African beauties shine on Glo-powered CNN African Voices
The next episode of the popular television magazine on the Cable News Network (CNN), African Voices, will be showcasing three beautiful ladies who have carved...
In Jero’s metamorphosis, Soyinka mirrors failed society, institutions
Napoleon Bonaparte, the French statesman, having lost hope in religion, said: “If I had to choose a religion, the sun, as the universal giver of life, would be my god.”
In Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, national interest, culture take centre stage
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Indian sage and political activist, describing the extent colonialists wanted their colonies to do away with their cultures, by destroying cultural artefacts and making them change their thinking, said: “A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people.” Though Gandhi and Wole Soyinka, author of Death…
Our husband has gone mad again goes on stage in Abuja
Ola Rotimi’s comedy, Our husband has gone mad again, will be staged at Merit House, Maitama, Abuja, from today to Sunday, June 16, 2019. Performances start by 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
One draft for the road
It’s an interesting exercise, reading the early draft screenplay of a film you’ve seen and noticing what changed between that screenplays to what must have been the immensely different final draft of the same film.
In Abeokuta, masters chart future for drum in Africa
Last weekend, it was drums carnival in Abeokuta, as the city hosted the 4th edition of African Drum Festival.
An evening with Kien and Friends at MUSON Centre
Last Saturday, April 27, 2019, the prestigious Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, was where to be for music aficionados, as children treated guests to the best of classical music.
It’s a cultural instinct to wait to get picked. To seek out the permission and authority that comes from a publisher or talk show host or even a blogger saying, “I pick you.” Once you reject that impulse and realize that no one is going to select you–which Prince Charming has chosen another house–then you can actually get to work- Seth Godin
From Zaria to Osogbo, the making of curatorial marvel - Part 1
Art, in Nigeria, no doubt, is experiencing an explosion. Once restricted to ‘underfunded departments’ on university and polytechnic campuses and ‘overly dedicated starving artists’, it has gradually staked a claim for the country’s....
Korea Cultural Centre celebrates Day with poetry feast, drama
The Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja, last week, hosted Nigerians and members of the diplomatic community to an evening of arts. The event titled, ‘Poetry Feast and Photo Exhibition’ was in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Korean Independence Movement and establishment of Korean Provisional Government. Several activities were packaged to mark the day, including poetry…