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Two Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Diana Evans. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse]

Two Nigerian authors shortlisted for 2019 Women’s Prize for Literature

This is the first time two African authors will be shortlisted the same year.

Stella Oyedepo, the General Manager of the National Theatre in Lagos State

National Theatre MD, Stella Oyedepo, dies in car crash

Mrs Oyedepo died on Easter Monday while returning to Lagos from an official trip in Calabar, Cross River State.

Donli Okah

NBC, NAPTIP DGs to feature at Abuja Writers Session

There will also be reading of poems authored by Pius Adesanmi to honour the late Nigerian scholar.

L-R Ade Bakare, Founder, Ade Bakare Couture, UK; Nike Okundaye, Curator General, Nike Art Gallery; Olutayo Irantiola, and Iyabode Aboaba, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Freedom Park during Yoruba Lakotun held at Freedom Park over the weekend.

Back talent with professional training, Nike Okundaye advises artists

The renowned textile artist, who once featured as a lead actress in a Yoruba film titled, ‘Ayaba’, said a formal training in the arts will give any artist an added advantage.

This undated photo provided by Carleton University shows Pius Adesanmi. Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada, was one of the victims who died Sunday, March 10, 2019, when an Ehtiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia. (Josh Hotz/Courtesy of Carleton University via AP)

Publishers call for poems honouring Pius Adesanmi

The anthology is expected to be published later this year.

Popular Yoruba writer, Oladejo Okediji

Popular Yoruba writer, Oladejo Okediji, dies at 89

The octogenarian novelist died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Professor Mark Nwagwu

Mark Nwagwu: How To Love A Woman Forever

“In “Time Came Upon Me and Other Poems”, Mark Nwagwu teaches us how to love a woman eternally: say it, write it, remember and write it again…”

Chigozie Obioma and Kunle Ajibade

Chigozie Obioma: Probing the Metaphysics of Being

“I probe the peripheral, the cosmic questions of life and being, and the result is always that I see a cast of these characters who are unlucky, marginalised.”

Elnathan John

Book Review X-raying Elnathan’s ‘Becoming Nigerian A Guide’

”With this book, the author has been able to gain the attention of the reader and perhaps shown them how the ‘Nigerian God’ can indeed bless their hustle if they take the timeless tips he is offering…”

Guests showcasing their artsy side on wearable art

Fusion of art, music as Maker Lab Exhibition holds in Lagos

The programme celebrated artists that included visual artist Ruby Okoro.

Jerry Osagie

Book Review: Flipping financial forte through “Borrowing Made Easy”

‘The book engenders a paradigm shift capable of accelerating the global pursuit to end poverty.’

Limbe To Lagos

“Limbe To Lagos”: Reaffirming Universal Truths

“Limbe to Lagos” is arguably the first collection of its kind.

The Chairperson of the ANA Abuja chapter receiving an award in recognition of her efforts towards the development of African literature

Submission opens for 2019 African writers awards

The Award is an integral part of the annual African Writers Conference.

NLNG calls for entries in 2019 literature, science, literary criticism prize

The event, which is sponsored by sponsored by Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, is currently in its 15th year.

Ms Tanya Hill, US embassy official speaking at the event

Black History Month: Africa must tap potentials of Africans in the diaspora – Panel

A don says Nigerians in the diaspora remitted about $9 trillion home last year.

The Lander School. Photo courtesy the British Museum. (artnet.com)

Lagos govt seeks return of ‘Lander stool’ from British Museum

The stool was taken from the country during the colonial period.

Guests and Panelists at the launch of the book Afonja – The Rise

Book Launch: At ‘Afonja the Rise’ launch, literary experts make case for Yoruba culture rebirth

The book tells the story of the interplay of politics in the old Oyo Empire.

South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. EPA-EFE/Jon Hrusha

Books paint contrasting pictures of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.

New Nigerian Copyright Commission boss pledges positive impact

The official says the commission will be proactive in the execution of its mandate.

Nigerian students’ poetry prize calls for entries

The entries are open until March 15.

‘Americanah’, ‘Things Fall Apart’ make Obama’s favourite 2018 books list

‘Americanah’, which is reportedly being made into a film, is Adichie’s critically acclaimed third novel.

Procession at the flag-off of the final dry run of the Calabar Carnival in Calabar, Cross River State, on Sunday.

2018 Calabar cultural carnival kicks-off with 25 states

”Why should Africa wait for the Western world to tell its story and show its own heritage.”

Made in Nigeria' poetry event in Lagos on Saturday night.

Fusion of dance, drama as ‘Made in Nigeria’ poetry event holds

Chukwumerije held the audience spellbound for a little over two hours when he performed 20 poetry pieces in drama form.

Chimamamda Adichie at the creative writing workshop

Chimamanda Adichie concludes creative writing workshop in Lagos

The event was organised in partnership with Trace TV and Venator Partners Ltd.

Harriet Anena (L) with renowned African author, Wole Soyinka (C) after winning the prize in Nigeria Credit-softpowernews

Nigerian professor, Ugandan win Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

Another Nigerian was the runner-up for the prize.