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Effects Of Being A Polyglot

April 19, 2022

  In today’s world, globalization is the newest trend and polyglots are leading the way. With the massive growth of technology and the increased use of the internet, it is easy to cross boundaries and learn several languages from different countries. Read more about Arts A polyglot is someone who can speak or use several … Continue reading Effects Of Being A Polyglot

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Arts BUSINESS

SME Spotlight: Amani Art

April 19, 2022

Amani Art is a web design company based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It builds websites, online stores, and mobile applications for businesses, and also provides digital marketing services to its clients. Read more about Business Besides these offerings, Amani Art helps enterprises to create logos and harmonize their branding features across multiple digital channels. … Continue reading SME Spotlight: Amani Art

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Arts Culture Events

Arts And Culture Events To Attend This Detty December

April 19, 2022

  Detty December has been packed full with events, and it would seem after Christmas the tide would slow. Wrong! If anything, the festivities start entering another gear. With the New Year approaching, it is a celebration galore from here on out. Read more about Events Here are a few events celebrated this period: Cultural … Continue reading Arts And Culture Events To Attend This Detty December

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Sly Megida, Creative Director, Coke Spice Art

April 19, 2022

  Sly Megida—born Okenwa Chimaobi Emmanuel –is an artist, filmmaker, and Creative Director of Coke Spice Art Limited, an outfit that aims to revolutionize contemporary art. He’s a painter of murals, motifs, and graffiti, and a fashion illustrator of growing repute. Read more about Arts Sly’s engagement with art began early in his life. While … Continue reading Sly Megida, Creative Director, Coke Spice Art

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Arts Interviews Personality

The Sly Megida Experience

April 19, 2022

If art imitates real life then artists may be the finest philosophers in any given society. Indeed, I would argue that they are. In societies like Nigeria, the pluses to pursuing a career in visual art are not apparent to those not paying attention, but that does not remotely affect the fact that many visual … Continue reading The Sly Megida Experience

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Arts EDUCATION Opportunities

Applications Open For The British Council SSA Arts Cultural Exchange Program 2021

April 19, 2022

The British Council is calling for applications to its Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Cultural Exchange Program 2021. If you are an artist, art organization, arts professional, or creative sector researcher, you are invited to apply. This program is intended to drive cultural exchange between the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the United Kingdom. Through … Continue reading Applications Open For The British Council SSA Arts Cultural Exchange Program 2021

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Arts Literature Nigeria

#EndSARS: Creativity in Support of the Protest

April 19, 2022

The #EndSARS movement has baffled the world. During the two weeks of active peaceful protests, we saw creative content like never before. As Nigerians evaluate whether the protests were worth it or not, we want to share the beauty of creativity displayed during those weeks. Read more about #EndSARS Photography Nigerian photographers shined through amazing … Continue reading #EndSARS: Creativity in Support of the Protest

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Arts Men Personality

Men You Should Know: Yinka Shonibare

April 19, 2022

  Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA (born 1962) is a British-Nigerian artist living in the United Kingdom. His work explores cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. A hallmark of his art is the brightly coloured Ankara fabric he uses. Because he has a physical disability that paralyses one side of his … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Yinka Shonibare

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Arts BUSINESS

How To Set Up An Art Studio In Nigeria

April 19, 2022

  Are you a fabulous painter, a brilliant sculptor, or an exceptional sketcher?  Maybe you’re one or all of these things, but you’ve resigned to not pursuing these passions commercially because you think it’s not possible to earn anything significant from the business of art. Read more about How To While it’s true that the … Continue reading How To Set Up An Art Studio In Nigeria

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Arts Men Personality

Men You Should Know: Christopher Ofili

April 19, 2022

  Early life and education Ofili was born in Manchester to May and Michael Ofili on 10th October 1968. When he was eleven, his father left the family and moved back to Nigeria. Ofili was for some years educated at St. Pius X High School for Boys, and then at Xaverian College in Victoria Park, … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Christopher Ofili

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Arts Entertainment

The 11th Ben Enwonwu Annual Lecture: Considering African Art and Artivism

April 19, 2022

The British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson, and a number of other important personalities gathered at the MUSON Centre on Thursday, 12th December to commemorate Ben Enwonwu’s legacy and contribution to African and Nigerian art. Ms. Thompson gave this year’s lecture on the subject of art as an instrument for peace, conflict resolution and … Continue reading The 11th Ben Enwonwu Annual Lecture: Considering African Art and Artivism

