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Eating the heart of the infidel

December 1, 2016

Olutayo Irantiola shares Andrew Walker’s views on the rise of Boko Haram in his book, Eat  the heart of the infidel. I accepted fate when I was posted to Maiduguri, Borno State for my mandatory […]

O-Town, The Missing God to open, close LACIFF 2016

December 1, 2016

CJ Obasi’s  gangster film, ‘O-Town’ and Joe Brown Ubaka’s award winning ‘The Missing God’ have been announced as the opening and closing films of the maiden Lake City Film Festival (LACIFF) happening at Crystal Lake […]

Eating the heart of the infidel

November 24, 2016

Olutayo Irantiola shares Andrew Walker’s views on the rise of Boko Haram in his book, Eat  the heart of the infidel. I accepted fate when I was posted to Maiduguri, Borno State for my mandatory […]

Understanding the museum

November 24, 2016 Omiwole Kayode

The word ‘Museum’ is derived from the Greek word ‘Museion,’ which means abode of Muses. Muses were daughters of Zeus, (Olympian deities). Since they were good in singing and dancing, they helped men to forget […]

Book Review: Comparing the lives of Socrates, Orunmila

November 24, 2016

A review of Professor Sophie Bosede Oluwole’s book, Socrates and Orunmila: Two Patron Saints of Classical Philosophy by ADEWALE OSHODI. P ROFESSOR Sophie Bosede Oluwole’s book centres on two saints of classical philosophy, Socrates and […]

AWF ends the year with Ebikwe, Ige, Ucha

November 24, 2016

The November 26, Guest Writer Session featuring Juliana Halima Ebikwo, Deji Ige and Ucha Chinonso Obiahu in Abuja, will draw the curtains on what has been a successful year of literary activities for the Abuja […]

Cheetah-Man: Poems of courage and strength

November 17, 2016 David

IN the final poetry collection celebrating outgoing United States president, Barack Obama, Olumide Sowumi highlights the strengths of the first black president in America.  Most of the poems were penned when Obama was first elected, […]

For Barack Obama, poems of love, hope

November 10, 2016

Olumide Sowunmi’s second poetry triology on President Barack Obama reveals how much the poet adores the United States leader. Poem after poem, he highlights the broken barrier achieved as a result of the election of […]

Hard times for enemies of knowledge at LABAF 2016

November 10, 2016

The 18th edition of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) with the theme ‘The Terror of Knowledge’ begins today (Thursday). The four-day fiesta happening at Freedom Park, Lagos Island, will feature readings and conversations […]

‘Visual arts can generate funds for govt’

November 10, 2016

Godwin Archie-Abia is a Lagos-based self-taught artist. In this interview with ADEWALE OSHODI, he speaks on his creative styles, why visual arts should be made compulsory in schools, and how government can create a revenue […]

‘Fake Ifa priests are taking over America’

November 3, 2016

Yeye Ekundayo Adele Ifamuregun  practices the Ifa religion in the United States of America, and as a priestess of the African Traditional Religion (ATR), she has used her calling to assist people with spiritual problems. […]

‘My radio plays are for a better society’

October 27, 2016

Broadcaster, writer, advertising practitioner and former university lecturer, Gbenga Ariba, has said that he writes so that we can have a better society. He was speaking minutes before the presentation of a collection of 15 […]

ANA releases shortlist for 2016 literary prizes

October 20, 2016

The judges of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Prizes have released the shortlist for the 2016 ANA Prizes. Competing for the ANA Prose Fiction Prize are: Avenger of Blood by Franklin Finecountry; On […]

Top scholars for [email protected] six-city celebration

October 20, 2016

AHEAD of the November 29th commencement date of the [email protected] celebrations, the Dr. Wale Okediran-led National Organising Committee (NOC) is pressing solidly ahead with preparations to ensure a hitch-free event in the six selected cities. […]

MAGI: Highlighting child abuse through drama

October 13, 2016

ONE of the most popular ways of drawing public attention to an issue is through drama performances, and this is what members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Oyo State Drama Club did when […]

Developing one’s thought for positive living

October 6, 2016

A review of Dr Olasumbo Ajoke Savage’s inspirational book, Seed of Thoughts and in-depth Conversations. IN today’s world, several books have been written to inspire and motivate people, and this is what Dr Olasumbo Ajoke […]

Once upon a time comes alive in Abuja

October 6, 2016

Once upon a time, the familiar phrase made popular by its use at the beginning of folk tales the world over, acquired new meaning as the theme of Abuja Writers Forum’s free one-day workshop for […]

