National gallery celebrates carver of FESTAC ‘77 mask, Pa Joseph Alufa
Social media and smartphones have had significant impact on art world. Digital has put power in the hands of collectors and aficionados to search at will for information, as well as to choose among a myriad of means in order to acquire art.
National theatre and the central bank renaissance
That the country’s National Theatre environment needs a transfiguration, no doubt, is an understatement. A large expanse of its land is still ensconced by swap and canal waiting for the benign encounter with a ‘messiah’.
Artistic cultural ties that bind
The American Embassy in Abuja recently hosted a screening of Grammy-nominated film, The Music of Strangers. There were over 100 people gathered...
FESTAC ’77… Commemorating black and African culture 40 years after
FESTAC ’77 came to an end with an international symposium to mark the weeklong celebration of Africa’s cultural fiesta held 40 years after ago in Lagos.
LagosPhoto Festival to redress bad media representation of Africa
Lagos Photo will feature a number of new works, some produced on commission in partnership with Lagos Photo like Osborne Macharia’s ‘No Touch Am’ 2017, Leonce Raphael Agbodgelou’s ‘Love and Fear Woman’ 2017...
FESTAC ’77 challenged assault on the black race, say Obasanjo, Mohammed
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed have commended the vision behind the Festival of African Arts and Culture, held in 1977 (FESTAC ’77), saying it was a challenge to the unmitigated assault visited on the black race through the monstrosity of 400 years of slave trade on Africans…
FESTAC ’77 not fetish, says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said that FESTAC’77 was a celebration of African diverse and rich cultural heritage and not a fetish festival as erroneously believed.
56 countries to participate in Festac 77@40
Fifty-six countries and nine states have indicated interest to participate in the one weeklong commemoration of FESTAC”77@40 beginning on Nov.6 in Lagos.