Arts/Books

Oluwadele Bolutife

Shaping a Modern Experience Through Village Values

“By every means, the village boy shines through in this book, as the author does not forget his origins.”

Hymar David

INTERVIEW: Why I dropped out of school to pursue writing career – Hymar David

Hymar David muses on his growing up years, withdrawal from the university and how he found his calling – writing.

In November,U.S ex-First Lady, Michelle Obama visited Nigerian artist, Njideka Akunyili -Crosbyright in her studio

Nine inspiring moments in Nigeria’s art scene in 2019

In November, a 41-year-old Nigerian author, Chelochi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia, clinched the award for best fiction writer at the Sharjah International Book Fair.

Author explores poor customer service across Nigeria in new book

The new book unmasks secrets of customer service in Nigeria.

Map showing Southern Kaduna

Kaduna’s Atyap people document group’s history in new book

The book uses archaeological evidence to trace the history of the Atyap people.

Nigeria to enlist Kano City Walls, Igbo Olodumare, Ogbunike Cave, others as world heritage sites

Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove and Sukur Cultural Landscape in Adamawa are the two UNESCO world heritage sites in Nigeria

Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

The 76-year-old Austian writer was pronounced the 2019 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Photo of Benin-edo artifacts [Quartsz Africa]

Nigeria vows to ‘go after’ stolen artefacts worldwide

“We cannot imagine by what logic an Ife Bronze or a Benin Bronze or a Nok Terracotta can belong to any other part of the globe except to the people of Nigeria, whose ancestors made them.”

(L-R) Olutayo Irantiola, Wole Soyinka, Oladele Orimoogunje, at the Yoruba Lakotun Colloquium held during the Lagos Books and Arts Festival, Lagos overthe weekend

Soyinka, others advocate cultural renaissance at ‘Yoruba Lakotun’

The show celebrates exceptional literary and cultural icons in Yoruba language.

Joburg Film Festival

Joburg Film Festival opens in Johannesburg

The Joburg Film Festival features a curated mix of 60 of the finest films and documentaries from across Africa and around the world, between 19 and 24 November.

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.