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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

UBA Foundation reading through regions in Africa •Launches ‘Read Africa’ initiative in Gabon, Mozambique

   UBA Foundation reading through regions in Africa •Launches ‘Read Africa’ initiative in Gabon, Mozambique As part of its mission to improve the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa operates, UBA Foundation continues to encourage African youths to adopt the culture of reading through its ‘Read Africa’ initiative. Read Africa aims to rekindle the reading culture amongst young Africans. Designed and...... more

ART X Prize with Access announced in Lagos

ART X Prize with Access announced in Lagos ART X Lagos, West Africa’s foremost international art fair, in conjunction with Access Bank, has announced the 2018 edition of the ‘ART X Prize with Access’, which was established to recognise and support the best of emerging Nigerian visual art talent. With a mission to support and contribute to the development...... more

Firm invites entries for Ravimal Essay Series 2 •Partners PSN, YPG

Firm invites entries for Ravimal Essay Series 2 •Partners PSN, YPG   A leading indigenous pharmaceutical company, Miral Pharm Ltd has further affirmed its commitment to malaria eradication in Nigeria with delightful announcement of the commencement of call for Ravimal Essay Series 2, an initiative at ‘ending Malaria for Good.’ President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), His Excellency, Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai said...... more

Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange: The best of Nigerian culture goes on display in Paris

Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange: The best of Nigerian culture goes on display in Paris   Nigerian arts and culture takes centre stage in the heart of Paris as the Embassy of Nigeria host France business community and friends of Nigeria to an exhibition of some of Nigeria’s finest art, cuisine, fashion, music, film and traditional games, on the platform of the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange....... more

Sex scandal forces postponement of Nobel Prize for Literature

Sex scandal forces postponement of Nobel Prize for Literature The Swedish Academy has announced that no Nobel Prize for literature will be awarded this year, in the wake of a financial and sexual scandal that has engulfed the body responsible for selecting the winner. The Academy said on Friday that it aimed to award two prizes, including for this year,...... more

Saraki inaugurates panel on National Assembly museum, archives

Saraki inaugurates panel on National Assembly museum, archives   President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, inaugurated an Adhoc Committee for the establishment and development of the National Assembly Museum and Archives. The Committee chaired by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate...... more

89 plays compete for $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

89 plays compete for $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize   Eighty-nine entries will compete for the 2018 edition of the Nigeria LNG Limited-sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature focused on Drama, the Company revealed yesterday at a formal ceremony in Lagos to hand-over the entries to the Advisory Board of the Prize.  The hand-over of the entries to the Advisory Board,...... more

Abia Govt. launches ‘Creative Hub’ to boost tourism, arts, culture

Abia Govt. launches ‘Creative Hub’ to boost tourism, arts, culture   Abia Government has established a creative hub to boost tourism, arts and culture sector in order to create a sustainable economy, an official said on Thursday.   Mr Obioma Ogbonna, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, made this known in Umuahia during an interactive session with stakeholders.  Ogbonna...... more

6 authors win $200,000 NLNG prize for science, literature

  6 authors win $200,000 NLNG prize for science, literature The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) on Wednesday presented 200, 000 dollars prize to six winners of its “Nigeria Prize for Science and Literature”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ikeogu Oke emerged the winner of the Prize for Literature and received a cash prize of 100,000 dollars for...... more

 

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