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4 Jul 2015
At last the multi-billion naira deal between Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and corporate Nigeria has been signed, sealed and delivered. The deal covers areas of Biometric I.D. Card Scheme for PMAN members and practitioners, African music and film distribution network (both music & films) in Nigeria and globally, tracking and collection of…
3 Jul 2015
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, Professor Segun Ojewuyi has been facilitating some impressive conversations between ‘Town’ and the Ivory Tower at the University of Ibadan. Observing that our centres of knowledge creation/dissemination must of necessity begin again to actively engage the leading lights and managers of their respective industries, Ojewuyi in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Arts and the Association of Theatre Arts Students (ATAS) of the University, has just concluded the first leg of The Red Carpet Speaker Series programme.
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1 Jul 2015
Abeokuta, capital city of Ogun State, is home to the Egba; it’s also home to some of Africa’s illustrious sons and daughters. More than these, it’s home to Olumo Rock from which the city derives its name, ‘under the rock’, a place of safety for the beleaguered Egba during times of war.
1 Jul 2015
The first Abiola Irele Seminar in Theory and Criticism was held recently at Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State. The seminar series is aimed at celebrating what Irele stands for as a renowned scholar as well as help in the postulation of theories and criticism. In his keynote address at the opening, Vice-Chancellor of the…
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27 Jun 2015
Rather than the usual self-glorification of public office holders while still serving, accolades have started pouring in for former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola in the form of documentation of his years in office in book form. The three books by his top media aid, Mr. Hakeem Bello include In Bold Print, captures…
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27 Jun 2015
Organisers of Ibadan-based artistic platform Artmosphere got a boost last weekend when it hosted renowned poet and essayist Prof. Niyi Osundare to its monthly reading and discussion session. The winner of Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA 2014) likened the work of the duo of Femi Fairchild Morgan and Servio Gbadamosi to the renaissance wrought on…
23 Jun 2015
Mr. Fred Agbeyegbe, the grand living legend of Nigerian theatre, will soon turn 80, and from July 19 to 25, 2015 in a carnival celebration in his honour. His is a dominant narrative of Nigeria’s theatre development through the Ajo Productions 1983 to 1986. There will be a conference, presentation of Fred Agbeyegbe’s plays, and…
23 Jun 2015
Prof. Babafemi Adeyemi Osofisan will turn 70 on June 16, 2016. And as part of activities to mark the career of this distinguished African dramatist, theatre practitioner and cultural scholar, an international conference is being planned to honour and celebrate his achievements and contributions to world theatre and scholarship. The events would hold at the…
23 Jun 2015
A new book that sets a crystal gaze on Nigeria’s political and economic fortunes under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is set for launch next week in Lagos. Titled Warnings to the Nations, the book, written by Primate Ayodele, makes modest forecast about what was in store for the entire polity. And, just like…
23 Jun 2015
The late Herbert Ogunde and Duro Ladipo were household names back in colonial times and shortly after with their public space theatres that roved around neighbourhoods, with mere palm fronds sometimes serving to screen off the performance area. Even when the colonial government banned Ogunde for the seditious nature of his performances and would not…
23 Jun 2015
Anya Fulu Ugo African Arts conference in honour of frontline artists and teachers Profs. El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu gets underway today at Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, and will end on June 27. It’s an interdisciplinary African Arts Conference Series in honour of Nigerian and other African scholars who have…
21 Jun 2015
Last year when the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) inaugurated its celebration series to draw attention to sectors of the economy that setting new standards of performance, many wondered what the founder Prof. Pat Utomi was up to. This reason was still not clear, even as the idea unfolded until the outfit began to…

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