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Agbalanze Onitsha Cultural Association: Origin and Developments: A Review by Zelugo Dr. Joe Bel-Molokwu

Agbalanze Onitsha Cultural Association: Origin and Developments: A Review by Zelugo Dr. Joe Bel-Molokwu Agbalanze! Ogbuevi Ogbuevi nu o! Onye na nk’ie, Onye na nk’ie o! Nke onye chi, nya ze kw’oo! Title: Agbalanze Onitsha Cultural Association: Origin and Developments Published: 2019 Publishers: Agbalanze Onitsha Cultural Association Consultant/Author: Chinyelugo Osita Anionwu Research Assistant: Ugokwe Tobechukwu Etukokwu Editors: Zelugo Joe Bel-Molokwu & Nnabuenyi Chiedu Ofodile Contents:...... more

Wanted: Artists to live and work in Lagos, Nigeria

Wanted: Artists to live and work in Lagos, Nigeria An artist who was born in Britain and raised in Nigeria has announced plans for a programme to get painters, sculptors and other creatives living and working together in the West African nation’s commercial capital Lagos. Yinka Shonibare - a Turner Prize nominee whose giant ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ work...... more

Adedokun reads from new book, ‘The danfo driver in all of us’

Adedokun reads from new book, ‘The danfo driver in all of us’ Writer and public relations practitioner, Mr. Niran Adedokun, author of Ladies calling the shots, a book profiling leading female filmmaker in Nigeria will today, Monday, November 4, 2019, join about 20 other authors at Book Trek, the opening event of the Lagos Book and Arts festival, LABAF. The event holds at Freedom...... more

5 must attend events at LABAF 2019

5 must attend events at LABAF 2019 With a less than 24 hours left to the 2019 edition of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), we are excited about the amazing activities in store. Every single event, conversation and activity at the festival has been carefully-curated to tickle your artistic fancy, while leaving you better. But we...... more

Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo emerges joint winner of Booker Prize

Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo emerges joint winner of Booker Prize A panel of judges on Monday rebelled against the rules of a prestigious literary award by naming both Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo the winners of the 2019 Booker Prize in London. Peter Florence, the head of the judges, said they had been told “quite firmly” that they could only pick...... more

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, on Saturday announced Boom Boom, authored by Jude Idada as the winner of the $100,000 prize for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature. The book edged out Mystery at Ebenezer Lodge, by Dunni Olatunde and The Great Walls of Benin,...... more

A poem for Nigeria at 59

A poem for Nigeria at 59 Once upon a time a Nation was given birth to She was very little Whatever was required of her, she did She was ignorant of everything she was asked to do Not conscious of the fact that she might be doom After a long time that she gave birth Her children...... more

Ekiti Arts Council inaugurates Global Art and Culture Collective

Ekiti Arts Council inaugurates Global Art and Culture Collective In its bid to strengthening the creative capacity and widening the horizon of the arts and culture sector, the Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture has inaugurated the first-ever Collective, named as Network of Ekiti State Creative Artists (NECA).  Inaugurating the body Tuesday in his office, the Director-General, Ekiti State...... more

Non-Nigerian, Nigerian win 2019 NLNG Science Prize

Non-Nigerian, Nigerian win 2019 NLNG Science Prize The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science on Wednesday announced the works by Professor Meihong Wang and Dr. Mathew Aneke on Carbon Capture, Carbon Utilisation, and Biomass Gasification and Energy Storage for Power Generation as the winning works for this year’s The Nigeria Prize for Science, worth $100,000. In...... more

Idada, Olatunde, Begho make final shortlist for NLNG’s 2019 Literature Prize

Idada, Olatunde, Begho make final shortlist for NLNG’s 2019 Literature Prize The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature today, Wednesday, September 4, 2019, announced Jude Idada’s Boom Boom, Dunni Olatunde’s Mystery at Ebenezer Lodge and O.T. Begho’s The Great Walls of Benin as finalists for the 2019 The Nigeria Prize for Literature, worth $100,000 and sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG). Boom Boom by Jude Idada...... more

FIXING NIGERIA: A calse for national rebirth

FIXING NIGERIA: A calse for national rebirth Title: Fixing Nigeria Author: Chuks Emmanuel Inyaba-Nwazojie Publisher: Page Publishing Inc, New York Year: 2016 Pagination: 247 Reviewer: Ngozi Emedolibe ‘Fixing Nigeria’ is a collection of papers by Chuks Emmanuel Inyaba-Nwazojie based on his observations of what has been unfolding in Nigeria since independence. Dwelling profoundly on incidents he witnessed as a...... more

Two Nigerian youths emerge winners of US based poetry competition

Two Nigerian youths emerge winners of US based poetry competition Winners of the maiden edition of Getlitnaija, a spoken word poetry competition launched in 2018, have described the platform as ‘a big boost’ to emerging poets in the country. The two winners, Chisom Irechukwu (Adult Category) and Bosede Bisiriyu of Salvation Army Primary School, Ijoko Abeokuta, Ogun State (Junior Category) emerged...... more

11 writers contest for $100,000 The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019

11 writers contest for $100,000 The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019 The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature Thursday, July 18, announced the shortlist of 11 drawn from 173 books, in the running for the 2019 edition of the prize. The 11 books on the shortlist of 11, in alphabetical order by title of book, are: 1. A Hero’s Welcome, Ndidi...... more

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins 2019 Caine Prize

Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah wins 2019 Caine Prize  Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 20th edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’. The prize was launched in 2000, and is awarded annually to an African writer of a short story published in English. The winner receives £10,000 prize money, and each shortlisted writer...... more

