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Nigerian musicians win major awards at MAMAs as Wizkid walks away with 3

Sarkodie, Wizkid and Patoranking The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards took place on Saturday night at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, hosted by Bonang Matheba. It was a big night for Nigerian musicians as Wizkid walked away with three major awards namely: Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration, while co-host, Nigeria’s Yemi Alade took home Best Female, ...

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Birth of a Nation, ’76 to open, close AFRIFF 2016

Chioma Onyenwe, Head of Programmes; Chioma Ude, Founder and Executive Director of AFRIFF and Afie Braimoh, Operations Director at the unveiling of AFRIFF 2016 in Lagos …Canon, Diageo join sponsorship list Anybody, who attended the previous editions of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), will not be disappointed for many reasons: the fantastic organisation, quality programming, noticeable presence of actors, directors ...

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Excellent traditional sculptures of a modernist, Ogiamen

Sculptor, Roland Udinyiwe Ogiamen, explaining his work during a preview In the weeks when the art landscape of Lagos enjoys activities populated with contemporary contents, a body of sculpture by septuagenarian, Roland Udinyiwe Ogiamen stands out, providing traditional texture. Ogiamien, 71, belongs in the second generation of Nigerian modernists whose works adorn public spaces across Nigeria, particularly defining Africa’s rich ...

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Just Theatre makes a debut on Lagos Mainland

A scene from the play Lagosians on the mainland were treated to a night of performance when ‘Just Theatre,’ a theatre company in Lagos, satged a new play titled Two Characters Undefined, at Firewood Grills and Bar, Sabo Yaba on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Written by Paul Ugbede and directed by Ifeanyi Eziukwu, Two Characters Undefined, a two-man play that ...

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‘Force is not the answer for extremist ideology’

Using gun powder to deal with extremism is like cutting the branches of a tree with the root still inside the ground. The problem is deeper than many people think” is how a new writer choses to approach the scourge of extremism plaguing various parts of the world. How then can the menace called extremism and all its violent manifestations ...

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RAN elects Irene Mbanefo national president

Mrs. Irene Chinwe Mbanefo The Reading Association of Nigeria, RAN, at its biennial conference in Calabar, elected Mrs. Irene Chinwe Mbanefo as National President alongside four executive officers to pilot its activities for the next two years. Those also elected were Vice President, Prof. Stella Ekpe, General Secretary, Dr. Sunday Osam Etim, Treasurer, Mrs. Abiodun Ayeni-Daniran, while the post of ...

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New reality TV empowers young Nigerians amid economic recession

Sales Consultant, Segun Akande (left); Head, Retail General Business at Leadway, Tunji Amokade; Life Coach & Psychologist, Lanre Olusola and Investment Banker, Joseph Edgar at the event PHOTO: UCHENNA EZEH A new reality TV, Africa Sales Academy (ASA) is set to make its debut. It is the production of SBA Interactive in collaboration with the Olusola Lanre-led Coaching Academy (OLCA), ...

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Breaking into mainstream is tough,’ says Kuboye

Babatunmida Kuboye Nigerian-born UK-based singer, Babatunmida Kuboye has revealed that he would not be swayed by the insinuation that the shoes his parents, Tunde and Fran Kuboye, left behind are too big for him to step into. The graduate of Birmingham University, United Kingdom is back in the country to push his music career after his exploits in the UK. ...

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Minister Opens Commemorative Art Exhibition, Hails Rich Cultural History Of Ancient Benin Kingdom

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed views the art works at the commemorative exhibition in Benin City The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the very rich cultural history and tradition of the ancient Benin Kingdom, one of the famous destinations during the exploitation of the African continent by the Europeans. Speaking at the opening of the National ...

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