Tobosun Receives International Award For Mother Tongue Literature 2016
Nigerian linguist, teacher and writer, Mr. Kola Tubosun has been named the recipient of the Premio Ostana International Award for Scriptures in the Mother Tongue 2016, (Il Premio Ostana Internazionale Scritture in Lingua Madre 2016). The prize is organised by Culture ofthe Chambra D’Oc in Ostana, (Cuneo, Italy), and given for the defense of indigenous…
For ‘Marker’ At Art Dubai, Focus Is On Philippines
Philippines is joining the list of countries that have participated in the Marker section of Art Dubai as the country features in the 2016 edition. Two editions ago, West Africa was the focus as galleries from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali and Senegal and Cameroon exhibited artists who were largely based in Africa. As Art…
JimiKing Celebrates 30 Years In Fashion
Nigerian-born internationally celebrated Artist/Designer JimiKing will celebrate 30 years of fashion creativity this year. A series of events in Lagos, Atlanta, New York and Washington DC slated all year long kicks off this today with fashion and cocktail at his Lagos Boutique 137, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos. Time is 3:00pm to 8:00pm. A former pianist…
Celebrating The Less Privileged Child
In a bid to enhance the intellectual growth of the less privileged Nigerian child, Peregrine Reads, an organization established for the promotion of creativity, passion and talent, in collaboration with Moc White Images, has organized the third part of its ‘Child Hero’ project titled Street Funfair. According to the CEO of Peregrine Reads, Miss Chinonye…
Thinking About God… Reflections On Conceptions And Misconceptions
Having penned the classic books, The Christian and Reincarnation, and Building Future Societies: The Spiritual Principles, Stephen Lampe’s new effort comes as a meeting point for atheists, religious fanatics, agnostics, free-thinkers, believers of diverse faiths, and Scientists. His aim is to take everyone from the level of mere talking into the sphere of reasoning. The…
Mbah Holds Solo Art Exhibition
Political science graduate and retired banker, Mr. Victor Mbah, has gone full time after his passion in painting. The artist will be holding a solo arts exhibition with the theme ‘In The Beginning.’ The show is scheduled to take place at Didi Museum from February13 through 19 from 9am to 6pm daily. Mbah, who has…
Three Wise Men… Return of comedy merchant to moviedom
Tears for Love, Deadly Affair, Onome and Mama Sergeant Okoro are movies that mark him out as one of the early producers that shaped Nigeria’s creative phenomenon called Nollywood.
Rumbling in the house of arts
AT early hours of last Saturday, roaring sound of bulldozers invaded and shattered the peace of the sprawling compound in Iganmu, which in recent years, has served as a community for some 100-plus members of the Nigerian Creative industry.
Why Nigeria Should Enlist More Heritage Sites, By Culture Minister
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has expressed needs for the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) to work towards increasing Nigeria’s Sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Nigeria’s Bukar Usman To Deliver Colloquium Keynote In Niamey
PUBLIC intellectual, folklorist and author, Dr. Bukar Usman will deliver the keynote address at an international colloquium that has as topic ‘Cultural Diversity and National Identity: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st century’ at the Universite Abdou Moumouni De Niame, in Niger Republic. The colloquium will hold from June 13 through 15, 2016 in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic.
Drop Charges Against Atiku, Creative Industry Group Cries Out
A group of practitioners in Nigeria’s creative industry has petitioned Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Atorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Mr. Kazeem Adeniji and Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni to intervene and free lagos-based performance artist, Mr. Jelili Atiku, from illegal detention.