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Out of the Shadows of Dictatorship

          Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The struggle for democracy in Nigeria has many heroes, and there is no question that Kayode Fayemi, the two-time Governor of Ekiti State, sits in a comfortable place among them. Born in Ibadan in 1965, at the height of the “Wild, Wild West” period, Kayode was educated […]

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Chioma Reads At Parkview, Q Dance in Ikoyi, Jazz on the Cruise, Film show at the Park and Twitter on Stage…

The Lagos City Arts Calendar, This Weekend, this month, and Beyond..  …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo ART COMPETITION        Felabration 2019 Artwork Competition Submission ends on September 15th, 2019 For more information visit www.felabration.net starts on May 1st, 2019 ART My Love for Art Season 2 Theme: I am A week of Dance, Drum, […]

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CORA’s Seventh Book Trek, August 17, at Quintessence

Committee for Relevant Art, CORA will be hosting the Seventh Book Trek in 2019, its Fifth at Quintessence Gallery in the year. On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the novelist Chioma Okonkwo, will be reading of Like Never Before The event runs from 2.30pm to 5pm and will be very interactive. Like Never Before  is light reading: a simple […]

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TV Commercials Were the Foundation

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They Don’t Get My Money

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I Made Money to Make My Movies-Odugbemi

The filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has provided an option for budding producers who want to make their own kind of movies without depending on structures that constrain creatives to doing what the market wants. “The way I built my career was that I did a lot of TV commercials, made money from it and from making […]

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Who Was the Author of Toni Morrison?

By Boris Kachka Toni Morrison never liked that old seventies slogan “Black is beautiful.” It was superficial, simplistic, palliative — everything her blinkered detractors called Morrison’s complex novels when the 1993 Nobel Prize transformed her into a spokeswoman and a target. No better were those blinkered admirers who invited themselves to touch her signature gray dreadlocks […]

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Toni Morrison Dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and “Sula” and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN She was 88. Morrison’s novels gazed unflinchingly on the lives of African Americans and told their stories […]

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David Dale, First of the Post –Zaria Rebels, Exits

By Toyin Akinosho David Herbert Dale, the widely collected Nigerian graphic artist, painter, muralist and printmaker, has finally succumbed to a decade long battle with stroke. He gave up at the Military Hospital, in Yaba, on the mainland of Lagos, the hive of contemporary West African art and culture, in the early hours of Tuesday […]

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Campus Confraternity of Criminal Cultists

          By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The Nigerian situation has been dire since the years of military rule. Draconian rule gave place to the age of Structural Adjustment that laid bare the modern-day fall of man, the destruction of whole peoples and the unconscionable unraveling of societal and communal values. Fine Boys, […]

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