Arts/Books

Nigerian artist emerges first African winner of Korean award

Ms. Nkanga was selected for creativity in drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, etc.

Gowon, Atiku to launch Adebanwi’s book on HID Awolowo

The book appears a must-read for all those interested in the political and family history of the Awolowos from the standpoint of HID Awolowo.

Elnathan John’s debut novel out November 12

‘Born on a Tuesday’ already has several positive reviews.

Chimamanda Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” named ‘Best of the Best’ of Baileys Prize

Half of a Yellow Sun won the Bailey’s Women’s Prize in 2007.

Of Music, Migration and Meaning: Two artists’ creative response to global issues

The exhibition opens in November.

Ken Saro-Wiwa, one of nine Ogoni community activists executed after an unfair trial in 1995.

Nigeria’s Committee for Relevant Arts to award N100,000 for best review of Ken Saro Wiwa’s works

Organisers say the competition is to honour the legacy of the late literary icon.

Odia Ofeimun

Nigerian finest poets gather for Lagos International Poetry festival

Organisers say it is a great time to be in the arts and that poetry is gradually becoming mainstream.

Book Review: Robert Keohane: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow in America, By Adagbo Onoja

For now, the more intriguing thing is how a scholar like John Agnew would describe Keohane as a distinctive theorist.

“Naija No Dey Carry Last”: Nuggets from Pius Adesanmi’s Satirical Masterclass, By Premium Times Books and Parrésia

Naija No Dey Carry Last by Professor Pius Adesanmi gathers his most important reflections on Nigeria over the last decade, mostly published in his PREMIUM TIMES, Sahara Reporters and Nigerian Village Square columns.

British author, Frederick Forsyth, spied for MI6 during Nigerian civil war

“The Foreign Office was denying that there were any dying children and they were passionate in supporting the dictatorship in Lagos.”

Governor-Geidam

Yobe moves to save relics of old Kanem-Borno capitol 

Gazargamo was the capital of the Bornu Empire from1460 to 1809. 

Author identifies publishing, marketing as major challenges to success of creative writers

He said that literary writers and authors are having a hard time getting the attention of publishers and market.

Nigerian writer, 12 others longlisted for 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 15 at a press conference in London

Award-winning author, El Nukoya, to release new book: ‘Baron of Broad Street’

“El Nukoya paints the portrait of Lagos and of those who make it happen with broad strokes and a keen eye for detail.”

Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 opens; Molara Wood, others, to judge entries

The first ever Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction

Akingbade’s Perforated Perspectives opens in Lagos

 “It’s important that we make space for fresh creative minds to exhibit alongside Nigerian masters…”

Yaw, Okey Bakassi stage satirical play on Nigerian issues

The play closed with a ‘Change’ appeal to the audience.

Photo competition launched to reflect modern Africa

The competition has three categories: Cities, Industry and Technology

Why I never wear English clothes – Tar Ukoh

Ukoh believes promoting “African.”

Olatunji Dare named Professor Emeritus in U.S. University

At Bradley, Prof Dare won awards for excellence in teaching and research, and was a recipient of the President’s Award for meritorious service.

​Soyinka set to be elected Oxford Professor of Poetry

Mr. Soyinka has 90 nominations, 40 more than required.

2 Nigerians shortlisted for 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize seeks to reward the best short stories published in English in Africa and by Africans.

Adenaike and Anidi returns home in ‘Akalaka’

The exhibition runs until mid-July at The Wheatbaker hotel, and is co sponsored by Global Energy Company Ltd and Ruinart.

Chimamanda Adichie-one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

“Her first TED talk, “The Danger of a Single Story”, is one of the most-watched TED talks and is a staple of school courses all over the world.”

Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ shortlisted for IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

“The novels come from Africa, America, Australia, Brazil, France, Ireland and the UK” said Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian.