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The National Arts Festival Will Be Virtual, this Year

The National Arts Festival will move into the digital realm and for the first time ever go fully virtual. The 2020 edition of one of Africa’s largest feasts of visual and performed artswill take place online on the festival’s website and via social media channels, the event’s head of affairs has decreed. “The festival has always played […]

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How Virus Could Help Arts And Entertainment Find Its Digital Voice

          Arts and entertainment have never really taken full advantage of the digital space. Now COVID-19 will help them to. As Public gatherings are banned in Lagos and several other states, Art Galleries have shut down, Terrakukture has cancelled its current theatre shows and upcoming Easter shows in April.  Davido, Teni, […]

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Finally working on that novel as you self-isolate? You’re not alone

If you’re one of those people who always said they would write a novel if only they had the time: this is your moment. As more budding writers self-isolate due to the coronavirus and finally knuckle down on their manuscripts, the publishing industry has already seen a surge in submissions Literary agent Juliet Mushens, of […]

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The Great American Migration of 2020

Back home in Oakland, Calif., Lisa Pezzino and Kit Center built a life that revolved around music and the people who make it — the musicians who recorded on Pezzino’s small label and performed in places where Center rigged the lights and sound equipment….Please click here to read full article

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AfroBEAT: Ayetoro and The Continuation

          Afrobeat music; a fresher, musically expanded and enriched version, is being played and recorded for posterity; somehow under the popular radar. This phenomenon has evolved from a dream and focused experimentation on the shape of Afrobeat to come-that has been actively going on for two decades-to the happy reality of […]

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The Day My Father Came to School

          I couldn’t imagine worse news. I spent the night and all of the next day trying to suppress the thoughts of the inevitable: the faces of my classmates when they heard about mud huts, all my lies exposed, the painful jokes afterward. Each time I remembered, my body squirmed as […]

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Dangerous Love of Woman To Woman

          Embracing My Shadow: Growing up Lesbian in Nigeria by Unoma Azuah; Beaten Track Publishing; 2020; 218pp It takes tremendous courage for a Nigerian woman to engage in an open love affair with another woman. The act of damning all consequences to write about lesbian love, even in fiction, is almost […]

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ART CRITICISM AND AFRICA

                  In 1995, an initiative was launched in the UK, to set up AICA sections in Anglophone African countries. This ambition was prompted by the International Committee of AICA (International Art Critics Association), in order to expand AICA’s global reach as a UNESCO NGO and to reassess […]

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ALHAJI: A cracking comedy about serious issues ****

                  Aside from being a theatre maker myself, it is never an easy task to review a production of a play, written and directed by a good friend, which also features as actors the same friend as well as other friends that I have known for years. […]

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AfroBEAT and RHYTHMS

          In the face and cultural threat of the new definition AFROBEATS, it is necessary and urgent to reclaim the original nomenclature of AFROBEAT. In this age of social media and free self-expression, we run the risk of re-branding by people who don’t know and understand; aided by gullible bandwagon followers […]

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