It was Jamaican-born political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur and orator, Marcus Garvey Jr., who said that a people without the knowledge of their past history...
With Midnight Hotel, Osofisan takes a panoramic view of governance, leadership
As the nation prepares for another round of elections in 2019, the polity is gradually becoming heated, with politicians trying to outwit one in order to be elected.
SONIFES holds November 15, preaches strength in diversity
The 10th edition of Songs of Nigeria Festival (SONIFES) will hold on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The festival seeks to promote peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, leveraging on the country’s diversity, which the organisers described as “our strength.” Speaking recently on the upcoming event, the Executive Secretary of SONIFES, Chuks Akamadu, said it was sad…
With Molue, Sotimirin satirises a nation in chaos
Sai Marie Johnson, the American poet and author, must have observed the madness and troubles engulfed in nation-building, including the informal business entrepesses, when she said: “I’m a beautiful mess of contradiction; a chaotic display of imperfection.” This chaotic display of imperfection, even in our beauty came to the fore in a solo play titled,…
I am not a Nollywood filmmaker
I am not a Nollywood filmmaker. I am a Nigerian who is a filmmaker.” That statement in its various incarnations has triggered many, who take offense to any differentiation from being tagged as a Nollywood filmmaker.
Bewaji’s Satan… Playing mind-games with man’s thought
‘As a man thinketh so he is,’ so says the good old book. Indeed, it is the act of thinking or thought that defines a man and prompts every of his actions, good or bad.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives in theaters
The stage adaptation of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, Lola Shoneyin's entertaining debut novel, will be in the theatres in Lagos from 28th October to 11 November 2018. The novel focuses on the intrigues, struggles, politics of love and rivalries that characterise a typical African polygamous family. The story follows Baba Segi and…
St. Denis celebrates diamond jubilee with music, drama
With music fiesta today, series of drama, quiz among schools, political discourse, sports and other activities, St. Denis Catholic Church, Bariga, Lagos, celebrates its 60th anniversary. The celebrations, which grand finale comes up on October 14, kicked off on May 12 with a praise walk though Fola Agoro and Shomolu. Chairman of the planning committee,…
Once upon a National Troupe of Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria spends N9,132 of taxpayers money every minute and N219, 178 everyday to service inefficiency and non-performance of Tar Ukoh-led National Troupe of Nigeria. This is a staggering sum racked up from the current debt stock, which soared from N21.68 trillion to N22.4 trillion in June. In the last one year,…
Sotimirin to perform Molue, launch book on October 21
Nigeria’s foremost solo dramatist, musician and lecturer, Tunji Sotimirin will on October 21 launch a book on solo performance and also perform his play titled, Molue.
Minna Davies depicts the fallibility of the gods in Lipstick Fever
Explaining the extent betrayal hurts, Mineko Iwasaki, a Japanese author, said: “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”