International Museum Day 2018 and ‘hyperconnected’ lesson for Nigeria
As much as museums are basically about preservation of the past for the good of today and the future, the dynamics of a world on a fast lane would not allow its management to continue to remain antiquated.
Creative arts training: Runsewe leads Africans to China
The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has described Nigeria as the heart and soul of African culture. Runsewe, who led a 22-man delegate from eight African countries to the Arts and Creative Design Training in Shenzhen....
Activities of NGOs under scrutiny in Globacom’s TV drama series
The proliferation of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria is something many have expressed concern about. While many of such organisations are indeed genuine, some others have, through their activities, left people wondering the real motive behind their establishment.
Agballah unveils where the rain started beating us on May 22 at Enugu
Literary icons would on May 22 gather at the Base Events Centre, Enugu, for the public reading and unveiling of Where The Rain Started Beating US, written by Ugochukwu Agballah.
Nigerian creative arts exchange berths in Paris, showcases culture
Nigerian arts and culture will take centre-stage, when the maiden edition of Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange comes alive in Paris this weekend. The Embassy of Nigeria in France will host French business community to an exhibition of Nigeria’s finest art, cuisine, fashion, music, film and traditional games. The platform would promote cultural exchange and diplomacy…
Codeine: Ban shouldn't create business for smugglers –– Soyinka
Adejuwon Soyinka, Editor, BBC Pidgin Service, is a multiple award-winning journalist. His recent undercover documentary titled, Sweet Sweet Codeine, with Ruona Meyer, has instigated discussions at different segments of Nigerian society — from pharmaceutical companies to law enforcement agencies, drug administration, and parents. The documentary unearthed issues, which before now have been handled at different…
A marriage of watercolour masters, luxury and royalty at The Content
Art masters, royalty, art dealers and enthusiasts from across the country recently gathered at Adam and Eve, a one-stop home and office luxury store, at Ikeja GRA, Lagos, for the third edition of The Content.
Outrage continues over white curator for Brooklyn Museum’s African collection
Two weeks after the Brooklyn Museum, New York, U.S., announced the appointment of Kristen Windmuller-Luna as curator of its African collection, outrage and condemnation have continued to trail the decision.
Ogwu’s freedom as a metaphor for human development
Festus Eyitemi Ogwu returns to the art exhibition circuit for his first solo, with the ‘gospel’ of creating an atmosphere of self-determination for all. A painter of deep impressionistic rendition, Ogwu, who has over three decades of post-training practice....
Affordable Art Fair makes its debut in Ibadan
The growing trend of art fair around the world is also getting attention in Nigeria, so suggests a new addition, Affordable Art Fair two years after Art-X Lagos made its debut as West Africa’s first art fair.
Female artists demand better recognition, gender parity
Not less than 49 female artists, with about 200 art lovers, recently gathered at Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, for the exhibition of Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN), which was in its seventh edition. The event marked the association’s 16th anniversary and celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 that had ‘Press for Progress’ as theme. For…
Demonising indigenous beliefs, cultures bane of tourism development
Recently, renowned Sculptor, Adeola Balogun, held the first art fair at his native Ota, Ogun State, titled Ota Art Fair. The two-day exhibition was designed to project positive image, culture, and tradition of Ota people. It also brought the attention of art enthusiasts, professionals, collectors and other creative persons to Ota town to share, learn…