In Ebonyi, criticism conference takes centrestage
Criticism is rarely a popular genre of literature. But emerging issues in modern narrative makes it important and essential. This age old tradition came to the fore at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State recently, when the Association of Nigerian Authors...
For Rwanda’s Ubumuntu Arts Festival, Kinonso goes crowd-funding
Rarely adopted in the Nigerian art space to raise funds for artistic and cultural projects, Kinonso Koncepts may have broken the ice as the pioneering theatre company to crowd-fund its forthcoming invitational performance in Kigali, Rwanda at the fourth Ubumuntu Arts Festival.
With Isale Eko, Benson retells Lagos chieftaincy story
Long before the coming of colonial masters, the various kingdoms in the country had their leadership structure. They equally had ways by which new kings emerged.In Isale Eko, a play staged to celebrate the 55th anniversary of one of Nigeria’s foremost insurance company, AIICO Insurance Plc.
Let me entertain you
A few years ago I attended a film festival and naturally, ran into a few filmmakers, one of which was a really cerebral director with very artistic and Avant Garde influences from Europe, Third Cinema and German impressionism.
Patrick Diabuah: Create right structure and theatre will generate wealth
To be honest, I love the art of performance, specifically acting on stage. I would say that it is my first attraction, something that I have always wanted to do as a child, but as it might sound the stage found me.
Of demons, ghosts in Yeats: The Only Jealousy of Emer on stage in Lagos
Recently Ireland-based Nigerian actors, Yemi Adenuga, Deji Adenuga, Oluwayomi Ogunyemi, Esosa Ighodaro, Penelope Anyaji-Aniuzu, and Deola Gimbiya, who joined up in Lagos, performed The Only Jealousy of Emer, written by famous Irish writer, William Butler Yeats at Freedom Park, Lagos. It was the presentation of Nigerian Carnival Ireland, a Nigerian-centric culture outfit managed by the…
Made in Nigeria poetry group set to hit Jos
Dike Chukwumerije and his group are set to take the Made in Nigeria Simply Poetry to Jos, Plateau State, after two epic performances in Maiduguri and Yola, with a message of empathy, love and tolerance on the journey to nationhood in order to encourage peace building.
MTNF, BAP bring back ‘Fela and the Kalakuta Queens’
Another run of the critically acclaimed hit musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens is back courtesy of the MTN Foundation and Bolanle Austen-Peters Production (BAP).
From Lagos to Jos: Theatre festivals expanding Nigeria’s cultural landscape
As Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) 2018 drew to a close on Sunday, March 4, in Lagos, Jos Festival of Theatre (JFT), organised by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Dr. Patrick-Jude Oteh-led Jos Repertoire Theatre (JRT), took off the same day in faraway city of Jos, Plateau State capital. The two festivals…
Mining dangers of absentee parents in 'The Walking Stick'
Parenting is a coordinating effort of the mother and the father, which is why both must create time for their children. Knowing the negative effects lack of good parenting could have on young ones and the society informed the American author, Barbara Johnson, in one of her inspirational works on parenting to say: ‘To be…
NFC announces date for 2018 ZUMA Film Festival as Adesanya chairs jury
With theme, Archiving For Creativity, the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), has announced that the yearly film festival ZUFF will take place from December 1 to 7 in Abuja, the nation’s capital and traditional host city.
Flowers introspect: An uncommon lesson for all
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, must have seen a lot of cases on violence against women that made him come up with this clarion call: ‘We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.’