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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.