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It’s Rele’s Second Muscling into Sculpture

By Toyin Akinosho Sculpting the City is a sequel to Material Times “and the second iteration of our engagement with purely sculptural forms”, says Rele Gallery. An exhibition of sculptures and installations by contemporary Nigerian artists who have found the city as an important texture in their work, Sculpting the City is designed as a way […]

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A Black man’s dread of encountering the American Police

By Nduka Otiono People who have never experienced the dread of encountering some US police officers as a Black person may never fully comprehend the rage of the protesters in the streets of Minneapolis and other cities over the racist murder of George Floyd. The two encounters I have had with them still traumatize me, […]

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Dream Sequences, Visions and Colours

            The Narrow Path introduces itself as a simple Yoruba movie. Set in an orthodox town in Yorubaland with characters that look and feel conservative, it establishes its general appearance without much overt set pieces. But The Narrow Path is far from simple or narrow in its overarching concept as […]

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Spacefinish: Creating Impacts One Airport At A Time

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is on a mission to redefine the experience of travelers passing through its international airports across the country, starting with Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos.In 2019, FAAN commissioned Spacefinish to help design and fit-out both the Port Harcourt and Lagos international airports. And as a testament to our […]

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A Review of Ever Obi’s Men Don’t Die

            Title: Men Don’t Die Author: Ever Obi Publisher: Parresia Publishers Ltd. Number of pages: 352 Year of publication: 2019 Category: Fiction Brume Lauva is a naïf whose world need only consist of small material wealth for him to be happy or, if that can’t be, of a woman he […]

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Bill Clinton writing second thriller with James Patterson

Pair behind The President is Missing writing novel about kidnapping of a former president’s daughter Bill Clinton is set to publish his second thriller, a crime novel which follows a former US president whose daughter is kidnapped. Clinton, whose own daughter Chelsea Clinton is also an author and the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, […]

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A Personal Reflection on Akin Euba’s Days at the NTA

          Ife students of a certain vintage of my admission and generation will remember the Institute of African Studies. It was natural attraction to new entrants to the university, especially if you were in the humanities. You were certain to encounter some energizing performance, most likely from Ola Rotimi’s oeuvre. If […]

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Defining Nigerian Popular Music

          In the run-up to planned huge celebrations of the Arts and Culture sector of Nigeria; fifty years after her independence in 1960, there was public discourse instigated by the academia as to where the time-line should be in identifying any art form as Nigerian. Some quasi-academic legal arguments proposed the […]

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Narrating the Elsewhere: An Online Travel Writing Masterclass

Fortunate Traveller is a Nigeria-based travel journal that publishes and promotes itinerant narratives. We believe travel can be much more than just being away or on vacation; and we would like to hear more of black flaneurism and stories of travellers of all types. We want to curate an online travel masterclass based on these […]

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When a woman finds she’s earning less than the man next to her

Equal – A story of women, men & money, by Carrie Gracie (Virago) In 2013 BBC journalist Carrie Grace was made the corporation’s first China Editor. With the country a rising superpower, the BBC believed its story needed to be reported in depth. Gracie had worked for the BBC for more than 30 years, had […]

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