Wole Soyinka’s surprise appearance at felabration
Legendary playwright, Wole Soyinka, made a surprise appearance at the finale of Felabration last Sunday. A cousin of the late revolutionary African musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in whose honour Felabration is held every year, the excited literature professor and 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature.......
Buhari and the stigma of sectionalism
But President Buhari has great integrity in many other respects, which was why most of those who had opposed his leadership style between 1983 and 1985, Soyinka and Akinrinade inclusive, came out rooting for him in 2015.
Soyinka, Kukah, Duke, others for Asaba genocide colloquium
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah and former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, are among eminent citizens...
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.
Solanke, first female SAN, makes living legends’ portraiture
A not-for-profit visual documenting initiative, Living Legend, has announced Chief Folake Solanke (SAN), as its 7th icon.
WAEC results as metaphor of collapsing education standards in Southwest
For some consecutive years, Nigeria’s Southwest states have stuck out like a sore thumb in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) with their dismal performance.
Freedom of expression… How artists can navigate boundaries of an intolerant world
In Nigeria, bloggers have been arrested and even killed. Visual performer, Atiku Jelili spent days in jail for his performance while Nengi Ilagha, a writer, spent months in jail for his artistic work that spoke against his...
Soyinka calls for reconfiguration of Nigeria, scores Buhari low
Soyinka spoke yesterday, in Lagos, when he announced the 10 Nigerian writers, who would be leaving for Lebanon today in a cultural exchange programme, The Sail Project, between The Wole Soyinka Foundation and Cedar Institute, University of Lebanon.
Death and the King’s Horseman graces Terra Arena for Eid el Kabir
Wole Soyinka’s classic, Death and the King’s Horseman, will be on stage throughout the Eid el Kabir holiday from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4 at Terra Kulture Theatre Arena...