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4 Oct
Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture (LCAC), Idowu Johnson, has advocated a return to the roots when indigenous fashion was given attention
2 Feb 2020
Initiation rites are seen as fundamental to human growth and development as well as socialization. They function by ritually marking the transition of someone to full group membership. These rites of passage take different shapes. One of such initiation rites is sexual cleansing, a common practice in several African countries where a woman is expected…
2 Jun 2019
You need not be Yoruba to have heard of the iconic Queen Moremi Ajasoro. Famed to be one of the most heroic women that ever lived, her bravery and selfless sacrifice are legendary. This easily explains why Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis, the founder of Alexis Galleries Limited and Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, the heritage ambassador of Queen Moremi…
10 May 2019
There are a lot of stories about the slave trade that began in the late 15th century in Nigeria but one of the not so talked about ones is that of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, who was the goddaughter of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom. Sarah was Nigerian by birth, born as Aina to Yoruba…
8 May 2019
Long before Nigeria was colonized by Britain, art and engineering had been a part of our culture. Many Nigerian cultures have had great kingdoms that practiced ancient craftsmanship and passed on the education down to each generation. Though civilization and education mean a certain thing now, there is more than enough proof that certain parts…
20 Apr 2019
Tragic stories of people being smuggled illegally and finding themselves at the risk of assault and abuse such as rape, beating, kidnappings, prostitution, slavery, robbery, organs harvesting, sex/human trafficking, and others are amongst the many incidents that influenced the organisers of the Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF) to place addressing the social menace of illegal…
17 Nov 2018
Renowned South African music superstar, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; Ugandan music activist and parliamentarian, Bobi Wine; Internationally acclaimed video and audio disk jockey, DJ Van; Nigerian music executive, Kenny Ogungbe; Ghanaian entertainment and media owner, Bola Ray; and President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour also known as Obour, will be joined…
23 May 2016
Poet and literary activist Halima Usman has launched an initiative designed to use literature and arts as a means of integrating children of internally displaced persons into the society. The programme, "Voices from the Camp: Literature and Arts as Tools for Reintegration of IDPs" will come up at 10am on May 27, 2016 at the…
14 May 2016
As the Lagos State Government celebrates 365 days in office, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Folorunso Folarin-Coker, has called on stakeholders ...

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Prominent Nigerian professionals, including CEO of Ebonylife Media, Mo Abudu, publisher and author, Betty Irabor and TV personality, Funmi Iyanda, are to attend and speak at the 2023 Linda Ikeji’s Self-made Woman Conference (SMWC) which is holding on Saturday, February 4 in Laos, in partnership with The
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Scores of customers of banks, on Friday, took to major streets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to protest the scarcity of new naira notes, which has been a subject of discussion across major towns and cities in Nigeria.
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Every music genre has its share of iconic albums that are cherished and seared into fans' minds. With African music, there have been a lot of great African albums in recent years that still top the charts all over Africa. These albums usually hold a special place in the hearts of fans, many of whom look back in awe at what African music has achieved since the genre's inception.
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The Lagos State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans to hold mock accreditation exercise of voters in six selected Local Government Areas (LGAs).
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That’S why Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is talking about Renewed Hope. Conscious of all the problems that we have as a country and as a people, he has a solution to the problem of insecurity. T