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All set for Ooni Ogunwusi’s TellAfrica International Art & Craft Festival (TIAF 2018)

All set for Ooni Ogunwusi’s TellAfrica International Art & Craft Festival (TIAF 2018) All is set for the maiden edition of Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) initiated International Art and Craft Festival in Baltimore, USA. The two-day event will hold at the Convention Centre, Downtown, Baltimore, on Friday and Sunday, December 14 and 16, 2018. Chief Executive Officer of TellAfrica, Gbemisola Bisi-Taiwo,...... more

UBA receiving entries for National Essay Competition

UBA  receiving entries for National Essay Competition The UBA Foundation is now accepting entries for this year’s edition of the National Essay Competition. (URL  https://www.ubagroup.com/national-essay-competition) The first prize for the competition is a N2 million educational grant for the winner to study in any African university of his or her choice, a 100% increase from N1m which was...... more

45 Nigerian firms flaunt potential at SNEPCo exhibition

45 Nigerian firms flaunt potential at SNEPCo exhibition In-country value in the oil and gas sector received a major boost from the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) as over 45 indigenous service firms subscribed to the just-concluded SNEPCo Nigeria Content Exhibition in Lagos, a platform  for the firms to showcase their capacities and capabilities to regulators and...... more

NAFEST 2018 begins in Port Harcourt

NAFEST 2018 begins in Port Harcourt All is now set for the National Festival of Arts and Culture tagged NAFEST Rivers 2018 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital which kicks off today, Saturday, October 20, 2018. A statement by the Festival Media/Publicity Committee said that advanced teams from all the states of the federation arrived Port...... more

BREAKING: Soji Cole wins 2018 Nigeria Prize for Literature •Netherlands-based Peter Ngene carts away Science Prize

BREAKING: Soji Cole wins 2018 Nigeria Prize for Literature •Netherlands-based Peter Ngene carts away Science Prize Playwright Soji Cole around 10pm on Friday emerged winner of the 2018 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited. His work Embers, was announced the winner during a night of glamour at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, carting away the prize of...... more

Greenlife Pharmaceuticals promises more support for Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards

Greenlife Pharmaceuticals promises more support for Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Greenlife Pharmaceuticals promises more support for Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, sponsors of Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards, has promised to offer bigger and better sponsorship package for the competition. Mr. Ebuka Chukwuka, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, at a press conference...... more

Okonkwo reignites cultural festival in Ogidi with Iwa Ji

Okonkwo reignites cultural festival in Ogidi with Iwa Ji For several hours on Saturday, October 6, 2018, the Ogidi country home of High Chief Obiora Okonkwo, Chairman of The Dome Entertainment and Hospitality Center Abuja, was a center for cultural exhibition as traditional dances, masquerades and traditional flutists reignited passion in Igbo culture with displays as Okonkwo took centerstage to...... more

Nobel Prize in Physics is shared by a woman, the first in 55 years

Nobel Prize in Physics is shared by a woman, the first in 55 years The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years, and for only the third time in its history. Donna Strickland, a Canadian physicist, was awarded the 2018 prize jointly with Gérard Mourou, from France, for their work on generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical...... more

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape A court in Sweden has sentenced a French national at the centre of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal, which rocked the academy that awards Nobel Prize for literature, to two years in jail for rape. An influential figure in Stockholm's cultural scene, 72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault went on trial last...... more

Over 150 competitors, 20,000 people to attend skills festival in Abuja

Over 150 competitors, 20,000 people to attend skills festival in Abuja iCreate Skill Fest, organisers of Africa’s biggest technical and vocational skill competition has said that over 150 competitors and about 20,000 people would visit the competition in Abuja in October. Mr Bright Jaja, Chief Executive Officer, iCreate Africa, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Jaja said that...... more

The 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend set to hold in November

The 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend set to hold in November From Saturday the 10th to Sunday the 11th of November, 2018, fashion enthusiasts all over the world will be treated to an unparalleled exposé of Africa’s finest in fashion at the 3rd edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding in Lagos, one of Africa’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities, the two-day...... more

Student paints El-Rufai's portrait in two minute; sells it for N2m

Student paints El-Rufai's portrait in two minute; sells it for N2m Mr Adebayo Seun, a 200 level Fine Arts student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on Saturday sold a portrait of Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, which he painted in two minutes for N2.0 million. The portrait, painted during Kaduna Emerging Young Leaders Summit held in Kaduna, was bought through an...... more

AFRIMA’s Executive Producer, Mike Dada, elected 2nd Vice-President of PACC5 Bureau

AFRIMA’s Executive Producer, Mike Dada, elected 2nd Vice-President of PACC5 Bureau President and Executive Producer of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Mike Dada, was part of Art and Cultural experts invited to the 5th African Union Pan-African Cultural Congress (PACC5) held at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 5 to 7, 2018. PACC is a platform for Pan-African...... more

Cole, Abdullahi, Nasiru on shortlist for 'The Nigeria Prize for Literature'

Cole, Abdullahi, Nasiru on shortlist for 'The Nigeria Prize for Literature' The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has approved a final shortlist of three books out of the long list of 11 released in July 2018. The books are Embers by Soji Cole, Death and The King’s Grey Hair by Denja Abdullahi and The Rally by Akanji Nasiru. Embers,...... more

Davido, Stonebwoy, Bobi Wine, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema make 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans List

