Category: Feature

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Ezekobe, Novelist and Playwright, Sweeps the Pandemic Aside

By Jackson Otiti, Book reporter Just two months ago, Flutterwave, the payment gateway, was raving about Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe selling over 200 copies of her debut novel in just one week, right in the middle of a pandemic. Now there’s a new story about the author: She lifted, this past week, the one Million Naira […]

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Crown Troupe Puts Up a Re-Tual Show at Eko Festival

By Toyin Akinosho Crown Troupe of Africa is bracing the COVID -19 landscape to organize a Theatre Festival that is part Virtual and part physical attendance. It’s a full-on feast of stage performances running from 3pm tomorrow (Monday, August 3) to 8pm on Sunday August 9, 2020. It’s starting with a play and ending with […]

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Museums as Spaces of Innovation and Social Impact

            (Point-of-View Talk Series Ben Enwonwu Foundation) Museums can serve very different, many purposes. The Yemisi-Shyllon Museum of Art at the Pan-Atlantic University is a University Art Museum. There are a few other university museums in history or in other fields. We haven’t yet opened officially, though we’re informally open […]

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Writer’s communiqué, as I turn 60

            A bearded writer invades our dream begging for bearing to thoughts we shared on global commons. Ogun in seven parts replicates in the G7 without their knowledge.   The carnage on the paths of history traces its roots to the revolution of machines with dreams of power on motherboards […]

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See Who’s Likely to Overtake Netflix

          Is Netflix likely to lead the way in online streaming for a long time to come? Every streaming service worth its salt has gained subscribers, as the world’s eight billion people have largely stayed indoors in the past quarter and half, due to one lockdown order or the other. Hulu, […]

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You are Invited to: Winner Announcement: 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

…to the announcement of the 21st winner of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing This year, the AKO Caine Prize is able to offer a global invitation to the announcement of the winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. We sincerely hope you will join us online as we announce the winner of the […]

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ALLEN AVENUE

          There are two boys on the avenue Those my eyes call to me Two pigeons also on the telephone wire And my flying thought thrown halfway To the doors of neat bars Thrown knowingly to Hamburger joints And glitzy cocoons And roadside tarts And fashion coves   I am praising […]

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Mr. President, I had a nightmare

I had a dream and for a moment there was reprieve from the suffering, but it morphed into a nightmare, South Africa Mr President, I quit. Mr President, I had a dream within a beautiful dream, but it quickly morphed into a nightmare. For a moment, I had a reprieve from the pain and suffering […]

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A tasty goat barbecue…. Generous flow of palm wine

          A week ago, on the 13th July, 2020, it was the 86th birthday of Nigeria’s only Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. And the day before, in a gesture akin to a birthday surprise present, the Federal government, through its Minister of Communication and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, handed over the National […]

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Sand Flies and Tayo’s Hair

          She had mentioned The Lighthouse a few times and that afternoon she insisted they visit before she left Nigeria. So, after lunch and another shower, they drove out of 1004 in their separate cars, Calista in front and Abel behind, down to the Ajose Adeogun roundabout and onto the street […]

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