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13 Jan 2016
The Liberian conflict was as complicated as the mythological labyrinth. The stage was set for the conflict by the refusal of the settler community (otherwise known as the Congos or Americo-Liberians) to institute democratic reforms in the country during their 133-year rule. During this period, the natives who constitute more than 90 per cent of…
13 Jan 2016
Nigeria’s premier African themed resort, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ikegun Village, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, has continued to dazzle the world with its creative impulses and historic feats as it has created the first ever swimming pool with an island spiced with a life coconut tree in the middle. This latest development is coming…
12 Jan 2016
Some occupants of the artists’ village within the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), National Arts Theatre Complex in Iganmu, Lagos State, on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to renovate the facilities there. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Lagos that the renovation would go a long…
10 Jan 2016
There are perhaps few texts that best exemplify the eternal struggle between men and women over which sex best understands the other and what the relationship between them should be than late Prof. Ola Rotimi’s Man Talk Woman Talk. The closest perhaps are Eva Ensler’s Vagina Monologues and Wole Oguntokun’s The Tarzan Monologues that also…
10 Jan 2016
If artist and mother of three, Bunmi Oyesanya-Ayaoge’s state of health does not receive the deserved urgent attention, she may not walk on her feet again. Oyesanya-Ayaoge has been bedridden for almost one year after she was knocked down by what appeared like hit-and-run by a LAGbus in February last year.
10 Jan 2016
• We disassociate ourselves from the film; Adedevoh was not well portrayed, says family • Threat ridiculous; we will tell the story, producer insists When the news first broke on social media on Monday that the families of the late physician who died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after contracting it from American-Liberian diplomat Mr.…
10 Jan 2016
Widening of professional groups, according to specialised areas, has received a boost as a new entrant Visual Printmakers Association of Nigeria (VPAN) made its formal entry recently. Foundation members include masters as well as younger generation printmaking. Shortly after VPAN’s meeting, held at master printmaker, Dr Bruce Onobrakpeya’s studio in Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, the…
10 Jan 2016
Over 90 galleries from 40 countries participating in Art Dubai from March 16-19 2016 confirm the strength of the art fair as one of the leading spots for global art market. Over five hundred artists who represent 70 nationalities are estimated to show at the yearly Art Dubai event.
10 Jan 2016
As policy makers in public and private sectors are battling with youth unemployment across developing nations of the world, artist Lanre Olagoke continues to use his experience of over two decades as a creative professional to empower the youth. Based in the U.K, Olagoke’s current project, which he calls Open Door is focused at engaging…
10 Jan 2016
THE National Union of Isoko Students (NUIS) nation-wide recently held its festival of Arts and Culture on December 29, 2015, to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Isoko people. The venue was Isoko Central School (ICS), Oleh, Delta State. The festival featured Isoko songs, dress styles, cuisine, proverbs, anecdotes, riddles, dance, myths and legends. The…
10 Jan 2016
Rose of Numen (IFNG Publishing Inc., Australia; 2015), written by Biola Olatunde is a sequel to Numen Yeye, and continues Ife’s journey as she exhibits the spirit of Numen Yeye, a princess of light.
10 Jan 2016
SUDDENLY, the glory days of Nigerian theatre were brought back again as MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, swarmed with audiences starting from December 29, 2015 through January 3, 2016 for Uche Nwokedi’s Kakadu and Bolanle Austin-Peters’ Wakaa. The two Broadway-style Musical Theatres became the perfect way to end a year on a high note of excellence…

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