COVID-19 forces Aké Festival to go virtual with ‘African Time’

COVID-19 forces Aké Festival to go virtual with ‘African Time’

Aké Arts and Book Festival. By Joshua Olomu Organisers of the annual Aké Arts and Book Festival say the 2020 edition of the literary fiesta with the theme ‘Africa Time’ will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lola Shoneyin Director and Founder of the festival disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. According to the organisers, the festival is scheduled to hold from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, showcasing programme of 65 inspiring…

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Artiste tells the story of Lagos in play, “Omo Eko”, to showcase rich culture

Artiste tells the story of Lagos in play, “Omo Eko”, to showcase rich culture

Omo Eko Play. By Taiye Olayemi Anthony Oluwabiyi, Executive Director, Theatre Centrik, said the rich cultural and historical values of Lagos will be exhibited on stage play and online on December 2020 to uphold the state’s beautiful culture. Oluwabiyi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that the title of the play would be: “Omo Eko: Tale of Birth and Place”, which he wrote. He said…

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FOCUS – Prince Ned, Princess Regina – A marriage of two stars

FOCUS – Prince Ned, Princess Regina – A marriage of two stars

Prince and Princes Ned Nwoko. By Fred Akpewe The arrival of a son for Prince Ned Nwoko and Princess Regina Nwoko a while ago signaled the high point of the marriage of two stars. This most celebrated marriage in Africa has taken the media by storm and redefined the African love in a way that is both positive and esoteric. Ned Nwoko is an accomplished businessman, Antarctica explorer, international lawyer, politician, environmentalist and philanthropist. Princess…

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Eddie Ugbomah, Joke Silva, others honoured with Movie Rock of Fame Award

Eddie Ugbomah, Joke Silva, others honoured with Movie Rock of Fame Award

By Joshua Olomu Late Nigerian movie legend Eddie Ugbomah and other practicing professionals, including veteran actress Joke Silva, have been honoured with the Movie Rock of Fame Award of the Nigerian film industry. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they were recognised on Friday night at the closing ceremony and award night of the 2019 edition of the annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF) in Abuja. Ugbomah, known for his 1979 classic `The Rise and…

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Kunle Ajibade: A life in Journalism

Kunle Ajibade: A life in Journalism

By Reuben Abati Kunle Ajibade is also 60. He turned 60 on May 28. I really don’t know what to say about this one. He cannot sing. He does not dance. He does not smoke. He does not drink. He does not know how to steal or cheat. I have known him for about 30 years and I have never caught him with a girlfriend or a side chick other than his wife. He has…

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All Nigeria Festival: Nigeria to host 30,000 visitors

All Nigeria Festival: Nigeria to host 30,000 visitors

No fewer than 30,000 visitors would converged on Lagos for the first edition of All Nigeria Festival, scheduled for April 13, to April 15, says organisers. Mr Kupa Victory, organiser of the event, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on today in Lagos. He said that the festival would be  organised  in partnership with Lagos State Government,  adding that the initiative was in tandem with government’s drive for promoting…

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Princess Tutu, Ben Enwuonwu’s painting sells for African record N508million

Princess Tutu, Ben Enwuonwu’s painting sells for African record N508million

Ben Enwonwu’s  paint of Ile-Ife princess,  Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, has fetched in a London auction £1, 205,000, four times more than expected. In naira terms, it was sold for N508, 358, 301, an African record. The Nigerian masterpiece, initially declared missing was found in a “modest north London flat” recently. The painting, ranked by arts collectors with Mona Lisa,  was done by Nigeria’s renowned artist late Ben Enwonwu in 1974. Bonhams, the auction…

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Lagos art lovers get chance to bid for long-lost masterpiece found in London

Lagos art lovers get chance to bid for long-lost masterpiece found in London

Tutu,” by Nigeria’s best-known modern artist Ben Enwonwu, ahead of its sale, in London. By Reuters Estelle Shirbon and Alexis Akwagyiram A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be sold at an auction screened live in Lagos, allowing Nigerian art lovers to make bids direct from the West African mega-city. “Tutu”, by Nigeria’s best-known modern artist Ben Enwonwu, was…

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Chimamanda elected into US Academy of Arts and Science

Chimamanda elected into US Academy of Arts and Science

  Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with  227 new members, the Academy announced today. In March, Chimamanda was also elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the second Nigerian to be so honoured, after Professor Wole Soyinka. She will be inducted in May. In the announcement by the Academy of Arts and Science, Chimamanda was listed among  40 Foreign Honorary Members from…

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CBN Anchor Borrowers Program-Delta Farmers Gets 60kg Rice Seedlings

CBN Anchor Borrowers Program-Delta Farmers Gets 60kg Rice Seedlings

From left Barr. Raymos Guanah  input supplier, middle Mr. Mathew Badaiki CBN anchor Man and the  chairman project Monitoring team, and others Kwale: Following the development of the CBN anchor borrowers program in the state, the project monitoring team led by Mr. Mathew Badaiki has commenced verification and distributions of 60kg rice seedlings inputs to twenty certified farmers in Ugiliamai, Ndokwa west LGA which is expected to be repaid in six months’ time upon harvesting….

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