Davido, Stonebwoy, Bobi Wine, Mohamed Salah, Farida Nabourema make 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans List 100 young achievers from 26 African countries have been announced by Africa Youth Awards as part of the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans. The annual prestigious list which was launched in 2016 and currently in its third year features young politicians, activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, digital influencers, philanthropists &...... more

ART X Lagos announces dates for its third edition

ART X Lagos announces dates for its third edition ART X Lagos, West Africa’s premier international art fair will hold from November 2 to 4, 2018 at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. ART X Lagos is one of the most important art fairs on the continent, showcasing the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and...... more

Nigerian student wins Chinese Language contest

Nigerian student wins Chinese Language contest Nigerian student, Anthony Ekwensi, has been crowned the African champion at the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the grand finale of the competition took place on August 4 in Changsha, Hunan Province. Russian student Ruslan was the...... more

UI renames Arts Theatre after Wole Soyinka

UI renames Arts Theatre after Wole Soyinka The management of the University of Ibadan on Tuesday renamed its Arts Theatre after Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka. The university also named the Practical Theatre as Geoffrey Axworthy studio. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Axworthy was the founding Director of the School of Drama of the university...... more

France offers Nigeria cinema school

France offers Nigeria cinema school The outgoing Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Denys Gauer, in Abuja said France has concluded arrangements to establish a cinema school in Lagos and some museums around the country. The facilities are in addition to formalising an agreement on film production and the US$2 billion investment in projects in 10...... more

Power, politics dominate NLNG’s Literature Prize longlist of 11

Power, politics dominate NLNG’s Literature Prize longlist of 11 The struggle for political control and power play dominate the longlist for the $100,000 The Nigeria Prize for Literature, announced today by the Advisory Board for the Prize. The Nigeria Prize for Literature is Africa’s most prestigious literary prize sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. The 2018 long list of 11 plays...... more

Nigeria: Number of active mobile lines nears population figure

Nigeria: Number of active mobile lines nears population figure `The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria have increased to 162 million. This figure is close to the nation’s population figure which is now put at 195 million. It said in its monthly Subscribers Operator Data posted on its website on Friday that the mobile lines...... more

How Bolatito Ibitola won 2018 ‘Art X Prize with Access ’

How Bolatito Ibitola won 2018 ‘Art X Prize with Access ’ West Africa’s renowned art fair, Art X Lagos and Access Bank have announced Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola as the winner of the 2018 edition of Art X Prize with Access, instituted to recognize and support emerging visual artists in Nigeria. Bolatito was chosen from a pool of several dozen applicants by a jury...... more

5th AFRIMA debuts 4 new award categories

5th AFRIMA debuts 4 new award categories The fifth edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, has debuted four new award categories to enjoin inclusiveness and expand the playing field in the awarding process for African music and creative professionals who have begun to send in their entries for the...... more

20 budding Nigerian writers make it to next stage of the GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest

20 budding Nigerian writers make it to next stage of the GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest After spending several weeks poring over more than 1,000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are: Devil’s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko The Smell of rain by Nneoma...... more

Entries open for 2018 Nigeria Christian Teen Writers Award

Entries open for 2018 Nigeria Christian Teen Writers Award Entries to the 2018 ‘The Young Nigerian Christian Writers’ Awards’ has commenced. The aim of the Awards is to discover and encourage writers of the future. The Award carries no monetary prize but a framed certificate of Merit, Certificate of Participation, Certificate of Award and Achievement for the teen author. According...... more

Highlife music is a way of life — Kalapi Ojuka, Finalist, HiLife Fest 2018

Highlife music is a way of life — Kalapi Ojuka, Finalist, HiLife Fest 2018 For Rivers State-based High Life Singer, Kalapi Ojuka, singing and playing Highlife music is not only a dream come true but a way of life. Speaking after emerging one of the five finalists who slugging it out at the final round in Enugu this weekend, Ojuka expressed gratitude to Life Continental...... more

Nigerian shortlisted for £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Nigerian shortlisted for £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation A Nigerian, Ifediora Emmanuel Ugochukwu, has been named as one of the four finalists for the Africa prize for engineering innovation. The electronics engineer developed an Intelligent Meter (iMeter) and an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) software that prevents individuals from tampering with electricity meters and ensures that consumers are billed only...... more

Igbo Highlife Fest: N2m up for grabs in the grand finale

 Igbo Highlife Fest: N2m up for grabs in the grand finale All is set for the grand finale of the Highlife and Cultural Dance Talents competition tagged“Igbo Highlife Fest,“ scheduled for June 2 in Enugu, the Coal City. The N2 million is up for grabs in the final which involves five groups in the traditional dance category and ten singers in the...... more

‘Against All Odds’ documentary on amputees debuts

‘Against All Odds’ documentary on amputees debuts A filmmaker, Adefemi Davies on Wednesday said a documentary titled, “Against All Odds”, produced to support an amputee, Miss Adenike Adebayo, to walk freely again has debuted online. Davies told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Adebayo’s determination to succeed in life inspired him in making of the...... more

Platform Arts Solution, Art Noise partner on North African Arts & Culture project

Platform Arts Solution, Art Noise partner on North African Arts & Culture project Arts Solution on 20th May 2018 announced its partnership with Art Noise to streamline its residency programs activities such as workshop training, community outreach, exhibition, arts event and more scheduled to take place in Tunisia between July and August of 2018. Art Solution will also integrate its activities with Art Noise...... more

 

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