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7 Mar 2015
NORWEGIAN artist, Bente Vindvik’s solo art exhibition of paintings titled A Nordic View of Nigeria and currently showing for three weeks at Quintessence Gallery, Parkview, Ikoyi, Lagos is one parting gift that presents the host country as a place of colourful paradox and energy. Vindvik, an expatriate who lived in Angola for three years and…
Bamako-Encounter
7 Mar 2015
AFTER several months that Bisi Silva was said to have been chosen to lead the 10th Bamako Encounters, African Biennale of Photograhy, the Ministry of Culture, Mali and Institut Français have formally announced the appointment of Silva as Artistic Director of the event. But Silva has the challenge of Telling Time,in  the theme of the…
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7 Mar 2015
BETWEEN the periods of completing formal training and professional career, the number of female artists that are visible in practice drops rapidly. Most often, the visual arts profession’s loss of young female artists is the gains of other non-creative sectors of the economy and domestic or family considerations.   Apart from the academia that accommodates the…
7 Mar 2015
THE dateline was Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Badr Hall in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The occasion was the Merit Award Night in appreciation of the contributions of African non-Arab countries to the success of 2014 Hajj operation. Pilgrims, over two millions from 37 countries of the world…
7 Mar 2015
AWARD winning director, Destiny Ekaragha and Regional Director, MNET (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu are the cover stars for the anniversary edition of Nolly Silver Screen magazine.  According to the Editor, Isabella Akinseye, “This edition is testament to the vision we have for ourselves — to deliver quality and entertaining film journalism with an emphasis on…
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…
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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…

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