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Wale Adenuga
21 Jun 2015
Television audiences across Nigeria are in for a swell time in July as WAPTV, the Family Entertainment Channel, has teamed up with StarTimes, Nigeria’s foremost DTT Cable platform, to launch the WAPTV Viewers of the Week competition on Instagram. The competition is aimed at rewarding WAPTV Viewers through @waptvchannel on INSTAGRAM. Winners of the competition…
21 Jun 2015
One undeniable fact about Nigeria motion picture industry is that it has become a global phenomenon. Observers have argued that apart from the vibrant Nigerian music scene, no other aspect of Nigerian cultural production has resonated in such a way and achieved its high profile like Nollywood’s offerings. At a seminar recently, foremost technical theatre…
21 Jun 2015
It must be difficult lugging the kora around. The thought, to the uninitiated, is this: why bother? And yet, that thought is first thing to flee the mind once the instrument, in the hands of gifted player, yields its music. Last Thursday, the kora spoke at Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, an art space…
21 Jun 2015
Most people believe the best place to teach moral lessons to youth are in schools and at home. But to dance expert Qudus Onikeku, any space under the sun, including the sun, is just the right place to inculcate the right values, attitudes, skills and knowledge in young people. Onikeku, the Creative Director of QDanceCentre…
21 Jun 2015
Award-winning actress and culture producer Bikiya Graham-Douglas performed Wait at Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, to give a voice to African women and restate the importance of education, as a defining agency of women empowerment When Nigerian actress and culture advocate Bikiya Graham-Douglas left the country weeks back to perform an eclectic piece on the…
21 Jun 2015
IN 2014 and with just a 10-dollar entrance fee, the Centre for Civil and Human Rights opened its doors, as a civil rights museum, helping to shine a spotlight on Atlanta, Georgia, as a city in the United States of America that is known as the cradle of civil rights movement. Located in downtown Atlanta,…
21 Jun 2015
U.K.-based Nigerian artist, Damilola Oshilaja, who is preparing for his first solo exhibition in Lagos says ‘the 21st century artist should be a designer, innovator, objective economist and evolutionary strategist’ As artist and writer I run Grunge Studio and I also write for Eclectic magazine, which is based in Paris, France. A brief overview of…
21 Jun 2015
About a year ago, wind of fate brought Stella Ubigho, Ariyo Oguntimehin and Okoro Nathan together at a gathering of artists in Lambe, Ogun State, where art was hardly visible. Soon, Luke Iorah and Chigioke Noga joined them, and the five artists would later find something in common in the environment that linked them with…
21 Jun 2015
With a museum donated by Prince Yemisi Shyllon to Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) Ajah, Lagos, it appears that the vacuum of modern and contemporary Nigeria art museum would perhaps be filled. The Shyllon Museum of Nigerian Art, however, is not leaving out ancient and traditional art of the country’s origin from works in its hold. During…
17 Jun 2015
                  Whatever cultural value Nigeria has to infuse in the country’s judicial process could be found in the concept of ‘Justice and Culture’ as expressed in a figural sculpture mounted outside Faculty of Law building, University of Lagos, Akoka. Donated to the university by a prominent art…
17 Jun 2015
Solomon Okpa was surprised at the turn out of his friends and well-wishers at the unveiling of his new book, Business Killers which took place last weekend at Nigeria institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos.
17 Jun 2015
The babble of voices on the socio-political space sometimes makes it difficult to sift through properly and winnow out the best and practicable views that best suit Nigeria’s intractable problems.

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