As business activities open this year at the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), chairman of the society, Chief Tony Okoroji, has asked members across the country to see 2019 as a year of tremendous growth. According to Okoroji, as the creative industry enters a new year with fresh leadership at the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC),…
Jaywon, Small Doctor, others thrill at beach fiesta
Last weekend, Chelsea London Dry Gin hosted its loyal consumers to an end of the year beach carnival tagged, Catching Fun with Jaywon. The music fiesta, which was held at Barracuda Beach Resort, Lagos, saw artistes like, Small Doctor, Jaywon, Dotman, Joeel, Solidstar, Slimcase, Dremo and a host of upcoming artistes perform. Afolabi Kasomo, Brand…
Nigerian art of 80s in review - Part 2
It took the combination of Messrs Olasehinde Odimayo and Mike Omoighe; the deductive and modular measurement exponent to persuade me to document the role I played in the artist’s boom of the 80s.
For social justice, Durodola hits Lagos with performance art
Against the tide of fine art’s strong commercial drive, performance artists in Lagos hardly get attention. In fact, the numerical strength of artists from the performance genre in Lagos appears stagnant, as only four or five are involved.
Kolapo votes social mediate beauty for breast cancer
As communication, specifically via the social media links, increases art appreciation, health information, among others, are also made to tag along.
With Remilekun, Badmus opens a new vista in wearable Art
When Morenikeji Badmus, a biochemistry graduate from Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, decided to become an artist, she had, by her own admission, only seen Chief Monica Oyenike Okundaye at work. The woman was the only professional artist she had seen work dexterously on textile as well as other media of artistic expressions without stress.…
Documenting Yoruba Heritage in Abanikonda-Adeyeye’s Art
Deep into cultural values of Yoruba, artist Airat Olaide Abanikonda-Adeyeye’s works of paintings, being presented alongside archival photographs, expand documentation of Yoruba people’s fading heritage. Though lacking in contemporary presentation of visual content, Abanikonda-Adeyeye’s solo art exhibition titled Yoruba Arts, Tradition and Cultural Heritage currently showing at National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, enriches and expands narratives…
Williams: Nollywood needs to make evergreen movies to outsmart pirates
From imitating actors he used to watch on TV in his teen years, Oreofe Oludare Adeyemi Williams developed passion for acting. And to live this passion to its fullest, he gained admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University to study dramatic literature. When he left school, he lectured for some time before launching out into the big…
Tale of 1000 Miniatures seeks reawakening of interest in art sector
A lot of Nigerians have passion for art. Some take it as a pastime activity, while others regard it as a full-time profession, and so channel their energy into it.
Nigeria links China-Africa art, culture in collaborative effort
Beyond investing and partnering with Africa in infrastructural development, China keeps showing interest in the art and culture sector, so indicates an ongoing partnership.
9mobile photography competition unveils voters’ choice, shortlist
Nigeria’s most youth-focused telecommunication company, 9mobile, has announced ‘Voters’ Choice’ as well as the shortlist for the 2018 edition of its Photography Competition. The ‘Voters’ Choice’ category was selected through a two-week online public vote which was opened to photography enthusiasts from November 5 to 19, 2018. The winner of the ‘Voters’ Choice’ category is…