HERITAGE: THE BEAUTY OF DANCE ON A DAY OF DANCE

By Ilemona Oseni   With its huge and diverse culture, Nigeria and its crowd of dance practitioners joined the rest of the world penultimate Tuesday to mark the World Dance…

Ovia Osese: The Day of The Virgins in Ogoriland

Many may ask- of what essence is virginity of young girls given the present level of civilization and modernization? With the moral decadence that abounds everywhere, how many young girls…

Benin Musician Osayomore: I Would Have Failed in Music Career If I hadn’t Married Many Women

OSAYOMORE Joseph is the leader of Ulele musical band based in Benin-City. He is a household name in the ancient city and this has earned him recognition from the palace…

AMAKA IGWE: THE TRUE NOLLYWOOD ICON DEPARTS

By Ilemona Oseni The entire Nigerian motion picture industry was thrown into deep shock and mourning with the death on Monday of the prolific writer, frontline motion picture director and…

Kwibuka20…HONOUR FOR OSOFISAN IN RWANDA

  One of Nigeria’s foremost dramatists, University of Ibadan’s Emeritus Professor of Drama, Femi Osofisan, was recently honoured by the Rwandan government for his 1994 play, Reel, Rwanda, which spotlighted…

‘MAAMI MAY BE MY LAST FILM AS A FILMMAKER’- TUNDE KELANI

Stories by Ilemona Oseni   If things had played out they way he had worked it, foremost filmmaker and one of Nigeria’s best known cinematographer Tunde Kelani would have be…

‘YORUBA LANGUAGE, VALUES ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTIONS’

  CULTURE enthusiasts are worried about the widespread adoption of foreign cultures at the expense of the indigenous norms and practices. To them, the most unbearable burden of civilisation is…

PRESIDENTIAL FILM GRANT THINS OFF WITH RELEASE OF CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS

It was a smart move on the part of members of the Project Act Implementation Committee that they met with practitioners of the movie industry up Northern Nigeria called Kannywood…

NUPE AS EPICENTRE OF NIGERIAN ARTS

By Oji Onoko He wears two caps: Secretary, Nupe Culture & Resource Centre, Bida and Head, Reseach & Documentation, Governor’s office, Minna, Niger State. Though a medical doctor by training,…

LANIKE BENNET, As the wild Christian, Ake on Celluloid to Celebrate Kongi at 80.

  The 80th birthday anniversary of the literary giant and first Africa’s Nobel Prize winner, Prof.Wole Soyinka is four months away. He was born on July 13, 1934. But the…