Arts/Books

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.

Court of Appeal Headquarters

Nigerian prisoners have voting rights – Appeal Court

The appeal was filed by five inmates on behalf of other inmates in Nigerian prisons.

Nurudin Farah In Conversation: Good Fiction Is Never Far From the Truth

Writing is like tilling the ground and preparing the earth to bear fruits.

Nora Roberts and Tomi Adeyemi

Plagiarism: American author, Nora Roberts, addresses Tomi Adeyemi’s allegations

Ms Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels while Ms Adeyemi is an award-winning Nigerian writer, based in the U.S.

Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Nigerian writer wins prestigious international award

The award comes with $100,000.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Plaques that form part of the Benin Bronzes are displayed at The British Museum on November 22, 2018 in London, England. The British Museum has agreed to loan the plaques back to a new museum in Benin City in Nigeria. The Benin Bronzes were taken from Africa by British troops in 1897. The return of a basalt Easter Island Head figure has also been requested this week by The Governor of the Easter Islands, Tarita Alarcón Rapu amid a broader call for artefacts taken during colonial rule to be restituted. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

British, French museums to return Benin bronzes after over 100 years

More than 1,000 of the bronzes are held at museums across Europe.

Ikeogu Oke

Obituary: Ikeogu Oke: Nigeria’s ‘Poet Laureate’ takes a bow

Mr Oke was a socially conscious poet and a political analyst.

Ikeogu Oke

Tributes as Nigerians mourn celebrated poet, Ikeogu Oke

Mr Oke, who won the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the NLNG, died Saturday at 51.

The Passport of Mallam Ilia’s animation movie underway

The plot explores colonial Northern Nigeria, and tells a story of love, loss and revenge.

Stage Play, ‘The Confab’ comes alive in Lagos

The Confab is a satire about Nigeria, fused with comedy and witty dialogue says director.

Ooni and wife at Art X Lagos 2018

Ooni of Ife, wife, others attend Art X Lagos opening night

The art exhibition was declared open at the Civic Centre.

BBC Hausa honours winners of “Hikayata” writing competition in Abuja

This year, Safiyya Jibril won the best story award with her story “Ya Mace” or ‘The Girl-Child’.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Lola Shoneyin pictured at the opening day of Ake Festival in Lagos on Friday

Osinbajo reveals ‘love story’ that ended literary dream

The festival is the biggest annual gathering of African writers, founders, editors and art enthusiasts in Nigeria.

Tony Attah, MD, NLNG

Tony Attah, Taofik Adegbite, spar on The Joy of Reading

“This conversation is one of the highlights of the 20th Lagos Book and Art Festival.”

NAFEST (Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria)

Traditional Wrestling, Dance Drama take center stage at NAFEST 2018

Wednesday’s events would begin with NAFEST Cultural Roundtable on Entrepreneurship.