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7 Mar 2015
A gripping modern horror puts lover boy actor, Mike Ezuruonye (Emeka) on the edge of life, as he battles, not only to save his wife, the beautiful Omoni Oboli (Adaku) and their unborn baby, but also his investment of N120million, inadvertently, on a cemetery, glorified in a posh duplex – but too late, the resident…
7 Mar 2015
NIGERIAN  filmmakers and film journalists who attended the 10-day long 65th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival have confessed that they didn’t miss home at all since while in the freezing Berlin, Germany. They said they found the popular Mama J Restaurant located in the heart of Berlin as the proper ‘home away from…
AJE-2
7 Mar 2015
WILL man ever be free from troubles? Would his desires ever meet? Would there be a time he would stop thinking of getting rich quick, will man ever be fateful to his words? These and many other questions make up the theme of Aje.     Performed by Theatre on the Mainland, the play, using a…
Oba-Sonuga
7 Mar 2015
BEFORE a person decides to write his life-story for the public to read, he must have been well-assured that his experience is of great significance not just to himself, but to the society at large.    This is the touchstone with which great biographies evaluated, and “Deep as the Ocean’, an autobiographical account of the…
7 Mar 2015
TWO authors, Ukot Ette and Omagbitse Barrow, have urged government at all levels, parents and guardians and other stakeholders in the Nigerian nation to take practical steps to inculcate leadership values in Nigerians in the early stage of their lives as part of efforts to build a better Nigeria.     Ette and Barrow, who…
7 Mar 2015
NIGERIA is about to raise a brief eyebrow in the direction of the beleaguered book industry, where a major reading experience that has just hit the bookstands is certain to cause some fidgets in the corridors of power. Although the PR outfit of the Enugu-based publishers, Delta Publications (Nigeria) Limited, insists that their new drama…
7 Mar 2015
FORMER General Secretary during Alhaji Abubakar Gimba’s presidency of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr. Wale Okediran has endowed a short story prize in honour of the late author. Okediran, who succeeded Gimba as ANA president, announced the prize endowment during his recent condolence visit to the Gimba’s family and Niger State chapter of the…
Gimba
7 Mar 2015
ABUJA. November 22, 1997. It was another election year for the Association of Nigerian Authors  (ANA) and the writers could be seen in groups and clusters feverishly canvassing for votes. As usual, the posts of the National President and General Secretary were top on the political list with the former the more emotive of the…
7 Mar 2015
FROM being shortlisted for two prizes; the 2012 Melita Hume Poetry Prize and 2012 Erbacce Poetry Prize in its manuscript form, Clinical Blues (WriteHouse, Ibadan; 2014) has increased in its acclaim of being a good debut collection of poetry serenading readers far and wide. The book which may be seen as a poetic-memoiristic portrayal of…
4 Mar 2015
ANOTHER set of writers for the Ebedi International Writers Residency are expected in Iseyin, Oyo State on March 9, 2015. Just like the first set of writers who completed their residency in February, the second set will also be an all female team.   The writers are Halima Aliyu from Bauchi State, Adeola Adeyemi Salau…
Okhumoya--4-2-15
4 Mar 2015
IVERSATILE creative disciples are found in many Nigerian communities; as entertainers, they are judged on different levels, but for late Okhumoya Iyekhor, he was an all rounder: his diction in singing was captivating and inciting, making his listeners to wish that they were gifted with his dexterous footsteps when he dances and when he decides…
4 Mar 2015
GOVERNOR Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina State has commended the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) for providing the nation with the best film training facilities, Institution (the National Film Institute) and opportunities for Nigerian filmmakers to update their skills in film production.   The governor also lauded the interventions by the film agency in bridging the…

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