Arts/Books

Christmas in Chibok, By Gbenga Adesina

“When I say jingle bell, my mind will become one with that woman of
Ramah in Shiki, North of Chibok”.

Cornell university promotes African writing with a prize

The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, a major new award, was announced Friday, November 21, at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Abeokuta.  The prize recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages. Renowned author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, a Board member, said that the Mabati-Cornell prize is […]

Jonathan congratulates Onobrakpeya on honour from American Museum

Mr. Onobrakpeya was honoured by the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC.

The journey of the electron, By Perry Brimah

“Praise to the Lord who made systems the best human technology cannot”.

Book Review: Masquerade: Michael Jackson Alive in Nigeria

The reader is taken for a ride.

​A​rts Exhibition: Chima meets Nwanne in Lagos Connections

The exhibition will showcase a body of 37 crafted works on canvas and wood.

Yes, They Slap Court Judges In The Land Of Honour-Part 3 By Niyi Osundare

The writer was inspired current events.

Yes, They Slap Court Judges In The Land Of Honour (Part 2), By Niyi Osundare

The poet was inspired by recent events.

Angelia Jolie made Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth

She was honoured by the Queen for her hard work campaigning against sexual violence.

NLNG

Sam Ukala’s Iredi War wins 2014 Nigeria Prize for Literature

Mr. Ukala will receive $100,000.

F​rench writer awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Modiano is the 15th French writer to win the award.

​Y​es, They Slap Court Judges In The Land Of Honour, Part 1 By Niyi Osundare

The poet writes was inspired by current events.

Augie-Kuta focuses on Alternative Evil in first solo exhibition

The artist focuses on the environmental effects of smoking in general and e-cigarettes in particular.

Ebedi Writers Residency celebrates fourth year

The residency is in its fourth year.

Odia Ofeimun

Odia Ofeimun and the Abuja Stage: Master Class on the Transformation We Need, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The poet inspires.

Final Shorlist of Three for NLNG-Sponsored US$100,000 Literature Prize Emerges

The eventual winner of the competition will be announced at a World Press Conference on October 9.

Makoko Floating School nominated for global Design Of The Year

Al Jazeera’s new series Rebel Architecture uncovers the architects who are shunning the glamour of ‘starchitecture’ and using design to tackle the world’s urban, environmental and social crises. The series premieres on 18 August 2014. Nigerian architect and urbanist Kunlé Adeyemi is one of six ground-breaking international architects profiled. His episode, Working on Water, focuses […]

US Universities Celebrate Olatunji Dare at 70

The famous newspaper columnist and public intellectual, Dare, who is an alumnus of the Indiana University, Bloomington, has also been celebrated by his alma mater in light of the honour done to him in his home country.

Out in Abuja: Art gallery-hopping

Getting inspired by Art in Abuja

Walker and the Restitution of Two Benin Bronzes, By Peju Layiwola

June 20, 2014 would go down in history as a memorable day for the people of Benin and advocates for the return of looted Benin artefacts taken during the infamous 1897 British expedition. The British reportedly stole about 4,000 objects from Benin while some were destroyed during the imbroglio that occurred in 1897. The King of Benin, […]

Time Magazine, YouTube, recognize Nigeria’s Reminisce, Orezi

Time magazine listed Reminisce as one of world’s revolutionary rappers while YouTube picked Orezi’s Rihanna as one the 8 amazing videos in the world.

Out in Abuja: Club behaviour

Abuja’s club life can be all it can be, despite the city’s (in)security reality. At The Traffic, traffic never lets up.