Our poet for the ages
Yes, calls will come of all kinds in the course/Of the day; some on notice; others/At random, the nice with the nasty; then/Finally, of course, the call, that will be/Recorded missed, the caller, having come/And gone away with the one for whom it rang.” – J.P Clark’s ‘Waiting for the Call.’
Bisi Silva, the widely referenced art curator, will be moderating a seminar devoted to examining the new consciousness in curatorship at the Lagos Book and Art Festival.
Onobrakpeya… Second national medal for mastery in visual culture
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
Celebrating legacies of Okigbo 50 years after
On Okigbo dropping the pen for the gun on the part of Biafra, the don stated that it was an act of heroism. He said: “Okigbo’s entry into the field of conflict was an act of heroism.
Power, politics, poverty of oil exploration in Nwoye’s Oil Cemetery
Oil Cemetery is a moving story of the poor, who have said no to oppression as they seek a solution to end the suffering and deaths brought by oil exploration and exploitation.
A wassail for the wayfarer: Biodun Jeyifo at 71 - Part 2
But still, in spite of the amazing brilliance of these works that established his reputation, his latest publication, Against the Predator’s Republic, which I have referred to above, may well turn out to be his magnum opus.
Akinosho… Geologist in love with the arts
As a student of Federal School of Arts and Science on Adeyemo Alakija Street, Akinosho used to walk down the street with friends and their girls to enjoy ice cream at Falomo Shopping Centre.
The witches in J.K. Randle Hall, Onikan
I was accused of being a witch by J.K. Randle, he said I had cried at night and the baby died in the morning. I had spoken to so many people about the hall and swimming pool, and now it had been bulldozed in the morning!
From Lady Of Means to Centre Of Excellence, light shines on Lagos At 50 Package
The strategic status of Lagos as the commercial nerve of Nigeria is not in doubt. But what many Nigerians may not know is that its pre-eminence in the geographical configuration of Nigeria predated amalgamation in 1914.
Bane of Nigerian literature is absence of mentors, editors in the publishing space
Well, multi-tasking is the main source of a dynamic life. Right now, I’m working on a new collection of essays. I’m trying my hands on a novel. I’m doing many things at the same time. I’m coordinating the most exciting thing in the literary space in Nigerian poetry now, Ibadan Poetry Foundation....