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6 Mar 2016
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…
21 Feb 2016
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…
21 Feb 2016
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…
21 Feb 2016
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…
21 Feb 2016
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…
21 Feb 2016
In response to the growing appreciation of African art, a new auction outlet – earlier announced last year - is becoming a reality in the secondary art market of Lagos. Being organized by Arthouse Contemporary, the latest addition tagged The Affordable Art Auction, which holds on February 17, 2016 at Kia Showroom, Victoria Island, Lagos,…
21 Feb 2016
Four decades after the assassination of former Head of States, General Murtala Mohammed, a memorial exhibition and lecture in his honour have generated reflection on the worth of selfless leadership. Held at the National Museum Onikan, Lagos, the exhibition titled Our Hero Past: General Murtala Ramat Mohammed – currently showing – is a rejuvenated and…
17 Feb 2016
UNIMPRESSED with state-sponspored efforts to salvage the Igbo language, Olisaemeka Gerald Njoku, has developed Igbo Scrabble, Okwe mkpụrụokwu Igbo, with which he hopes to catalyse renewed interest in and learning of the language. Confident that there is still hope in saving the Igbo language from extinction, he believes that people would be more receptive to…
14 Feb 2016
ONE of the solutions proffered by experts in solving the issue of low reading culture among Nigerians is the provision of well-stocked libraries at homes, schools and strategic points across the country. The idea is that if the awareness were backed by availability of good books, many Nigerians would be encouraged to embrace it. Prior…

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