Cape Town kicks off Africa’s art fair calendar for 2018
THE sixth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair opens in roughly 90 days’ time, with far more ambitious programming than its last five outings. Set up at the city’s International Convention Centre, from February 16-18, 2018, it hosts an increasing number of galleries from outside the continent, showing new, edgy (and not-so-edgy) visual art…
Ghariokwu in ‘dance floor’ steps for Fela’s Afrobeat and unique album covers
As long as Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, remains a recurring subject on global creative space, designer, Lemi Ghariokwu, would not stop being a human encyclopaedia on the controversial musician. For the 20th year anniversary of Fela’s death, it would have been an incomplete landmark not to hear from Ghariokwu, who was the musician’s album…
Bassey, Sinachi, Okposo, others for unusual praise
THE yearly gospel music event, Unusual Praise, is set to take place on December 9 at the Atrium Events Centre, next to Catholic Church of Divine Mercy, Lekki Phase 1, lagos, from 5pm till dawn. The theme for this year’s show is ‘Be Thou Exalted O Lord, Above the Havens, Let thy glory be above…
Africa’s art showcase to check imported luxury goods
IN order to checkmate the tendency of Nigerians, who crave after imported goods, including art works and interior designs, and entrench a culture of patronising indigenous products, Luxury Villas Group, a premium real estate service and brokerage company, is set to hold the biggest luxury event of the year. It aims to showcase distinctive arts,…
Stakeholders’ take as frenetic season of book festivals ends
Wikidepia's description of a literary festival, also known as a book festival or writers’ festival, comes handy in delineating the place of a gathering for conversation...
An art exhibition showing over 100 pieces of (mostly) paintings served as “starters” for the 60th Birthday dinner for Kavita Chellarams last Friday evening at the Kia Showroom on Victoria Island.
NOK arts, others find new home in Kaduna art gallery
The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) recently opened a new art gallery in Kaduna, Kaduna State. Situated within the premises of the commission, the new gallery is segmented into MANY areas, each holding a history that is preserved and secured for posterity.
With lion and the jewel, TK delivers a talking point for his 70th birthday
Three months from now, Tunde Kelani will be 70 years old. As he releases his latest movie, Sidi Ilujinle, in cinemas from December, the country’s most important filmmaker is inadvertently providing the material for the talking buzz around that landmark birthday.
A narrative on Philistine leadership
Curtains fell, last Saturday, on 19th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017. But the memory of the one-week culture and arts festival will continue to linger.
PIN interrogates ‘The Poet Of Idoto’ at LABAF
“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the violent death of the eminent poet, Christopher, while in service on the side of secessionist Biafra in the Nigerian-Biafra war.”