Efuru at 50 NOC visits Abuja varsity

October 6, 2016

In continuation of its preparations for the forthcoming commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Flora Nwapa’s book, Efuru, the National Organising Committee (NOC) of the [email protected] paid a courtesy visit to the […]

Art365 debuts in virtual gallery

September 29, 2016

GTbank has announced the launch of its virtual arts gallery, designed to showcase and promote the nation’s artists and their works. Tagged art635gallery, the Gallery, according to the bank, is created to re-ignite interest in […]

Three writers for Sept/Oct Ebedi residency

September 22, 2016

Ehizogie Iyeoma, Ikechukwu Nwaogu and Servio Gbadamosi are the three Nigerian writers who just arrived in Iseyin, Oyo State for the six-week September to October 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Residency Programme. Ehizogie Iyeoman, […]

Towards being cautious in the end-time

September 8, 2016

A review of Johnson Olusegun Tella’s book, The End-Time Damage. ALMOST all religions believe that the end will come for man one day, and the days in which we are living has been described as […]

Promoting poetic instinct in young children

September 8, 2016

IN the bid to introduce literary appreciation in poetry to pupils of Nigerian primary schools, the book titled:  My Teacher, my Guide (and other poems) has blazed the trail and presented poems of various simple […]

UI students release poetry anthology

September 8, 2016

A group of students from Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, have launched a platform they call UitesCreate, which seeks to promote the school’s students and alumni who are exploring and excelling at the […]

Teaching morals through literature

September 1, 2016

A review of Olayemi Olanipekun’s book, Twins, but not the same. Inculcating morals in the lives of young children is the calling of author, Olayemi Olanipekun, as he uses his books to highlight societal ills, […]

National Troupe to stage The Dented Anthill

September 1, 2016

The National Troupe of Nigeria will on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Cinema Hall II of the National Theatre round up the 2016 edition of its annual Children’s Creative Station Workshop (CCSW) with a […]

A poet’s love for Obama

August 25, 2016 Adewale Oshodi

Olumide Sowunmi  has fallen so much in love with the United States president, Barack Obama, that he recently released three collections of poems for the world’s most powerful man. One of the collections, Obama’s Bravura, […]

Blessed Body: A peep into the lives of LGBT people

August 25, 2016

A review of Professor Unoma Azuah’s edited book, Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Nigerians by Steve Aborisade. What stronger narrative poignantly, yet fluidly but powerfully espoused the lived realities […]

Olu Obafemi takes over NAL leadership

August 18, 2016

The Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) at its just concluded 18th Convocation and the Investiture of New Fellows, which held at the Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos from August 10-12, 2016 elected new […]

That the railway may thrive again

August 11, 2016 Adewale Oshodi

A review of Oladele Osunbote’s Railway in Nigeria (Part II) by Abiodun Awolaja. In a clime where road traffic accidents, particularly by heavy-duty vehicles deployed by Nigeria’s narrow-minded moneybags, are routine, it is perhaps not […]

The Vegetarian wins 2016 Man Booker prize

August 4, 2016

The Vegetarian, a novel about a woman who “wants to reject human brutality” and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. The book was translated by Deborah Smith, who only […]

FG shelves plan for Kano film village after protests

July 28, 2016

Nigeria’s government has cancelled plans to build a “film village” in the northern state of Kano after opposition from Muslim clerics and social media. More than $10m (£7.6m) had been budgeted to provide state-of-the-art facilities […]

Juju: The stagnation of a musical genre

July 21, 2016

From I.K Dairo’s refreshing contribution, to King Sunny Ade and Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey’s reign, this piece traces the evolution of a musical genre which spanned the oil boom of the 70s, as well as […]

‘Nigeria needs more dramatic therapists’

July 14, 2016

Dr Laide Nasir is Africa’s first doctorate degree holder in dramatic therapy. In this interview with ADEWALE OSHODI, the Performing Arts lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, speaks on his specialisation, and how he […]

Dele Jegede’s Transitions to take Lagos by storm

July 14, 2016

SIX years after his last solo exhibition in Nigeria, US-based artist and art historian, Professor Dele Jegede is set for another show in the country. Titled ‘Transitions’, the exhibition of paintings and drawings opens today […]

Book Review: Understanding the lessons of ramadan

July 7, 2016

A review of Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke’s book, Ramadan: The Great Teacher by Olusakin Babalola.   Ramadan, The Great Teacher, in its face value, looks like a book exclusively for Muslims. However, in-depth study of […]