated to the Department…
Paul Ugbede Wins Maiden Beeta Playwright Competition
MR. Paul Ugbede has won the maiden edition of Beeta Playwright Competition. The organiser, Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF), led by award-winning actress and producer, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, is desirous of helping new theatrical voices to reflect the concerns and realities of modern Nigeria. Ugbede won with his play Our Son the Minister that deals with…
Lights Out For Mike Odiachi
The theatre and Nollywood community was thrown into mourning last Tuesday with the news of the passing of one of Nigeria’s gifted stage and screen actors Mike Obi Nkemakonam Odiachi. An actor of vast credits, Odiachi acted in a number of critically acclaimed stage and screen productions and featured on television and radio commercials reportedly…
Nollywood Shines At Goteborg International Film Festival
IT was a good outing for Nigeria at the just held 39th Goteborg International Film Festival in Sweden. Six movies from Nigeria – Fifty, O-Town, Beyond Blood, Falling, Code of Silence and Flower Girl featured on the festival schedule and showed side by side with other films. About 400 films from 84 countries were screened…