‘My Rectorship Was By Divine Provision’
Dr. (Mrs.) Theresa Taiwo Akande is the first female Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. She rose through the ranks, heading various positions at different times before assuming the rectorship of the institution. NOT too many women in Nigeria are in leadership positions and even fewer are rectors and vice chancellors of higher…
UTOMI: To Survive, Government Must Cut Cost, Block Leakages
Professor Patrick Utomi, in this interview with DAVID OGAH and TEMILOLUWA ADEOYE, advises government to block all revenue leakages and partner some foreign countries for direct financing of infrastructure.
Yet Another Feather On Arukhe’s Cap
“EXCELLENCE is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” –Aristotle. The above assertion applies to Dr. James Ohioma Arukhe, a…
A Birthday Bash For Veteran Actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett
Friends, family members, fans, colleagues and associates of the veteran actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett converged recently in Lagos to celebrate the matriarch of the stage and screen as she clocked 74
Timeless Nollywood Actress, Steph-Nora Okere
THERE are no two Steph-Nora Okeres in Nollywood. The only person by that name is the multi- talented University of Ife trained theatre artiste who has remained relevant in the movie industry as butter is to bread.
Rapper MI reveals next plan for music
Chocolate City rapper, M.I. Abaga, has disclosed that he would like to have a working relationship with some notable African artistes to help to connect the younger generations with the older ones. According to the rapper, he said that Africa had done well in creating a vibrant modern music industry which has been able to…
Jimmy Jean-Louis Named As 2015 NollywoodWeek Ambassador
The festival kicks off on Thursday, June 4 and ends on June 7. “Jimmy is a perfect representation of the open spirit that the festival advocates,” said the festival’s Executive Director, Serge Noukoué.
Nigeria’s Own OC Ukeje Goes To Cannes
IT is confirmed. Ayanda, the South African film from award-winning director Sara Blecher and starring Nigeria’s top actor Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje, aka OC Ukeje, screened at the ongoing Cannes Film Market on May 17.
‘I Was Brought Up To Celebrate Cultural Values’
Jumoke Owoola, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, Development and Sustainability, and publisher of Ostrich Afrique magazine, spoke to DEBO OLADIMEJI on how we can revive cultural values that are being eroded. General background I am a princess from Ayetoro Ekiti but I was born and bred in Lagos. My father, Prince…
Uru Eke, Nollywood’s DazzlingNew Talent
NOLLYWOOD is huge and even observers will agree that the competition among players of the industry is so stiff that most new entrants hardly made it to the front row with just few efforts.
And Light Dims On Veteran Nollywood Actor, Peter Bunor
The entertainment industry was thrown into deep mourning during week as news broke that life and stage lights have dimmed on veteran Nollywood actor, Peter Bunor.
‘Appreciate What You Have No Matter How Little You Think It Is’
Alhaja Mojisola Basirat Martins, a.k.a Mama Danfo was conferred with the title of Iyalode 11, Aiyetoro Community, Lagos recently. She is also the Secretary, National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) Ajeromi Branch and the Chairman, NURTW, Boundary/Oshodi unit.