Socio-cultural, political developments of Nigerian film industry

Barclays Ayakoroma’s “Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres” has provided respite to researchers on Nigerian cinema, film history, theory, criticism and the culture of film scholarship in Nigeria. The 365-page book achieves this by virtually dwelling on diverse aspects of theoretical tradition, taxonomy and critical establishment of film, with focus Nigerian film industry, Nollywood. In his Forward to the book Femi Shaka, a Professor of film studies in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, validates this point when he writes that: “the…

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For Park Theatre, season of plays by Wole Soyinka

Tony Okuyeme Ahead of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s birthday, which holds tomorrow July 13, Park Theatre, the resident theatre platform for Freedom Park, Lagos, penultimate Saturday, a month-long season plays, in his honour. Three of Soyinka’s plays will be performed every weekend in July through August 27. The plays include King Baabu’s which will have a command performance on July 26 at the same venue by Oxygen Koncepts. Other Soyinka’s plays scheduled for performance are Swamp Dwellers (which will be staged by Crown Troupe of Africa) and Strong Breed (by Renegade…

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Redemption: Olagunju’s soloexhibition holds in Lagos

Redemption, a solo exhibition by Adeola Olagunju opens on Saturday July 8, 2017, at A Whitespace, Ikoyi, Lagos. For this exhibition, Adeola creates stunning images using selfportraiture and re-staging of traditional healing rituals to explore her journey through a near-death experience. Created in Lagos and Düsseldorf, these stunning new works interrogate the space between trauma and healing, belonging and home with images that at once document, reconstruct, perform and imagine. This exhibition will be on until the 23rd of July 2017

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Towards excellence in examinations

Tunde Ogunsola’s new book, Secret Behind Examination Success, is a commendable effort by the author in a situation where students no longer want to read but make good grades in both internal and external school examinations over the years, with the connivance of some shameless teachers and unprincipled parents on one hand and the students personal laziness on the other. Divided into 12 chapters with topical headings such as The Concept of Examination Success; Understanding and Application of Examination Techniques; Concentration and Curbing Distractions; Overcoming Comprehension Difficulties and Sustaining Growth…

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Death & The King’s Horseman, Obi

Tony Okuyeme The 8th edition of the annual Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Project, WSICE 2017, which will hold July 12 -15 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, will focus on the theme: “Intolerance: The Burden Of Our Moral And National Conscience”. The producers of Open Door Series ProjectWS, while announcing this in a release, stated that the theme for this year is, in the words of the Executive Producer, Teju Kareem, premised on the conviction that “intolerance in all its ramifications (political, religious, ethnic/tribal, cultural etc.) destroys the very fabric of…

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Happiness Like Water on Ohaeto Street, other stories

When one deliberately spills ink, splattering it wherever one never imagined, then it becomes imperative that one considered the underlying currents of such exercise of recompense. Needful to state is the need not to fear how the rebuttals would come, but it is assured that the junctures of emotive flurry guarantee definite abstract and concrete responses from its impact. Happiness Like Water is a brazen collection of short stories that are fictive realities of our lives. The part of us we love to share, or those moments which are locked…

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HOS to NICO: Send memo to NCE for recognition of certificates

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has urged the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) to send a memo to the National Council of Establishment (NCE) for final approval and recognition of its Diploma in Cultural Administration (DCA) programme. Stating this in her response to requests made by the Executive Secretary/CEO, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Assoc. Prof. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, when he paid her a courtesy call at her office at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, Mrs. Oyo-Ita commended NICO for the visit. She…

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