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5 Jul 2015
The story of boy meets girl from different backgrounds or conflicting families is not a new one (Romeo and Juliet) but the idea of such story taking place in Nigeria, Africa is intriguing. In so far that the cultural values and traditions of West Africa (Nigeria) are for the most part unknown to the rest…
5 Jul 2015
Nigeria’s foremost culture centre Terra Kulture has opened a new frontier in developing theatre in the country. Two Fridays ago it took theatre to the grassroots and away from highbrow Victoria Island and Ikoyi. It was not for nothing that Terra Kulture boss Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters was awarded Theatre Personality of the Year 2015 by…
5 Jul 2015
Painter and author Okrikri Ogheneomaero Lois’ solo exhibition, which held at the Foursquare Church, Magodo Shangisha, Lagos, was a feast of colours. It was her first solo exhibition and was more like the artist’s oeuvre, particularly with the use of simple colours such as yellow and blue. More dazzling was Okrikri’s effort in projecting the…
5 Jul 2015
Notable Nigerian gospel music stars, including Asu Ekiye, Panam Percy Paul, Samsong and Solomon Lange will join other music acts to perform at the launch of audio bible billed for July 18, 2015 at Congress Hall of Nicon Hilton, Abuja, starting from 1pm. Dike Chukwumerije, son of late Senator Chukwumerije, would also dish out soul-inspiring…
4 Jul 2015
ONGOING conversation regarding the unstructured distribution of movies in Nollywood will soon yield results, as filmmakers continue to lament the poor state of distribution of films in the country. Many say the situation makes it difficult for them to remain in business. Indeed, critics and practitioners see the lack of proper distribution mechanism, as having…
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…

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