Gabriel Okara Literary Feast 2017... Making a book city out of Port Harcourt
The maiden edition of Gabriel Okara Literary Festival 2017, which seeks to re-energise literary consciousness in the city of Port Harcourt that also hosted similar feast a few years ago that culminated in the city....
To overcome recession, goverment must invest in theatre and the creative industry
“So, it is incumbent on all of us at NANTAP, on all performing artists, patrons, sympathisers and empathisers to rescue the theatre from down-under, from the cold, gripping and strangulating hands of the messengers of death.”
Eghosa Imasuen, Anwuli Ojogwu birth a narrative dream
The objective is “to be standard bearers that produce superior content and products, bridge the knowledge-to-action gaps on the bookmaking process, and provide continuous...
Afrikulture is the city’s newest pop up art gallery; Narrative Landscape Press is a ‘kind of’ new publishing firm and House of Wahala is a new art auction house.
Confronting the demons of archiving history in Nigeria
It is a shame that history has since been dropped from our schools curriculums. Many of our heads of state, presidents, governors, senators, and House of Representative members, even states and local governments people appear so ashamed of their past and how they got to the top.
55 cheers to pioneers of UNILAG’S Department of English
The Department of English, University of Lagos, recently celebrated one of its former Heads of Department, foremost poet and playwright, Prof. John Pepper Clark, at a lecture organised in his honour and to mark the department’s 55th anniversary.
Book industry reels in debt as publishers, booksellers bicker
Booksellers or distributors, on the other hand, cite poor sales figures and rising cost of running their business as reason they are sometimes unable to maintain their own part of the bargain to publishers.
iREP Docu-Film Fest 2017… archiving Africa’s past and present for the future
Freedom Park, Lagos, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 came alive with captains of showbiz personalities, members of the academia and Nollywood top shot, who gathered for the cocktail reception of the yearly iREP International Documentary Film Festival.
At the time of his death in 1997, the photographer Hakeem Shitta had, in his library, over 6,000 images of Nigerian poets, actors, dramatists, visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, essayists...
With new Museum, Ambode set Lagos on tourism destination path
It was a gathering of ‘who is who’ in the Nigerian arts and culture sector recently, as the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, unveiled plans to transform some iconic spaces and buildings around the Onikan axis, with the hope of making Lagos a major tourism hub.