“The first song I fell in love with was King Sunny Ade’s ‘Syncro Syncro,’ that was when I was about eight. I used to love dancing; I still do. I guess that is why I do musicals; I use to do that to control my muscle.”
Highlighting challenges of Pan-Africanism at felabration 2017
Felabration, the yearly public lecture held in honour of music maestro and political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, took place last week. It had as theme ‘40 Years After Festac, 20 Years After Fela… Wither The Pan-African Dream?’ The keynote speaker was Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenyan School of Law, Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno…
Simi chills with fans on Independence Day
X3M music soulful singer, Simi, recently launched her self-titled album Simisola to the delight of both fans and peers. The 15-track album is her second studio effort. In line with her celebrations and heartfelt gratitude over the success of her album, Simi.....
October Rain commemorates Lagos@50, honors Gbadamosi
The 10th edition of October Rain art exhibition will hold from the 28th of October 28 through November 6 at National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.
Entry closes for Queen Moremi Ajasoro pageant
Entry has closed for Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) beauty pageant. So far, over 500 Nigerian ladies have applied for the pageant.
Celebrating legacies of Okigbo 50 years after
On Okigbo dropping the pen for the gun on the part of Biafra, the don stated that it was an act of heroism. He said: “Okigbo’s entry into the field of conflict was an act of heroism.
Why ‘stolen’ artifacts cannot be returned now, by U.S. representatives
Hopes of Europe and America returning thousands of artifacts stolen from Africa to their places of origin deemed yesterday as it was revealed that rather than return them, they were being used to market African history and culture abroad.
With Aso-Ofi Festival, Oyo moves to harness indigenous textile for global market
Over the hilly and rocky plains of Iseyin, nestled in the Ara-Oke countryside of Oyo State, is the ancient art and indigenous textile industry of aso-ofi that has been passed down from generation to generation in unbroken rhythm.
Lagos Biennale-A Throwback To Enwezor’s Beginnings It is a struggle not to assume the influence of Okwui Enwezor’s early curatorial practice on the location and theme of the imminent Lagos Biennale, set for opening on October 14. Curator Folakunle Oshun’s choice of an old railway station, built in the late 19th century, complete with the…
War against piracy widens, as Buhari signs WIPO internet treaties
The field of copyright and related rights has expanded enormously with the progress in technology in recent past.