Arts/Books

Winning artwork of Nigerian artist, Vincent Kolo

Nigerian artist wins Nefertiti prize for African creativity

Mr Kolo won the visual art category with his artwork ‘The Cords of Yesterday’.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda speaks of ‘cruel grief’ after father’s death

James Adichie, an emeritus professor of Statistics and Mathematics, University of Nigeria Nsukka, passed on June 10 in Anambra after battling a brief illness.

Nigerian-British writer, Bernadine Evaristo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Bernadine Evaristo]

Nigerian writer becomes first black to win ‘author of the year’ British award

Another Nigeria writer wins the crime and thriller book of the year.

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright.

I have a crush on Tiwa Savage – Popular Kenyan writer

The writer equally likes three other Nigerian musicians: Falz, Simi and Burna Boy.

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright.

Nobel Prize for Literature’s irrelevant to Africans – Kenyan Writer Alex Nderitu

Alex Nderitu also speaks about his other passion and his favourite Nigerian musicians.

The Cover of the Published Book

Segun Adeniyi withdraws book on ‘Sex for Grade’

Segun Adeniyi has apologised for the ‘error of judgement’.

A Nigerian-American artist, Victor Ehikhamenor

Nigerian artist selected for prestigious U.S. art residency

Victor Ehikhamenor will join The Neon Museum for eight weeks to create artwork inspired by the museum’s collection, starting from October 26 to December 18,

Gone with the Wind: [Photo credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]

‘Gone with the Wind’ returns to HBO Max with commentary on slavery

The Oscar-winning 1939 film was pulled two weeks ago as the U.S. began a mass reckoning with systemic racism

U.S. President Donald Trump plan on imposing travel ban on Nigeria and some other countries

Trump moves to halt publication of ex-aide’s book on White House

“This is the book Donald Trump doesn’t want you to read. There hasn’t been a detailed, inside account on how this president makes decisions on a day-to-day basis, until now.”

Mo-Abudu

Netflix, Mo Abudu partner for movie adaptation of Soyinka, Shoneyin’s books

A major highlight of this partnership will be the on-screen adaptations of literary works by two critically-acclaimed Nigerian authors.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How I fell into depression after writing ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ – Adichie

Ms Adichie said the book, which tells the story of the Biafran war, was based on the experiences of her family during the war that claimed her grandfathers’ lives.

Chigozie Obioma, won the 2020 Internationaler Literaturpreis Award through the German translation of his second novel, 'An Orchestra of Minorities'.

Nigerian writer wins German literature award

Mr Obioma’s book, whose German title is “Das Weinen der Vögel” was among the six books selected and recognised by the German literary community.

Osagioduwa Agbonifo – “Coal”

COVID-19: Nigerian artist raises awareness on depression

The works “represent the everyday experiences of people struggling with depression and anxiety”.

Saka Aliyu, popularly known as Sakky Jojo, is a Nigerian playwright best known for writing the historical play,  ‘Afonja’ (2018)

INTERVIEW: Why I wrote historical play ‘Afonja’ – Playwright, Sakky Jojo

The author speaks on the controversy surrounding the dramatic narrative of the play.

Nigerian writer, Innocent Ilo

Nigerian writer wins 2020 Commonwealth short-story prize for African region

23-year-old Innocent Ilo is the youngest writer to be awarded the Africa region prize since its establishment in 2012

A library used to illustrate story [PHOTO CREDIT: Unsplash]

Three Nigerian writers shortlisted for AKO Caine Prize

The Caine Prize is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer.

Frontpage cover of the book: 'Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend'

BOOK REVIEW: Ayinla Omowura: The man who sat on 200 needles, By Lasisi Olagunju

This article by Lasisi Olagunju is a review of Festus Adedayo’s ‘Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend’

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch is dead

Gene was popular for directing popular animated cartoons including, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, and also creating Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik.

Professor Harry Garuba [Courtesy the University of Cape Town]

A tribute to poet and professor Harry Garuba: we continue to learn with you

In 1996, Harry was a founding member and columnist for the Nigerian national daily newspaper, The Post Express. Harry used his words to illuminate where political shadows cast darkness.

Buhari mourns Nigerian author, Phoebean Ogundipe

Mrs Ogundipe was famous for authoring the English grammar series, Brighter Grammar.

Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe is dead

Phoebean Ogundipe died at the age of 92.

Professor Biodun Jeyifo

Biodun Jeyifo: A Life of the Mind, and Service To Humanity

“For Jeyifo, every idea was open to negotiation.”

L-R Yakubu Musa of NCC, Senator Umar Dahiru, Yushau Shuaib, Ahmed Nagode of NAPTIN, Dr Isa Abdulmumini of CBN, Rasheed Hassan of Third-Estate Forum

Book on Crisis Communication Strategies receives commendations

SSS, ICPC, others call for professionalism in crisis communication management

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie denies plagiarism claim over ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

Ms Giwa-Amu allege that Ms Adichie reworded and expanded her novel, ‘Sade’.

Odia Ofeimum. [PHOTO CREDIT: Book Art Ville]

Events outlined for Poet Odia Ofeimun’s 70th birthday

The Odia Ofeimun at 70 conference will be a gathering of intellectuals, scholars and academics from within Nigeria.