As soon as he stepped out of the Modupe and Folorunso Alakija Auditorium at the Faculty of Law of Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo town that Monday late afternoon, the Alaafin, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III beckoned at the coterie of palace entertainers mainly drummers and Sekere players. The group, four hours earlier,…
Overcoming the limitations of life
Overcoming the limitations of life’ was the theme of a public lecture by the Lagos Zone of the Rosicrucian Order (Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, AMORC), a fortnight ago. It attracted hundreds of people, particularly the academia and self-employed intellectuals. Given at the Isis Lodge, Ilupeju, the lecture was preceded by the introduction of the…
Jim Ovia: All hail iconic banker at book launch
“When the dust settles and the definitive history of contemporary Africa is written, Jim Ovia will be prominently cited as one of the founding fathers of Africa’s modern banking system.
Beyond broadcasting, adding value to humanity is Danladi Bako’s priority
His footprints in the broadcasting industry have remained evergreen. Mallam Nasir Danladi Bako, Kogunan Sakwatto began to show rare stuff at a tender age of 16 manning the airwaves of then Rima Radio, Sokoto with his masterly delivery of news and different programmes in both Hausa and English languages. The desire to enrich his broadcast…
‘If we stay focused as Africans, we have everything it takes to become world power’
The concept of African Renaissance suggests that African people and nations shall overcome the current challenges confronting them and achieve cultural, scientific, and economic renewal. And with the level of collaborations and work being done across Africa today, especially among young people, it seems that much-touted renaissance is gradually coming true.
‘It will be unpatriotic to have FCMB and not use it to help my people’
If you are a regular at the yearly Ojude Oba Cultural Festival in Ijebu Ode, then you must have observed that aside from the Awujale of Ijebuland...
Uduaghan unveils AfrigoldTV in Lagos
Former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan has unveiled AfrigoldTV, a global web platform that provides paid - for films on - demand. AfrigoldTV CEO, Oby Olebara-Uzoukwu said that the governor’s presence is a clear indication of his belief in the motion picture industry as a driver and a fulcrum to leapfrog the economy.
Nigerian comedy stars storm Accra for Glo Laffta Fest
Star comedians of Nigerian descent will this Sunday light up the skies of Ghana, the capital city of Ghana, as Globacom hosts an edition of the popular Glo Laffta Fest at the prestigious Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair, Accra, Ghana.
GEM partners COSON on intellectual property toolkit
As part of effort to educate and enlighten the Nigerian populace and the entertainment industry in particular, the Growth and Empowerment (GEM) Project, funded by the World Bank and domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has entered into a new partnership with the Copyright Society of Nigeria....
UK-based singer, Queen Rosemary, bounces back
Just when many had started asking of her whereabouts, Nigeria-born international singer, Queen Rosemary Omeda, a.k.a Rosemary Awele, is back big time on the scene, with the re-invigoration of her still tottering baby, African Film & Music Award, AFMA.