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Lola Shoneyin

12 Dec 2021
The Aké Arts and Book Festival is a yearlyliterary, cultural, and arts event. It was founded in 2013 by the Nigerian writer Lola Shoneyin, in Abeokuta.
21 Apr 2021
With the aim to boost the profile of African literature, YouTube has launched its first YouTube Africa Reading Challenge, an online reading marathon featuring authors, influencers and key opinion leaders across Africa. According to the video platform, part of the aim of the initiative is to also help popularise the work of African authors across…
12 Jun 2020
American streaming giant Netflix has partnered with film producer Mo Abudu to create film adaptations of Wole Soyinka and Lola Shoneyin's books. Netflix on Friday announced via its Nigerian Twitter page that it has partnered with Abudu to develop Shoneyin's debut novel, "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives," into a series, and Soyinka's play,…
12 Jan 2020
The contemporary art world is always looking for the next big thing—and, if you ask some experts, the Nigerian art scene is it.
19 Jan 2019
This year, we are introducing Africa’s leading women by recognizing 40 African women with powerful, inspiring and influential voices. At the AWP Network, we aim to encourage more African women with powerful voices who will continue to create programs and policies that support the development and growth of African women and girls. Here’s the 2018…
24 Oct 2018
Lagos is unarguably Nigeria’s culture capital. Its sprawling population has an appetite to consume culture. It is also where most culture workers...
15 Oct 2018
The stage adaptation of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, Lola Shoneyin's entertaining debut novel, will be in the theatres in Lagos from 28th October to 11 November 2018. The novel focuses on the intrigues, struggles, politics of love and rivalries that characterise a typical African polygamous family. The story follows Baba Segi and…
29 Jul 2018
Lovers of fine art and African culture are in for good times, as the recently launched Café One, a fusion of gourmet coffee, workspace and events destination announced a series of arts and lifestyle events tagged, ‘Culture at Café One’. The weekly event holds on Sundays. The debut event was headlined by multi-talented alto vocalist,…
27 Mar 2018
Lola Shoneyin, Nigerian celebrated poet, novelist and organiser of the Ake Festival has been named Literary Person Of The Year by the African literature domain Brittle Paper. The founder of Brittle Paper, Dr. Ainehi Edoro, had this to say:  "Both in her writing and her work as a community leader, Shoneyin tirelessly advocates for a…
24 Mar 2018
Leading Ladies Africa presents its annual #100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria list for 2018. Now in its 4th year, the list features 100 Nigerian women drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds...
11 Mar 2018
As a way of encouraging new generation writers and authors to come up with new works, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. (GTBank), through its GTCreat8 Convention organised writers forum where notable authors mentored young people on writing skills.
26 Nov 2017
There are three types of people in life - the thinkers, the doers, and those who excel at both. Lola Shoneyin easily falls into the third category. Shoneyin, who describes herself as “passionate, feisty, expressive, loving and honest”, won the Pen Award in America as well as the Ken Saro-Wiwa Award for prose in Nigeria.…


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As part of the efforts by the federal government to ameliorate the high cost of living in Nigeria, the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, have distributed farming inputs to 83 farmers’ groups in Nasarawa State.
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