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28 Feb 2015
IF the large turnout of stakeholders at the maiden edition of the stakeholders forum organised by the Audio Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS), the nation’s sole collective management organization for cinematograph films is to be considered, then the body may have taken off on a good note. The well-attended and star-studded forum, the first…
On-youth-1--28-2-15
27 Feb 2015
  FACED with many challenges thrown up by the ever-changing world youths find themselves behaving like a drowning person throwing hands about in search of something to clutch.  But then the current of modern living is so fast that not many youths find themselves on the lucky side of swimming ashore without being swept away…
Mission-to-stop
26 Feb 2015
A TOUR symposium, which included performance art works featuring Nigerian and foreign artists with a focus on e-waste is hardly a popular outlet to create awareness on abnormality of being a perpetual dumping ground.   But Nigeria’s foremost performance artist, Jelili Atiku is not perturbed as he and others conversed on Bodies of Planned Obsolescence:…
26 Feb 2015
AT the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Yaba, Lagos, U.K-based artist, Leo Asemota was scheduled for  “Masterclass” to discuss the inspiration for his work, The Ens Project, and the relevance of his key materials such as coal, orhue (kaolin), palm oil and vellum that he uses in his drawings and sculptures.    Key point of…
Art-Dubai-1
26 Feb 2015
AS the resilience of modern art continues to boost economic value of art appreciation across the world, the Nigerian master printmaker, Bruce Onobrakpeya and 12 other artists from Africa are experimenting the continent’s modern and contemporary contents at Art Dubai, holding from March 18 to 21, 2015 at Jumeirah, UAE. The 2015 edition, according to…
26 Feb 2015
AFTER 104 days of traversing many Nigerian states, the first batch of winners has emerged from Heroes: Back to the Roots, the first culture-based reality TV show to air in Nigeria.   The winners are: Happiness Udodang (Akwa Ibom State) who clinched the first position; Luter Emmanuel Ikyobo (first runner-up from Benue State) and Chelsea…
26 Feb 2015
THE Management of Synovus Media Limited has announced that the Lagos based marketing communication firm has added a new cable television channel, Rave TV, to shore up its Nollywood Movies Platform this year. Apart from the new cable channel, the company disclosed that it operates on seven television stations and they include; KSMC Kaduna; NSTV…
26 Feb 2015
NOT many see writing as a possible career to go into. Many less so after they had put several active years of service in their chosen fields of endeavour. But there are a few exceptions though like Omo Uwaifo, who, after many years as an engineer with Electricity Company of Nigeria (ECN), took to creative…
26 Feb 2015
THE Windham Campbell Prizes was announced this week its third round of prize-winners, which are chosen confidentially in three categories - fiction, nonfiction, and drama - to honour and support writers anywhere in the world writing in English. The awards, which come with a $150,000 check, can be given for a body of work or extraordinary…
26 Feb 2015
THE movie Still Standing starring Jackie Appiah, Bobby Obodo and others screens in cinemas nationwide from today. The movie is a chronicle of the joy and pain of a striving young American family, originally from Africa, and living the America dream until a major tragedy alters the family’s course. Nne-Amaka, just like so many other virtuous women,…
26 Feb 2015
PARIS-based soul singer, Asa has released the much-anticipated video to the single ‘Satan be Gone’ of her third album, Bed of Stone. Currently on a concert tour in Europe promoting the album, Asa unveils another facet of her artistry with this new video. Directed by filmmaker Meji Alabi, music and visuals come together to present…
26 Feb 2015
THE main auditorium of the University of Lagos, Akoka, will be agog on Sunday, March 15, when the first edition of the long-awaited The Lemuel Iyalla Classic Concert in Mars comes calling. In a chat, founder of the evening event, Lemuel Iyalla, disclosed that the concert would feature comedy performances and other side attractions for…

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