Hubert Ogunde: Immortalising the doyen of Nigerian theatre
The journey to Ososa in Ogun State, the hometown of legendary thespian, Chief Hubert Ogunde, was less than an hour. Our mission was to join the Ogunde family in celebrating an icon and professional, who played a vital role in advancing the practice of theatre arts practice in Nigeria.
Olu Amoda, the country’s most exciting metal sculptor, is headed to Morocco to avenge our collective loss. He will be arriving the country three weeks after the 4.0 trouncing of the Super Eagles by the Moroccan Football team at the CAF Africa Nations Championship Finals.
ANA Abuja’s new year’s opener with physician writer Okediran
Like many book lovers, I had looked forward to the January edition of the guest reading session of Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja, because of the personality of the author’s commitment to the literary craft and I was sure many also did, too, with optimism. We were not disappointed.
Rumble in the house of COSON
Though the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) had made noticeable impact in the creative industry as the sole registered collective management organisation in the country, 2017 remains a landmark year in the history of the organisation.
Opmod Signature releases trailer for 'Redemption'
When a man loses himself to the lures of a city like Lagos, he might just be lost forever. If he ever finds his way back, he might just have found REDEMPTION. This is the tale told in this short film produced by Opmod Signature Media, a fast-growing media company with optimum expertise in television/film…
Practitioners chart roadmap for movie industry in 2018
If most practitioners of Nigerian motion picture industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, have their way, they would wish for 2017 not to go away, at least not so quickly. It was a year that could best be described as remarkable for the industry. It was a year the sector recorded some fantastic and not too…
Ladies advised on self-worth in new episode of Prof. Johnbull
Popular TV situation comedy, Professor Johnbull, powered by telecommunications giant, Globacom, this week, advises young ladies of marriageable age to exhibit a sense of self-worth in their love relationships. The episode entitled Meal Ticket, enjoins would-be couples to comport themselves appropriately as the cerebral Professor Johnbull, the lead character in the series, played by the Nollywood veteran, Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK),…
Creative industry 2017… How government’s action, agencies impeded sectors’ growth
Credit must go to the resilient practitioners of Nigeria’s creative industry if there was any upward swing in 2017. Unlike what happened in the past when they spent time lamenting government’s near lack of interest in the creative sector, practitioners had come to the simple conclusion....
New York Gallery hosts Adeniyi-Jones’ works
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery has announced Flash of the Spirit, its first exhibition with New York-based Nigerian artist, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. Named after Robert Farris Thompson’s landmark 1984 book....