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29 Jan 2015
THE University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria made history Wednesday, last week when it set the pace with the institution of a “Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson Chair in Music” – culminating in the first Rex Lawson International Highlife Conference and Festival that lasted for three days. Intended to be an annual event, this…
29 Jan 2015
ORGANISERS of the annual iREP Documentary Film Festival have announced call for entries for the fifth edition of the festival, which is scheduled to hold from the 19th to 22nd March 2015, in Lagos.   Executive Director of the festival Mr. Femi Odugbemi disclosed that this edition ‘’promises to be four days of over 40…
Alakijas-Molue
29 Jan 2015
REMEMBER the keke (tricycle) used as a canvas in a painting at Wheatbaker about two years ago? Yes, it’s one of the works of Polly Alakija, from her last solo exhibition titled Here and There. But the artist, few days ago returned for a similar work as she hit Lagos streets in a larger format…
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29 Jan 2015
A new movie, which will premiere in cinemas today, Friday, January 30, at Silverbird cinemas, has got a lot of Nigerians excited. It’s The Department, a romantic and crime movie from the stables of Inkblot Productions in association with Closer Pictures.     This corporate espionage flick is a break away from the norm of…
29 Jan 2015
A COALITION of art administrators and teachers from the academia converged practitioners for a forumtagged First International Conference on the State of Visual Arts Scholarship in Nigeria in the Era of Globalism, holding in the middle of the year at  Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island Lagos.  According to a brief from the organisers,…
Akpan
29 Jan 2015
HOW do children process traumatic situations the crassness of adult world subjects them? How are the abducted Chibok schoolgirls processing whatever horrors their abductors are putting them through? Are they looking forward to a future of possible freedom? What do they feel about a society that seems to have abandoned them to the insurgent wolves?…
Story
29 Jan 2015
POVERTY is the worse form of disease that breeds all sorts of anomalies in the human condition. This is what the family of Jigana and Maisha faces in cosmopolitan Nairobi, Kenya and also in other urban ghettos of Africa, where governments have failed to deliver social and economic well-being to its citizens. Wherever such grinding…
29 Jan 2015
JIMMY Adewale Amu, popularly known as Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt, has dropped a new video titled ‘Glasses up’ from his latest album ‘The Industry’ Volume 1. It features industry heavy weights such as 2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan, Burna Boy and Young Grey C.   The video serves as the anniversary theme song of Jimmy Jatt’s…
29 Jan 2015
MOVIE producer Chinneylove Eze has completed work on her sixth movie, The Good Wife. While sharing her story, Eze said, “I worked and prayed until I got here. I am not where I want to be, but at least I am somewhere. The best gift I gave to myself was being industrious. There’s absolutely nothing…
29 Jan 2015
THE Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka announces its interdisciplinary African Arts Conference Series in honour of Nigerian and other African scholars who have made landmark contributions to the humanities. Under the banner “Anya Fulu Ugo”, the maiden edition will be in honour of Professors El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu, and it is scheduled…
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27 Jan 2015
SHOELESS Night, a gripping and compelling story written by Oluwafemi Oloidi and published by Omojojolo Press, Nigeria, the 187-page book captures, in amazing details, the gruesome encounter of four exuberant youths in the hands of the Nigeria Police Force in Port Harcourt. It is a true-life story garnished with no fiction, no fabrication.   Written…
27 Jan 2015
AFRICAN society places great emphasis on marriage. For this reason, pressures are mounted on every single woman that has attained marriageable age.   The desperation to get married through any means could be partly blamed for marital crises, some of which lead to separation or outright divorce.     It is in her bid to…

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