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Lottery Ticket at Terra, Onyishi Burns the Birthday Cake, and Joy Bewaji is Unstoppable

Ahmed Yerima’s Lottery Ticket marks the return of ‘Theatre At Terra’, a monthly presentation of drama at Terra Kulture on Victoria Island. This re-launch production is directed by Ikenna Jude Okpala. First staging is on February 3rd . …The Thought Pyramid Gallery, in SW Ikoyi, hosts a solo art exhibition by Erasmus Oyinshi, titled  Icing […]

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Coronation of a New King of Drama

By Fred Akanni, editor-at-large Beeta Universal Arts Foundation, BUAF, will be coronating a new winning playwright this Wednesday, January 30, 2019. In the middle of a busy work day in Lagos, the non-profit will unveil the winner of its 2018 playwright competition: the second Beeta Playwright Competition (BPC), at the Muson Centre in the Onikan […]

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‘Things My Mother Taught Me’, by Barack Obama

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, circa 1971- “If you want to grow into a human being”, my Mum would say to me, “you’re going to need some values” Honesty-Lolo should not have hidden the refrigerator in the storage room when the tax officials came, even if everyone else, including the tax officials, expected such things. She had only […]

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Sade Adu To Be Absent, Green Is In Town,
Jogbo Women on Stage.

TOP EVENTS: There’s a Tribute event for Sade Adu at 60 on Thursday January 17 at 6pm. It is two days before Sefi Attah, the novelist, celebrates her birthday with a reading and Q&A at Quintessence.  Clashing with Sefi’s reading are: (1) an art talk on the sculptor Bamgboye, led by James Green, Assistant Curator […]

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Moremi: Carnival of Colours, Fashion on Stage

Moremi–The Musical, the new stage interpretation of the Olurombi tragedy, is a large exhibition of art. Each of the scenes in this drama, produced for the end of year holiday period by Bolanle Austen Peters Productions (BAP), is painted, in vivid colours, with animated sound effects, to present the time of day, the pace of […]

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Okoye Beats the Frying Pan into Glittering Jewelry

Chidi Okoye returned to Nigeria in 2015, and instantly saw that things had really fallen apart in the country. The Institute of Management Technology (IMT), his beloved alma mater, was now a poor shadow of its old self. The British Council that used to host artists in Enugu had left the town. He found that […]

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Rele returns with the YC’s, Big Band Friday at The Park and Sefi Reads at Q

TOP EVENTS: Rele Gallery is opening the New Year this Sunday with Young Contemporaries 2019, the fourth edition of its annual exhibition of bright young artists in their twenties. Next weekend, Sefi Attah will read and discuss her novels, plays, short stories and children books with hundreds of guests in attendance at her 55th Birthday. […]

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Nduka Obaigbena and the miracle called ThisDay | Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I have seen many miracles happen before my very eyes. Back in 1986, the guru who brought me into journalism, Sonala Olumhense, resigned from his job as the Editorial Page Editor of The Guardian to take up the almost unfathomable challenge of becoming the founding Editor of THISWEEK magazine promoted by youthful Nduka Obaigbena… Click here to read full […]

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Where is Our Mask?

I ask for Oluyenyetuye bronze of Ife The moon says it is in Bonn I ask for Ogidigbonyingboyin mask of Benin The moon says it is in London I ask for Dinkowawa ……. -The poet Niyi Osundare… Click here to read full article   ______________________________________ Please Share Our Article On Social Media

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Ten Thousand Words To Farafina, Bewaji Again, and Attah turns 55

Lagos city’s arts and culture calendar brims with activity in the first fortnight of the new year PAGES Submit your manuscript January 1-March 31, 2019 Kachifo, the Nigerian publisher of prose fiction and other writing genres, with the lead imprint Farafina, is calling for manuscripts from writers. The current call runs from now till MARCH […]

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