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10 Feb 2015
DAWN In The Creeks (DITC), the Jeta Amata-led initiative aimed at promoting peace in the countryís Niger Delta region has kicked off its second season in Lagos, Nigeria.   At the official launch attended by Friends and Partners of DITC as well as members of the Press, Board member, Dawn in the Creeks, Andre Blaze…
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6 Feb 2015
 Femi Adelegan, retired public administrator is President/CEO of Terrific Investments and Consulting Co. Ltd. He is the author and publisher of publications such as, Africa: The Game Changers and Dynamics of Power (2014; Nigeria’s Leading Lights of the Gospel (2013); Governance: An Insider’s Reflections (2009, 2012); The Press Secretary (1998); and Editor of From The Treasures…
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5 Feb 2015
IN the months ahead and running to the end of the year, Germany-based art historian and manager, Okwui Enwezor, and Lagos-based curator, Bisi Silva, will separately, be giving Nigeria its pride of place on the international art scene.  Book will be at the helm of affairs at two major art events in Africa and Europe. …
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5 Feb 2015
IT is ironic to suggest that artists, who live on their art, should place less emphasis on the economics or business side of the profession, particularly, in Nigeria, where grants are non existent for the creative professionals. But beyond art appreciation, artists have the responsiblity to link nature and humanity, says painter Emenike Ogwo.  In…
5 Feb 2015
A solo art show of paintings titled, Breaking Bounds by Dr. Iyabo Tijani is currently showing till February 26, 2015 at Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Lagos. Children of the Revolution is PHWBC’s Book-Of-The-Month Dinaw Mengestu’s Children of the Revolution is February’s Book-Of-The-Month for UNESCO Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014. The…
5 Feb 2015
WITH songs like High Place, Cold featuring 2Face Idibia, Hot and Double Traffikator that featured Wizboy, to his credit, Super is what the Kakuri in Kaduna State born Eze Franklin Chekwube a.k.a 4real Eze needed to announce his emergence in the Nigerian music industry.   It may interest you to know that, towards the end of…
5 Feb 2015
The city of Ibadan and its residents witnessed the beautiful atmosphere of fun and excitement as the nation’s leading TV Reality music show, Nigerian Idol began a two-day auditions hosted inside the prestigious Kakanfo Inn Conference Centre situated at old Ring road.    Hundreds of contestants, all aspiring to become next Nigerian Idol superstar, thronged…
5 Feb 2015
A TRIBUTARY in Servitude captures the complex struggles of a generation whose words have been silenced, whose rage and search for meaning have been quietened. Divided into six sections that trace the course of Africa’s servitude through a maze of histories, politics, social upheavals, prophesies and personal struggles, the poet deftly weaves metaphorical threads into…
5 Feb 2015
WITH a focus on how technology shapes art, the yearly Global Art Forum takes off in Kuwait, on March 14 and 15 and continues at its birthplace, Art Dubai, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai  UAE, March 18-20. For the first time in its ninth year running, the event is holding in Kuwait.   The theme…
5 Feb 2015
FOR so many years, South African literature has been dominated by the themes of violence, apartheid and matters that generate enthusiastic and spectacular responses. However, in An Imperfect Blessing, Nadia Davids celebrates the ordinary. Growth, self-discovery and pregnant expectations become the signifiers of the new dawn, which 1993 represents in the minds of South Africans.…
5 Feb 2015
PROFESSOR Tony Afejuku’s third collection of poetry A Spring of Sweets (Mace Books/Sunbird Africa Media Limited, Lagos; 2014) is an intimately experiential exposition of a poet who looks at the broad spectrum of life in a lyrical narrative. Although life isn’t all sweets or spring, but the poet persona has experienced a measure of sweet…
Nollywood
5 Feb 2015
THE 65th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival otherwise called Berlinale opened yesterday to throngs of excited movie stars and moviegoers in the tourism friendly city of Berlin, Germany. Runing till February 15, 2015, the ten days-long festival is reputed as the world’s biggest public film festival.  Over 400,000 sold tickets, almost 20,000 professional…

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