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Clean Slate Exhibition Spells Christmas In Awka

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The Christmas season in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, is being kicked into focus by a momentous art exhibition tagged “Clean Slate”. The ever innovative Awka Museum Foundation situated at 261 Zik’s Avenue, opposite Polaris Bank, Awka is opening its doors to the public for the Clean Slate group exhibition showcased as “A Sculptural Journey ...

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Asake, The Breakout Pop Star From Nigeria Who Owned 2022

Asake live in Atlanta in the US in 2022. Paras Griffin/Getty Images Sanya Osha, University of Cape Town Asake’s first commercial releases, beginning with the song Lady in 2020, didn’t really portend a seismic shift in Nigeria’s teeming Afrobeats scene. The 27-year-old genre-blending Nigerian singer and rapper has a tongue-in-cheek delivery and jocular persona. He writes nonsensical, self-deprecating rhymes with ...

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Simi And Bella Shmurda: Two Afrobeats Stars Reveal A Growing Tendency To Abuse Fela Kuti

Frans Schellekens/Redferns via Getty Images Garhe Osiebe, Rhodes University There can no longer be any doubt that Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the legendary Nigerian musician, activist and father of Afrobeat music, has become an easy career booster for today’s Afrobeats artists who are undergoing creative droughts. Fela’s invention, Afrobeat, is an ensemble and performance-based category that blends jazz, funk, rock and traditional ...

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Dubai Hosts African Celebrities Kate Henshaw And Nedu Wazobia

….as Kate relives her experience Dubai, like always, has opened its doors to two African celebrities. This time the most visited destination will be hosting the delectable Nollywood Actress, inspirational speaker and politician, Kate Henshaw; and NeduWazobia, the entertainer, known for his skits and massive online following. The duo will be in Dubai for a week and will be taken ...

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Nigerian Writer And Actress Talks New Project

Working on a new TV series has opened up many new and exciting opportunities for Nigerian Metfilm School graduate Tunde Aladese. Her latest project is Transatlantic, the upcoming show from Anna Winger, the creator of the eight-time Emmy nominated limited series Unorthodox. Tunde, an acclaimed Nigerian actress and screenwriter, wrote a 65-episode MTV series during lockdown called MTV Shuga Alone Together.  Her new project has given ...

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Queen Omoni Of Nollywood

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Nigeria is celebrated in the world because Nollywood ranks as the third largest movie-making enterprise after America’s Hollywood and India’s Bollywood. It’s indeed remarkable that one of the elite movies of Nollywood set the record of being screened in Nigeria’s seat of power in Aso Villa. The film that set the record is Being Mrs. Elliot directed ...

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The King’s Horseman, Nigeria’s Most Famous Play, Is Now A Netflix Movie: What Makes It A Classic

Odunlade Adekola stars in Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman. EbonyLife Media/Toronto International Film Festival/Netflix Babatunde Onikoyi, University of Regina Elesin Oba, the King’s Horseman is a new movie coming to Netflix. It is based on Nigeria’s most famous play, Death and the King’s Horseman, written in 1975 by Nobel Prize-winning author, activist and academic Wole Soyinka. Directed by the late ...

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Honorary Doctorate For Bob-Manuel Udokwu

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu It was a day to cherish as the esteemed actor, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, was honoured with a Doctorate Degree in Arts and Culture by Institut Superieur De Communication Et De Gestion (ISCG) University in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Saturday, August 27. The coveted award featured top-notch industry professionals acclaimed and celebrated internationally. Bob-Manuel Udokwu who serves as the ...

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Villains Of The Old Empire

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Bandits and Beggars by Kunle Adebajo; Lantern Books – Literamed Publications Ltd, Lagos; 2008; 111pp It is an everlasting truism that when brothers and sisters fight to the death, strangers end up inheriting their homestead. Toward the end of the play Bandits and Beggars by Kunle Adebajo, Oba Gezo of Dahomey bares his mind thusly: “You will ...

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