Arts & Entertainment


Entertainment events to attend this weekend

There are several events to choose from.

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin is the Director, Forsyth County Library, North Carolina

INTERVIEW: Public library, necessary resource in any society – African-American Library Director

Sprinkle-Hamlin is the first woman and African-American to head the Forsyth County library system.

From Right Lota Chukwu, Kalu Ikeagwu and other guests at the premiere

Photos: New Nollywood movie “Kinsman” premieres in Lagos

The movie will begin showing in Nigerian cinemas nationwide from October 5.

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Adultery legalised in India

The country’s supreme court says extramarital affairs — while still a valid ground for divorce — are a private matter between adults.

REVIEW: Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali

Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali

“The devastation wrought by Boko Haram has rewritten the narrative of northeastern Nigeria, this time with blood and gore.”

Odia Ofeimum. [PHOTO CREDIT: Book Art Ville]

Odia Ofeimum to deliver keynote at 2018 Lagos Book and Art Festival

LABAF was birthed in September 1999, as Nigeria returned to civil rule after 16 years of military dictatorship.

Jim Iyke

Nollywood actor Jim Iyke to launch “Mr Taxi”

The taxi platform will begin operations in the five South-Eastern states.

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

Stress, not necessarily bad – Physician

The doctor however advised Nigerians to maintain healthy diet as a very important way to healthy life.

L-R Sheila Chukwulozie, Chimamanda Adichie, Sam Onyemelukwe and Mazi Nwonwu

Chimamanda Adichie announces return of creative writing workshop

“The workshop would also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers.”

Bill Cosby [Photo credit: CNN]

Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Bill Cosby, 81, has also been categorised as a sexually violent predator.

2018 ART X Prize

18 galleries set for 2018 ART X Lagos

The 2018 ART X Prize with Access winner, Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, will have a solo presentation of her project.

Participants at Minna Book and Arts Festival

Zaynab Alkali, other literary giants storm Minna arts festival

The event is the first of its kind in Minna and the North-central region of Nigeria.

Bill Cosby [Photo credit: CNN]

Comedian Bill Cosby to be sentenced for sexual assault conviction

More than 50 women have come forward to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual assault.

The Merry Men lead characters, Falz, AY, Jim Iyke and Ramsey Nuoah

Photos: Stars in Agbada challenge for AY’s movie premiere

Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Toyin Abraham, IK Ogbonna, Ojo, Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Alexx Ekubo and other stars were spotted at the premiere.

Ras Kimono and Efemena Okedi

Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena Okedi, is dead

Her death comes three months after Ras Kimono passed on.

Cobhams Asuquo

INTERVIEW: Why talent is not enough to succeed in music industry — Cobhams Asuquo

”I don’t sit down feeling sad and wishing I had my sight. That wont just doesn’t happen. I know sight is a good gift and it will be an interesting feeling to know what sight looks like.”

2018 MBGN winner, Anita Ukah

Miss Imo emerges ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’

The winner will represent Nigeria at the Miss World 2018 pageantry scheduled for December 8 in Sanya, China.


Lack of cinemas hampering Nollywood growth — PwC

Nigeria currently boasts 114 cinema screens which service a population estimated, in 2018, at 198 million.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

2.7 million Nigerian women engage in abortion— Expert

The expert says majority of these abortions are considered unsafe.

Davido steals show at Adeleke's campaign rallies

OsunDecides: Davido steals show at Adeleke’s campaign rallies

Ademola Adeleke is vying to be governor of Osun State.

RMD, Falz, MI, Ini Edo, others star in “Chief Daddy”

The film has a stellar cast starring veterans and newer actors.

Peter Dinklage poses backstage with his Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for “Game of Thrones.” REUTERS/Mike Blake

‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ win on night of Emmy upsets

HBO’s medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” won a total of nine Emmys.