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Arts Food LIFESTYLE

Nigerian Artist, Haneefah Adam, Transforming Food Into Works Of Arts

April 19, 2022

Haneefah Adam is a young Nigerian artist who has taken the artistic world by storm with her exploits in food arts. Most of us see food for its primary purpose of satisfying our hunger, but Haneefah views food differently. To her, food can serve artistic purposes and she has proven that numerous times with creative … Continue reading Nigerian Artist, Haneefah Adam, Transforming Food Into Works Of Arts

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Arts Nigeria

Nigerian Photographer Dayo Adedayo Works Towards Changing Nigeria’s Narrative Through Pictures

April 19, 2022

There is no better way to recall memories or capture events than the use of photography. In a society like Nigeria where the art or practice of photography is accorded less respect than it deserves, few individuals find the profession interesting and invest a lot of time and energy into making ends meet with the … Continue reading Nigerian Photographer Dayo Adedayo Works Towards Changing Nigeria’s Narrative Through Pictures

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Nigerian Female Artist, Data Oruwari: Proof Of Nigeria’s Mastery In Arts

April 19, 2022

Nigerians have continued to prove their ingenuity globally in the field of arts with exceptional and eye catching works that thrill the globe, and leave people begging for more. In a country of over 300 ethnic affiliations with diverse languages, and rich cultural heritage, it is no surprise that extraordinary artistic inventions emerge from the … Continue reading Nigerian Female Artist, Data Oruwari: Proof Of Nigeria’s Mastery In Arts

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British Museum To Temporarily Return Benin Bronzes To Nigeria

April 19, 2022

For fifty eight (58) years Nigeria has solicited the return of her priceless artifacts looted by British soldiers during the colonial era, most of which have become highly regarded must-sees in British museums today. The Kingdom of Benin was the most affected by the rapine which robbed them of a lot more than just bronze … Continue reading British Museum To Temporarily Return Benin Bronzes To Nigeria

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Arts

Tribe Fest 2018

April 19, 2022

Alluring works of art, good music and the perfect scenery brought many art lovers from all around Lagos to Tribe Fest 2018, organized by Executive Initiative (EI). EI is a philanthropic organization created by a group of young Nigerians committed to the development of their immediate communities as a first step to making a positive … Continue reading Tribe Fest 2018

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Arts

Tutu Painting Displayed In Nigeria For The First Time In 40 Years

April 19, 2022

Africa — beautiful and creatively gifted – is the origin of the world’s most revered artifacts. Sadly a large number of these relics are the prized collections of European museums and households. It is no secret that most of these artifacts were obtained via unscrupulous means. Nonetheless it is a big relief that some historical … Continue reading Tutu Painting Displayed In Nigeria For The First Time In 40 Years

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Arts BUSINESS

Nigerian Artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, Has Sold Her Artwork for ₦1.2 Billion

April 19, 2022

A green photo collage by Nigerian born artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, has become the highest grossing artwork by an artist from the country. The piece of art, titled Bush Baby, was sold at New York’s popular Sotheby’s auction for $3.4 million. Njideka, who is based in Los Angeles, has come into the limelight in the past … Continue reading Nigerian Artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, Has Sold Her Artwork for ₦1.2 Billion

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Arts Literature

An Evening With Chimamanda Adichie: What You Missed

April 19, 2022

Unlike many would have thought, An Evening with Chimamanda did not turn into a heated argument on feminism. Rather, it was an evening filled with excitement and intellectual discussions bothering on feminism, bride price, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s love for Nigerian-made clothing, a few writing tips and a sneak peak on her next moves. Chimamanda graced the … Continue reading An Evening With Chimamanda Adichie: What You Missed

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Arts Literature

Naija Storybuilders Bootcamp By Facebook And Afrinolly

April 19, 2022

Facebook and Afrinolly introduce the Naija Storybuilders Bootcamp, structured for up and coming storytellers who are developing short-form content for digital platforms. Leveraging on the wide success of the Facebook for Creators training programme in Nigeria, the social media giant and Afrinolly announced the week-long intensive workshop in partnership with celebrated writer/producers, Dayna Lynne North … Continue reading Naija Storybuilders Bootcamp By Facebook And Afrinolly

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Arts Literature Social Media

Social Media Accounts To Follow: 5 Contemporary Nigerian Authors You Should Be Following

