“IT IS time that our stories are told by us.” That was the narrative projected on Saturday as BlackBird Books hosted a dialogue that spoke about young female writers in South Africa.
The dialogue took place at Xarra Books in Midrand with a panel that included Chwayita Ngamlana who recently published her debut book If I Stay Right Here, Yamkela KhozaTywakadi who has published a number of educational works with the department of Education and Department of Arts and Culture and author Tumelo Moleleki, the author of a four-part book series including Her Heart and Their Hope and the master of ceremonies, a Bookworms Book Club member Lorraine Sithole. Read more
There’s no doubt about Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s star quality in Alter Ego, which has wound down at Cinemas last August.
The film has a meaningful message; the passionate law attorney, Ada Igwe (Omotola Jalade Ekeinde), focuses her law practice on seeing sex offenders, especially child rapists, go to jail. Read more
Toyin Abraham’s movie Alakada Reloaded elicits laughter throughout.
At a time when critics are knocking Nollywood for coming up with the tag line: “Comedy” for movies which, though are invested with some humour, but don’t crack anyone’s ribs, this is quite a laughter fest. It’s a patchwork of stories with no central theme and that in itself is not a bad thing. Read more
Nseobong Okon-Ekong reports on a recent seeming insignificant event at Freedom Park which has the potential to resolve a long-standing conflict and enrich the Afrobeat environment in Nigeria
Dede and the Underground System
When word went out that Afrobeat musician and Thespian, Dede Mabiaku would perform at the Freedom Park, Lagos on the bill of its Big Band Friday, not a few saw it as a mighty step towards reconciling the musician with his estranged friends, Yeni and Femi, the children of Afrobeat god, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti who Dede openly adores. Read more