Arts/Books

One of the exhibiting visual artists captured while painting his canvas

Lagos expects over 2,000 visitors as Fringe Festival opens Nov 19

The festival will feature performances by young artists from Nigeria, Senegal, UK, South Africa, Canada, Brazil, Ghana, Portugal and many more.

Group holds award ceremony for satire writing

The winners of the inaugural prize are Jesuferanmi Igbinigie, who won the grand prize, Winlade Israel, and Funmilayo Obasa.

Publisher Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi

12 takeaways from the book about Dapo Olorunyomi (Dapsy), By Yomi Fawehinmi

“People like Dapsy are rare so their experiences documented in a book will make a lot of difference.”

BBC Pidgin Essay Winner 2019

Winner emerges for BBC News Pidgin Essay competition

“I could not believe it when I was told that I am the winner of 2019 BBC News Pidgin essay competition.”

Mrs Onobia

Nigerian author wins literary award in UAE

The award-winning novel centres around struggles of womanhood and parenting amidst sexual abuse and societal pressure in marriage.

Lagos museum used to illustrate the story

Nigeria engages tech group to digitise artefacts, museums, others

The project is to take digital images of artefacts and monuments in all museums in the country.

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed,

Abuja Carnival 2019: Lai Mohammed calls for sponsorship, repackaging

“If we restructure the carnival in a manner that our finances can handle, we will do it. The key to this is sponsorship.”

Heineken in Africa (Photo Credit: Hurst Publishers)

Why I wrote a book on Heineken’s practises in Africa – Dutch Journalist

During an evening of book reading and signing on Tuesday at Roving Heights bookstore, Abuja, Mr Beemen expounded his claim.

University of Ibadan (UI)

UI students publish anthology on Nigerian campus experiences

The anthology is a collection of 100 stories that centre on the nuances of campus life experiences such as sex-for-grade, cultism, rape, frustration, triumph, struggles and trials.

Heineken in Africa (Photo Credit: Hurst Publishers)

RovingHeights Abuja to host Olivier Van Beemen, author of ‘Heineken In Africa’

The audience will interrogate Mr Van Beemen’s expose on Heineken and its excesses in Africa.

Ake Books Festival. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Ake Festival]

Ake Book Festival 2019 begins in Lagos

A leading literary event in Africa, Ake Book Festival is reputed for bringing together the biggest and brightest.

Lupita wades into melanism in debut book, Sulwe

Lupita wades into melanism in debut book, Sulwe

Lupita in a recent interview with “Good Morning America” said that seeing light-skinned people on TV and in books affected her self-esteem as a young girl.

Front Cover of the Book, The Man Lives.

BOOK REVIEW: The Man Lives: A Conversation with Wole Soyinka on Life, Literature, and Politics by Okey Ndibe

Mr Ndibe provides an inside look into the life of Soyinka in a manner that masterfully captures the enigmatic laureate’s literary, social and political engagements.

Olga Tokarczuk AND Peter Handke [PHOTO CREDIT: TRT World]

Peter Handke, Olga Tokarczuk emerge Nobel prize winner for literature

Olga Tokarczuk was named the winner of 2018 edition which was delayed by a year after a crisis in the academy sparked by sexual allegations

Lai Mohammed unveils agenda for Nigeria’s culture, tourism sector

Mr Mohammed said it was not true that he paid more attention to the information sector during President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term.

Osinbajo & Al Taffaq

Osinbajo urges support for Nigeria’s creative industry

The vice president said the Nigerian creative industry is in a critically innovative moment

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Successful Nigerian Entrepreneurs: How They Started’

In 12 chapters, the book shows young contemporary businessmen and women, spanning enterprises from broadcasting to construction through couture, dairy production, public relations, innovative digital platforms, health products and cosmetology.

Over 70 exhibiting artists, others for 2019 ART X Lagos

This year the show will celebrate some of Lagos’ most exciting emerging and underground mavericks.

OAU Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede

Nigerian experts discuss use of language for sustainable development

Mr Obanya, an emeritus Professor, delivered a paper on the essence of technological advancement and the influence on the media on language.

Patrick Akpojotor

Akpojotor showcases ‘If Walls Could Speak’ in Lagos

The solo exhibition includes 38 oil paintings, pencil sketches, seminal works in wood, and an installation of copper sculptures

Imminent River

Book Review: Imminent River: A Transcontinental Saga

There is the compelling need for me to go back to the publishing of Alex Haley’s Roots in 1976 to find a book that bears comparison to Anaele Ihuoma’s debut novel Imminent River.

Nigerian poet:Tade Ipadeola

Nigerian poet selected for U.S. govt writing programme

To date, 34 Nigerian literary figures have participated in the IWP Fall Residency.

The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

NSE opens entries for essay competition

The competition is for students in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

Nigerian filmmaker, Ololade Okedare, has written a sexual and domestic abuse themed novel titled Catching Grace

Nigerian filmmaker releases book on sexual abuse, domestic violence

The author seeks to rehabilitate victims of sexual abuse especially commercial sex workers.

The Wilderness Experience by Japhet Prosper

Nigerian blogger, Japheth Prosper, unveils new book

Mr Prosper is widely known for over a hundred short stories which he regularly circulates on social media.