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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

Buyers shun Hitler’s paintings

Buyers shun Hitler’s paintings Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler failed to find buyers at an auction Saturday held amid anger at the sale of Nazi memorabilia. High starting prices of between 19,000 and 45,000 euros ($21,000 and $50,000) and lingering suspicions about the authenticity of the artworks were thought to have scared off potential...... more

Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. So it is perhaps fitting that an exhibition opening in London on Friday about his life and legacy features his watch, which was always kept on South African time wherever...... more

POET’S CORNER

POET’S CORNER Ono (ni) yen We sat down to watch as the movie unfurled, “Executive ’ciary” became so uncurled. They say, and I quote, that “the man had some gold”, Our Gov’ment and Co, were all left in the cold. “This man, you get this? – you no utter one word. I see,...... more

Ooni, Soyinka take Nigerian culture to Brazil

Ooni, Soyinka take Nigerian culture to Brazil Yinka Oduniyi, Member, Nigeria-Brazil Culture and Business Initiative, said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, have indicated willingness to support the establishment of a cultural museum. Oduniyi said this at a reception hosted by Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture for the Brazilian...... more

Amosun celebrates Ogun Cultural Troupe for emerging tops at international cultural festival, others

Amosun celebrates Ogun Cultural Troupe for emerging tops at international cultural festival, others Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has hosted members of the state Cultural Troupe, for emerging first in the just concluded International Arts and Crafts competition, held in Abuja and other events. Amosun, while receiving the troupe in his office, in Abeokuta, commended the troupe for emerging tops in various national...... more

Ooni fast-tracks revival of Yoruba culture

Ooni fast-tracks revival of Yoruba culture The 28-year-old Oluwabamike Olawunmi, Bambam who is a former BBNaija housemate, is among other artistes selected to undertake the cultural revival of Yoruba people. They were picked by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, for a 12-day artistic show, designed to showcase the cultural heritage and promote Yoruba nation. Some...... more

Disney announces African launch of the ‘Mickey the True Original’ campaign

Disney announces African launch of the ‘Mickey the True Original’ campaign Disney Africa announced the African launch of the Mickey the True Original campaign, joining the global festivities honouring 9 decades of Mickey Mouse, his heritage, personality and status as a pop-culture icon. As November 18, 2018 marks 90 years since his first appearance in Steamboat Willie in November 1928, a series of world-wide celebrations will be...... more

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

 

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