Badagry Festival and calls for diaspora Africans to return to motherland
The cause and effect of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, where millions of Africans were forcibly transported to the Americas and Europe between the 16th and 19th centuries, formed the core of the colloquium held as part of activities to mark this year’s Diaspora Festival, Badagry 2017.
The Nigerian artist Peju Alatishe will be part of a panel entitled The Significance and Power of Womanhood, at the 10th Jo’burg Art Fair. The talk will take place next Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Theatre on Nelson Mandela Square at the Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton....
NAL feathers the caps of humanities’ eggheads
The J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, venue of the 2017 Nigerian Academy of Letters’ (NAL), yearly convocation and investiture of five new Fellows...
Just what exactly is Banana Island Ghost trying to say? The Wedding Party is meant to make us laugh at ourselves; Isoken is about the pressure society imposes on a thirty something year...
Davids takes a shot at 5th Anniversary
Award-winning Nigerian filmmaker and cinematographer, Oluyinka Davids, has directed a new film, 5th Anniversary and would hit the cinemas soon. The South African trained filmmaker has made a respectable name for himself through hard work and passion for his job in the industry.
New act to reposition tourism sector underway
The process of amending some of the Acts that established some agencies under the Ministry of Culture is underway. Two months ago, the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism had a public hearing on a Bill for the repeal and enactment of a new Act for National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR).
Eko Tag partners FCMB on Art Express 115
It was organised by the Eko Tag team in partnership with Fist City Monument Bank (FCMB) to engage, appreciate and reward the art community in a live art competition.
How writing in indigenous languages became talking point at Book Party
Reacting to the query, Jumoke Verissimo (The Birth of Illusion) observed that most modern day writers’ grasp of their mother tongue is at best average, noting that many do not have the commanding grasp of their indigenous languages to write adequately in it.
Alkali and Abouleila… Beaming searchlight on Muslim women’s writings
Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST 2017), held early in the month, thrown up many interesting topics, particularly its focus on issues that are peculiar to Muslim women living and working in Northern Nigeria
Three female writers hit Ebedi Residency
Three female writers, two from Ghana and one from Nigeria, have arrived Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria, for the July-August 2017 session of Ebedi International Writers Residency.