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Farming: When ‘Agriculture’ Leads to Regrettable Outcomes

Film Review By Amarachukwu Iwuala Enitan (Damson Idris) is raised in a foster home where his adoptive mother, Ingrid Carpenter (Kate Beckinsale), sees him and her other adopted children as responsibilities that cramp her style.  The lad is traumatized by a combination of the harshness from which he cannot escape in that United Kingdom home […]

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The Classier They Are the More Dangerous

          Now: a word on the girls and women of Julie’s (or any other Lagos bar for that matter). It’s a subject without which any story of male expatriate life would be incomplete. It would be easy to make a moral judgement but this would be pernicious and hypocritical of me. […]

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The Spirit of Asaba Haunts ‘The Enemy I Know’

            A convalescing billionaire dies unexpectedly and the scramble for his estate exposes the cupboard love that he enjoyed from several members of his family.  A fatal dénouement or is it? The Enemy I know is an all-too-familiar tale in Nollywood.  Last Weekend: Who Killed Pa Reuben (Ramsey Noah, Genevieve […]

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Ekpuk’s Book Launches at The Park, Demas Nwoko Speaks at LABAF, Soft Magic at the Brits, Bernadine Evaristo in Town

The Arts Calendar, This Weekend, This Month, and Beyond.. …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo EXHIBITION Art & Clycles An art exhibition by Sylvester Aguddah to be curated by Ifeanyichukwu Oraemeka Date: November 1st – 4th, 2019 Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel 38/40, Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos Time: 10am-9pm Daily ART Kohinoor & […]

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The Largest Culture Picnic Holds From Monday

The Lagos Book and Art Festival holds from Monday to Sunday November 4-10, 2019, at the Freedom Park in Lagos. The 20 year old feast, inaugurated on the National Creativity Day in 1999, has grown from a weekend affair to a full week. LABAF is a comprehensive, carnivalesque ‘feast of Life and Ideas’, featuring a […]

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Adrift in the Neo-Colonial Post-Colony

(A review of Namwali Serpell’s ‘The Old Drift’; published by Hogarth; 2019. Hardcover, 566 pages) LABAF BOOKS OF THE FESTIVAL REVIEW           It begins where it ends or it ends where it begins. Namwali Serpell’s 566-page debut novel, ‘The Old Drift’ bubbles with waves of Zambian history; past, present, and future […]

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Festival Jazz party at Muson, War of Words in Lekki, IDA Screens at Parkview, Whumanizer’ Stages at AF, Ake Fest till Sunday, Labaf Loading..

The Arts Calendar,This Weekend, This Month and Beyond.. Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo JAZZ Festival Jazz Party An event featuring performances from Yinka Davies, Imoleayo Balogun, Mikifa, Muson Diploma Band and Ajidans Drum Ensemble Date: October 26th, 2019 Venue: Shell Nigeria Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Time: 6pm Tickets: Regular (₦5,000) VIP (₦10,000) […]

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Mark Zuckerberg, Have You Considered Retirement?

You’re everyone’s favorite political punching bag, for good reason. Why not take the decade off? By Farhad Manjoo If I were Mark Zuckerberg — newfound defender-to-the-death of liberal free expression even if it includes outright lying except if there are female nipples, a would-be curer of all the world’s disease, side-gig education reformer, immigration crusader, […]

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LABAF2019 – COLLOQUIUM @Kongi’s Harvest

Nnamdi Ezeigbo, who founded Slot Ltd, has a compelling story to tell about life which can be found in his book, The Rise and Rise of Slot. Like the other book, Start up nation by Dan Senor & Saul Singer up for discussion at the Colloquium. Click here to read more

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Why Egypt Doesn’t Speak English

ARTSVILLE By Toyin Akinosho You’d wonder why, in spite of a throng of visitors from all over the world, touring the country’s spectacular historic sites and stunning coastal resorts all over the year, the man in the street of Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh or Alexandria or Al Harguda would not speak English. You wonder […]

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