US-based Nigerian author decries low reading culture among Nigerians

US-based Nigerian author decries low reading culture among Nigerians A United States of America-based Nigerian author, Okey Nwachuku, has advocated the promotion of reading culture among Nigerians. Nwachuku, author of ‘Talon of the Python’, said that efforts should be stepped up by governments, corporate institutions and well-meaning individuals in Nigeria to promote reading culture, especially among the youths. He decried...... more

UBA celebrates International Day of the African Child with special readings, mentoring sessions

UBA celebrates International Day of the African Child with special readings, mentoring sessions UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Monday, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of the African Child. The day, which has been set aside by the United Nations to celebrate children in Africa, recognises the courage of...... more

The Native God, By Esther Chizaram Ngele

The Native God, By Esther Chizaram Ngele Okonkwo! Okonkwo! You need to see this. O’ gini Ononiwu? Why must you shout every time you come here? Okonkwo retorted. “I cannot understand what I'm seeing, Okonkwo!” “Of course, his presence needs to be heard before seen and felt,” Nkemjika mumbled as she turned on the mat where she laid with...... more

Female artists use art to draw attention to menstrual challenges

Female artists use art to draw attention to menstrual challenges According to the United Nations, lack of menstrual knowledge, poor access to sanitary products and a non-facilitating school environment can make it difficult for girls to attend school in most developing countries of the world. The UN calls for interventions to reduce the burden of menstruation for school girls by government...... more

Nigerian artist, Emediong’s ‘Lagbaja’ painting makes history at Cyprus Museum

Nigerian artist, Emediong’s ‘Lagbaja’ painting makes history at Cyprus Museum 19-year-old Nigerian medical student, Emediong Uduak Uko’s painting of music legend, ‘Lagbaja’ has become the first African work to be displayed at the Cyprus Modern Art Museum. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Emediong is also the youngest artist and only African to have her work exhibited at museum, which...... more

Toni Kan’s ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’ makes UK debut

Toni Kan’s ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’ makes UK debut Cassava Republic has announced the release of the UK edition of Nights of the Creaking Bed, Toni Kan’s critically acclaimed and award-winning short story collection. The book hit stores yesterday, April 30, 2019, in the UK as the first book to be released under the company’s new imprint, Cassava Shorts. First...... more

7 Things you did not know about master artist and poet, Uche Okeke

7 Things you did not know about master artist and poet, Uche Okeke  The tragedy of ancient black civilisation was the fact that so few of what the ancients knew was written down and whatever is not written down is difficult to transmit from generation to generation and so knowledge ends up being lost. Uche Okeke is considered one of the founding fathers of...... more

Delta to organise cultural festival — Okowa

Delta to organise cultural festival — Okowa Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has asked the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to partner with the Organisation for the Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) to organise a state-wide cultural festival.  Speaking at the 16th Anioma Cultural Festival organised by OFAAC in Asaba on Monday, the Governor observed that...... more

Perfection of beauty, By Esther Chizaram Ngele

Perfection of beauty, By Esther Chizaram Ngele   Wisdom is learning not to make the wrong enemy for yourself. It takes a great level of understanding of life not to go after the wrong person; and even a deeper insight in selecting your enemies. This is one of the rules of life. The perfection of beauty is in dissociating all...... more

Moonlighting escapades of Agbonma

Moonlighting escapades of Agbonma The stars suddenly disappeared from the sky and the moonlight game came to an abrupt halt. This is disappointing for the children who have put in relentless efforts rehearsing their dances all day to be displayed to their parents during moonlight. Moonlight seasons are the most remarkable seasons in Igwekala. They...... more

ADA set to host 2nd Tapioca Street Arts Festival

ADA set to host 2nd Tapioca Street Arts Festival The second edition of the annual street arts festival dubbed TAPIOCA, organised by SPAA Media and set to promote tourism and arts in Ada is all set to take off this Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd, 2019.  The activity which has also added a boost to Easter celebration activities in...... more

NOVA Merchant Bank rated Investment Grade by 2 leading rating agencies

NOVA Merchant Bank rated Investment Grade by 2 leading rating agencies In furtherance of its plans to scale its operation this year, NOVA Merchant Bank Limited, in yet another milestone, has received an investment grade rating from both Agusto & Co (Bbb) and Global Credit Ratings (BBB-). The reasons given for the bank’s rating include the strength of the Board and management...... more

Children’s Literature receives boost in 2019 NLNG’s Literature Prize

Children’s Literature receives boost in 2019 NLNG’s Literature Prize One hundred and seventy-three (173) entries have been submitted to the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG).  The prize focuses on Children’s Literature in 2019. The number of entries this year show a 59% increase as compared to number of entries received in 2015, when the genre...... more

Exploring Aliche’s ‘Orphan’

Exploring Aliche’s ‘Orphan’ Nothing prepares people for greatness more than harsh conditions. And that is why Anthony Aliche dedicates the book, “Orphan”, to all who are not deterred by life’s misfortunes, such as his father, Aliche Ufomba. Life is fraught with negative situations but ironically there is always light at the end of the...... more

NLNG flags off 2019 Nigeria Prize Science, Literature, and Literary Criticism competitions

NLNG flags off 2019 Nigeria Prize Science, Literature, and Literary Criticism competitions The Advisory Boards for The Nigeria Prize for Science, The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Literary Criticism Prize, sponsored by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited, have published the Call for Entries for the 2019 edition of the prizes, flagging off this year’s competitions. The Science and Literature prizes, which are now...... more

Suicide not an option

Suicide not an option “I’m coming, my love! I’m coming…!” Big Joe kept muttering to himself as he twisted and turned: Laid down on the hard floor of Waterloo Bridge pavement. There was an unusual snow in Westwood, London City Centre. “Take my hand!” a voice called. It was a man’s voice with a deep...... more

 

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