It was fun and excitement last weekend in the forest of Ijegba in Ibara Housing Estate, Kenta, Idiaba, Abeokuta, as over 1,084 children from across the country encountered venerable writer and Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Professor Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka (Kongi).
Online coach, Obi trains women on finding their gold
To create avenue for women to earn more and leverage on their talents for gain, Nigeria’s queen of online courses, Stephanie Obi, at a workshop recently, inspired others to venture into creating online courses.More than 100 women entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered for the training at the event tagged...
How upcoming theatre directors, troupes revamp performance spectatorship
The economic meltdown in world over, no doubts have led to a scale down of budgets for leisure and entertainment, especially in Nigeria, where they are considered as luxury items. While the Nigerian movie and music scenes are this time around ascending to greater heights, with big artistes attracting foreign collaborations.....
From Abeokuta to Ibadan: Wole Soyinka’s years of ‘dislocated’ formation - Part 2
Wole may not have been there when the activities of “Beere”and her devoted and sufficiently incensed followers took their gargantuan social project to an successful apogee in 1947, forcing the promulgation of the insensitive tax policy, a radical adjustment of the colonial government’s operational machinery in Egbaland, and the eventual abdication of the revered Alake…
CORA/Arterial Nigeria launches ESP to boost creative industry capacities
CORA/ARTERIAL Network Nigeria, at its 2017/2018 General Assembly held on Saturday 7 July 2018, launched the Enterprise Support Programme (ESP), an initiative developed in partnership with a leading full service commercial law firm, Ajumogobia & Okeke, for professional legal advisory services to Nigerian creative industry entrepreneurs. The event brought together members of Arterial Network in…
MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi statues swell ‘failed’ Lagos public space art
Over the years, art works from Nigeria have enjoyed rave reviews and plaudits. However, quite worrisome is that recent public space sculptures from the country - Lagos State precisely – have cast doubts on its artistic valour.
In To My Younger Self, Onadeko brings mentors, mentees together
As the country’s economy worsens by the day, experts are beginning to see alternative ways to engaging and directing the immense energies and talents of young people to positive use.
Unlocking potential of culture, creativity for sustainable development
On March 21, 2011 over 450 members of the creative community gathered at the banquet hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos. It was an event, which many, who attended, would not forget in a hurry.
When Nigeria lost the TV groove
Last week, The Guardian ran a story on 50 years of The Village Headmaster. In what seems a sequel to that, GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR, Arts and Culture Editor, takes a look at how television lost its groove to Nollywood revolution. Gbagan! Gbagaun!! Gbaun!!! Omo oni resi tide Omo oni resi tide Aduke… Alake… omo oni…