60 years of TV broadcasting: Awolowo, Enahoro eulogised
Considering their role in pioneering television broadcasting in Nigeria and Africa, the former Premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his Information Minister, Chief Anthony Enahoro, has been lauded and eulogized for putting the region in the world map.
Ebun Clark: The matriarch and her two Idols
Ebun Clark’s contribution to the field of theatre arts in Nigeria is not in dispute. Regrettably, however, this is not often acknowledged —perhaps inevitably...
Hubert Ogunde: Immortalising the doyen of Nigerian theatre
The journey to Ososa in Ogun State, the hometown of legendary thespian, Chief Hubert Ogunde, was less than an hour. Our mission was to join the Ogunde family in celebrating an icon and professional, who played a vital role in advancing the practice of theatre arts practice in Nigeria.
Artiste seeks sponsorship of Ogunde’s Alarinjo theatre style
Mr Micheal Okorie, the Managing Director, Troopers Arts Production, has appealed to corporate organisations and investors to assist in sponsoring the staging of late Hubert Ogunde’s Alarinjo theatre plays and style in different parts of the nation. Okorie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that this was important to familiarise…
Adebayo Salami: It’s stage, not movies that made me popular
Movies did not make me popular. I started with stage and television production; they made me popular. Movies only added to it.
Rescuing the theatre from down-under
The task before me, as assigned by the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, Lagos State Chapter, is to do an overview of the performing arts industry with NANTAP as a case study.
South West and the lure for another mega party
During the Second Republic in 1979, the South West again, under the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) played the opposition role to the ruling National Party of Nigeria (NPN) that was again dominated by the north.
Hubert Ogunde: A centenary birthday dance for the doyen of theatre
The roar of children chatter erupts, as they make their way back home from school. The kids are enjoying their jokes. Suddenly, one of them dashes across the main road in fear, as he tries to avoid being hit by the biggest of the group over a silly comment.