Arts/Books

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.

L-R: Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Abdulrahman Ado; Winner, 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature, Ayobami Adebayo, and Chief Financial Officer, 9mobile, Phillips Oki at the prize presentation in Lagos on Thursday

Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo wins 2018 9mobile Literature Prize

The award is one of the most prestigious literature prize for first time fiction writers of African origin.

Anthony Onugba

Submissions open for 2019 African Writers Residency

The initiative is open to writers of African descent living in Africa

Toni Morrison (Photo Credit: USA Today)

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

Toni Morrison died Monday night at the age of 88 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

9mobile Prize for Literature

Board of Patrons of 9mobile literature prize resigns

The patrons sent a joint resignation letter.

Three Nigerian authors make 2019 Booker Prize longlist

Three Nigerian authors make 2019 Booker Prize longlist

The introduction of the International Prize to complement the Man Booker Prize was announced in June 2004.

Google doodle of Buchi Emecheta's 75th birthday

Google celebrates late Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta

Over the course of her life, Buchi Emecheta published 16 novels and wrote several plays.

Lanre Arogundade

Book on ‘Media and Elections’ by Lanre Arogundade set for launch

Media stakeholders, industry gurus, government officials, diplomatic corps, royal fathers, have been penciled to grace the launch of the latest book by Mr Arogundade.

Lesley Nneka Arimah [Photo: Caine Prize]

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins 2019 Caine Prize

Lesley won the award for or her short story entitled “Skinned.”

Toyin Odutola: Nigerian artist[PHOTO CREDIT: @HeraldNG]

Nigerian artist, Toyin Odutola’s artwork sells for N215 million

This sale puts Ms Odutola behind a fellow female artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, and the legendary Ben Enwonwu.

Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria, David Nieves Velásquez Caraballo, addressing a news conference on alleged economic blockade and unilateral coercive measures against Venezuelan government by the US government in Abuja on Friday (29/3/19). 02559/29/3/2019/Anthony Alabi/ NAN

Abuja Guest Writer session spotlights Venezuelan, Nigerian literature

Ambassador Carrabballo’s talk will showcase aspects of Latin American Literature.

Stamping History (Foam)

Peju Olayiwola’s “Indigo Reimagined” displays adire in new light

Adire fabrics feature prominently in the art and culture of the Yoruba people.

Nnimo Bassey

Poets, activists celebrate Nnimmo Bassey at 61

Mr Bassey is a recipient of the Rights Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize for works against oil pollution in the Niger Delta.

A cross section of persons with albinism at the exhibition

New exhibition offers glimpse into the untold tales of albinism

The images explore both the alienation and struggles experienced by persons with albinism, as well as celebrates their lives and achievements.

The author Dele Farotimi pictured (third from the left)

New book highlighting Nigeria’s political trajectories launched in Lagos

The book highlights the problems faced as a nation and articulates visions that can transform the nation.

The Caine Award. [PHOTO CREDIT: Literary Hub]

Two Nigerians shortlisted for 2019 Caine Prize

The winner of this year’s £10,000 prize will be announced at an award ceremony at SOAS University of London in July.

Game of Thrones

‘Game of Thrones’ books will have different ending – author

Martin’s announcement was good news for fans who were dissatisfied with the show’s finale.

Book on PREMIUM TIMES publisher set for launch

The book has over 90 contributions from a spectrum of Mr Olorunyomi’s teachers, colleagues, associates and mentees.