April 19, 2022

Right from the days of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka, writers have always lent their voices to issues regarding the society. These days, our writers are not holding back as they have taken their fight for social justice beyond the shores of Nigeria. Their brilliant approach to presenting words and plots has earned them various awards and set them … Continue reading Social Media Accounts To Follow: 5 Contemporary Nigerian Authors You Should Be Following

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Arts Books Website Review

Top 5 Websites For Writers

April 19, 2022

Writing is a form of communication through which a writer conveys his message to his audience through the words he pens down, hence, for his writing to be acknowledged it must be published. To achieve this, he needs a platform where his articulated words can be showcased for the world to see. This is where platforms for writers … Continue reading Top 5 Websites For Writers

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Arts BUSINESS

Nigerian Startup Artyrama Is Creating An Online Market for African Art

April 19, 2022

What chance is there of a little known African artist having his works showcased and sold at world’s biggest art exhibitions and auctions? Here’s a sympathetic answer: slim. And that’s because the art market is heavily skewed in favour of a relatively small number of ‘big name’ painters and sculptors, who take most of the … Continue reading Nigerian Startup Artyrama Is Creating An Online Market for African Art

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Arts BUSINESS Did You Know?

Did You Know? Nigerian Artworks Grossed Over $5 Million At Art Auctions In 2017

April 19, 2022

The average Nigerian artist is probably not the richest person you’ll ever meet. They may paint brilliant portraits or sculpt exquisite statuettes, but their everyday life is typically not as pretty – more often than not, they’re struggling to make a decent living. Their hyperrealistic pencil sketches, stunning as they are, seldom earns them a … Continue reading Did You Know? Nigerian Artworks Grossed Over $5 Million At Art Auctions In 2017

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Arts Events Music

OMG Tour Moves To Grow Gospel Art In Nigeria

April 19, 2022

Golden City Entertainment, an indigenous entertainment company, has launched a campus tour aimed at creating a platform for young creative talents with interest in gospel arts. The tour, tagged “Oh My God”, was born out of the realization that gospel artists lack the platform to grow and maximize their potentials. Mr Raymond Yeesuf, speaking on … Continue reading OMG Tour Moves To Grow Gospel Art In Nigeria

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Arts Literature

Azino, Sonuga Launch Creative Africa

April 19, 2022

Nigeria’s creative industry has in the past few years grown by leaps and bounds despite the government’s seeming lack of support. Young Nigerians have attempted the impossible, gaining international recognition through their film, music, photography, fashion, literature, theatre, technology, and poetry. Two of such people who are making something beautiful out of almost nothing are Titilope … Continue reading Azino, Sonuga Launch Creative Africa

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#WeAreNigerianCreatives Inspires Internet-Based Audience

April 19, 2022

With an incredible amount of patience and skills, hyper realistic drawings, which refer to producing artwork that resembles real life, are currently flooding the Nigerian art. Fatola Israel is one of the many artists representing this genre of art work. While there are many ways as an artist to express one’s imagination on the surface … Continue reading #WeAreNigerianCreatives Inspires Internet-Based Audience

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Arts Events

Lagos Theatre Festival: Theatre in Unconventional Spaces

April 19, 2022

Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) would be held from February 27, 2018, till March 28, 2018, in Lagos, across different venues, predominately Freedom Park. With the theme, “Theatre in Unconventional Spaces”, the festival is aimed at presenting performing arts from Nigeria and the UK in Lagos.  The LTF is divided into curated shows and fringe shows; … Continue reading Lagos Theatre Festival: Theatre in Unconventional Spaces

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Lagos Biennial: The Noisy Wall Experience

April 19, 2022

With few days after the closing of the maiden edition of the Lagos biennial, the noisy wall installation art is one of the conceptual arts which made the event a memorable experience. This masterpiece is by a Ghanian artist, Silas Mensah, a graduate of Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree in Painting from College of … Continue reading Lagos Biennial: The Noisy Wall Experience

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Arts Creative Industry

Review of Directing Her Narrative: African Stories at Ake Festival

April 19, 2022

It’s a rare privilege to indulge in a cocktail of intellectual and cultural binging, nothing can quite express the euphoria. That is why the Ake Arts and Book Festival is a literal heaven for any book lover, especially those that love African literature. The festival is an annual literary and cultural event that provides an umbrella … Continue reading Review of Directing Her Narrative: African Stories at Ake Festival

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